Anishinaabe Rites of Passage

Anishinaabe Rites of Passage

The Self-Efficacy and Indigenous Development, addresses the unique needs of cultural identity development, by discussing holistic cultural variables and their implications on youth and young adults.  We do this through the understanding that culture is evolving rapidly and requires facilitators to help bridge this cultural change. The Self-Efficacy and Indigenous Development curriculum understands the legacy of governmental laws, regulations, policies, and practices that have impacted First Nation people, families, and communities. These laws have had latent consequences for First Nation people and have resulted in the creation of generations upon generations of social welfare casualty. 


The Self Efficacy and Indigenous Development curriculum works towards cultural restoration from within because it helps the student process real-live issues relevant to current and historical Indigenous issues. The curriculum understands cultural attachment as the human survival mechanism necessary for the rebuilding of a Nation of people. 


In this lesson, you will find the following expectations,


Overall Expectations:

By the end of this course, students will:


Describe the elements of culture reflected in various art forms such as stories depicting traditions, values and beliefs.


Specific Expectations:


By the end of this course, students will:

  • Describe gender roles in the creation and maintenance of traditions, values, and beliefs in traditional and contemporary Indigenous art forms.
  • Identify symbols found in the traditional and contemporary art forms and stories of specific Indigenous groups.
  • Explain how symbols/stories represent specific Indigenous cultures.
  • Explain the importance of an art form/stories to a cultural group.
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