The history of Indigenous Peoples in Canada is long and complex as are the relationships between Indigenous population and settlers. As a newcomer, it is natural that you have more questions than answers. Learning a little history might give you a better perspective to relate to the land and people you live with.
Your task this week is to learn listening strategies. Before any listening, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with the topic and context of the listening as the background knowledge helps you to better comprehend new information.
Read the following articles:
What are Treaties? Why should you know about them? (CLB 3-4)
Look at the title of the article. What do you already know about this topic? Can you predict what this article will be about?
Use an online dictionary to study or clarify the meaning of new words. Create a word bank of 5-10 words from each article. Include their meaning, pronunciation, sample sentences and any notes you might have about these words.
Were you able to predict what the article was about? What was new to you? What information did you already know?
Want to know more?
Interested to learn more about Indigenous history in Manitoba? We’ve listed more articles for you under Useful links!
Within this site…
- What newcomers need to know about residential schools
- Have you heard about the Sixties Scoop?
- Get to know the Indigenous Peoples of Manitoba