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Manitoba: Arts & Culture  Student Centre

Web Links

Here are some Web sites to help you with your research.

Web Activity

Here is an activity to help you gather information from one of the Web sites:

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Web Links

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

What sports were played by Canada's Aboriginal peoples? What are some Aboriginal names? The "Kid's Stop" section of the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Web site has information about the places, people, history, languages, and culture of Canada's First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people. Click on "Culture and History" on the menu bar across the top of the page, and then on "Kid's Stop" from the menu on the left-hand side of the page.

Provincial Heritage Sites

Manitoba has more than 100 Provincial Heritage sites! You can browse through pictures and brief descriptions of all of them at this Web site.






Web Activity

?_Geography Flow Chart

In this activity you will learn about a staple food in the Aboriginal diets of Manitoba peoples-wild rice. Found in small rivers, lakes, and swampy areas in Southern Manitoba, native people have harvested wild rice for centuries.

1. Visit the Agriculture and Agri-food Canada Web site.  

2. Click on "Culture and History" in the top right-hand corner of the menu


3. Go to "Kids' Stop" on the menu bar running down the left side of the


4. Click on "Info Sheets" .

5. Open the Information Sheet entitled, "Chances are it's Aboriginal: A

    Conversation About Aboriginal Foods".

6. Read the information sheet, making notes about wild rice.

7. Create a visual flow chart to show the process of growing and harvesting

    wild rice.