Cultural awareness

Changing immigrants' attitudes toward intentions to use the BC HealthGuide Program: Culturally specific video messaging for health promotion (2007)

Journal of Applied Research on Learning, Vol. 1, No. 1, Article 3, 2007

This study investigated perceptions within the Iranian community of the Greater Vancouver Area about the Government of British Columbia’s health information program, and explored a model for introducing the program to other ethnic communities in the province.

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2014-05-16

Culture Days Activities (2011)

This kit offers a variety of ideas and activities for exploring different cultures. The activities can be used in the classroom, during a library program, or in a literacy program.

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2014-02-10

Northern Light Legends [Video – 3:26] (2011)

This short video documents the northern lights, or aurora borealis, and the legends surrounding them.

The film crew travelled to Kugluktuk, the westernmost community in Nunavut, almost on the border with the Northwest Territories. From there, they travelled south to spend 10 days camping on the tundra, capturing the northern lights via time-lapse photography.

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2013-03-28

Pualuk – Making crafts with sealskin [Video – 21:22] (2011)

Opened in 1998 by BHP Billiton Canada, the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories is Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine.

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2013-03-19

Ecologies of Learning: How Culture and Context Impact Outcomes of Workplace Literacy and Essential Skills (2012)

Presentation at Summer Institute 2012 organized by The Centre for Literacy

This paper, commissioned by The Centre for Literacy, looks at how context and culture affect the outcomes of workplace literacy and essential skills (WLES) and similar programs.

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2013-03-18

The Métis Sash [Video – 18:24] (2012)

BHP Billiton Canada opened the Ekati Diamond Mine, Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine, in the Northwest Territories in 1998. The company has held a series of workshops designed to introduce its employees to local Aboriginal culture.

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2013-03-13

Dendìwò ke – Moosehide tanning process [Video – 21:05] (2011)

In 1998, BHP Billiton Canada opened the Ekati Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories, Canada’s first surface and underground diamond mine. The company has held a series of workshops designed to help its multinational workforce learn about local Aboriginal culture, including the importance of the oral tradition in that culture.

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2013-03-06

The Drum [Video – 16:27] (2010)

This video focuses on a drum-making workshop held at the Ekati Diamond mine in the Northwest Territories. The workshop was part of a series organized by BHP Billiton Canada, which developed the mine, to introduce its multinational employees to local Aboriginal culture.

The workshop is led by two Tlicho elders. The Tlicho, also known as Dogrib, are part of the broader designation of Dene Aboriginal people.

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2013-02-27

Collaborative learning in an Aboriginal Adult Literacy Centre (2008)

This report, presented during the annual conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education (CASAE) in Vancouver in 2008, outlines a case study of an Aboriginal adult literacy centre. The study was framed by the concepts of guided participation and cognitive apprenticeship, which involve learning through guidance from an expert.

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2011-08-16

Roots and Connections Instructor Guide (2008)

A culturally integrated ESL curriculum for community orientation in Alberta

This training guide has been developed to help instructors use Roots and Connections, an English as a Second Language (ESL) program aimed primarily at new Canadians who may feel isolated in Alberta’s rural communities.

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2011-07-08

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