Native Traditions Advocate For the past month we have been learning about the strained relationship between

Native communities and Canadian Government throughout all of Canadian history. As a result of some decisions made by the Canadian government many Natives today struggle to keep their traditions and culture alive. What if we could change that? Maybe we can. On May 22, we will be traveling back in time to the 1870’s to appear before the Canadian government prior to when the decision was made to implement residential schools. Our job, as informed citizens from the future, is to advocate for the importance of keeping Native traditions and culture alive. Your Task  Choose one Native tradition (e.g. Potlatch, Oral storytelling, restorative justice)  Provide a definition of the tradition and what it looks like  Create a clear and strong argument for why it is an important tradition  Make reference to mistakes made by the early European settlers prior to the 1870’s  Use a visual aid to enhance your argument (note we will be taking our technology back in time with us.)  Include at least three reliable sources To help you with your research, on May 10th we will be hosting a luncheon at the school and Elders from Mississauga’s First Nations community will be invited. At the luncheon you will have the opportunity to ask these First Nations people about the tradition you have chosen. Come to the lunch prepared with at least two questions. As students from the future we know the negative impact residential schools had First Nations People and it is important to take our knowledge to advocate for social justice. Though this project is individual, it is a good idea to bounce ideas off each other. If you are stuck ask each other for help; support each other. Be creative! I believe in you. Sincerely, Mr. Sanchez

Native Traditions Advocate

Teacher Name: Mr. Sanchez

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________________________________________ You're Getting There Advocates argument was accurate and relevant, but the information was weak.

CATEGORY Argument/ Information

Enthusiasm

Terrific Advocates argument was accurate, creative, relevant and strong. Information was clear and thorough. Facial expressions and body language generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others. Advocate successfully uses a visual aid to enhance their argument. Advocate is able to clearly and successfully connect their argument to mistakes made by early European settlers.

Visual Aid

Good Advocates argument was accurate, relevant, and strong. Most information presented was clear and thorough. Facial expressions and body language sometimes generate a strong interest and enthusiasm about the topic in others. Advocate uses a visual aid that is relevant to their argument. Advocate is able to connect their argument to mistakes made by early European settlers.

Needs Some Work Arguments was not accurate and/or relevant.

Facial expressions and body language are used to try to generate enthusiasm, but seem somewhat faked. Advocate uses a visual aid that seems disconnected from their argument. Advocate used a week connection to the mistakes made by early European settlers.

Very little use of facial expressions or body language. Did not generate much interest in topic being presented. No visual aid is present.

Historic Connection

Advocate does not make a connection to mistakes made by early European settlers.