The Stoney Nakoda Heroes Project: Connecting Community, Culture and Curriculum

In this presentation, Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler share how they encouraged their students to identify heroes in their family lines and uncover local stories that haven’t been told.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted February 18, 2020

They worked with Stoney Nakoda Elders in their community to help their grade 4 students explore and deepen their understanding of their culture, traditions, and personal histories. Through the documentation of family lineage, oral storytelling, and the creation of original artworks, Kayla and Genevieve’s students were involved in powerful reconciliation work that allowed them to reconnect and reclaim their cultural identities.

This presentation was part of the Making Personal Stories Big panel at the 12th Canada's History Forum, Small Stories, Big Ideas, held on January 19, 2020.

Governor General's History Awards Winner Kayla Dallyn and Genevieve Soler are teachers at Exshaw School in Exshaw, Alberta. They are recipients of the 2019 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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