Aboriginal Spirituality generally involves an Animistic point of view. The world is full of objects and creatures that are closely tied to the spiritual world. This means that there are spiritual beings all around us that we should be able to interact with and ask for help or guidance. These spirits usually appear in some sort of animal form, but could also be in the rocks, trees, etc., always closely tied to the natural world. Most of the teachings of Aboriginal Spirituality therefore stress working and living in harmony with Nature.
You will be expected to complete each of these assignments during this unit. Download any that you missed during class.
September 18-19, In-class Assignment pages 35 - 41
2.2 Your Personal Totem September 19th
Pick your Personal Totem from the list given on the back of the worksheet or from the second, more complete list given
September 29 - October 1, In-class Assignment pages 43 - 47
Oct 10th Issues Facing Canadian Aboriginal Groups Assignment - Due Oct 30
Oct 20th Video "Grey Owl"