Operation Water Spirit (OWS)
OWS is a collection of thematic units and lesson plans which will reinforce Aboriginal culture and perspectives regarding water for Aboriginal students while at the same time provide an Aboriginal perspective to non-Aboriginal students about water issues.
OWS is available in English and in Cree.
Expectations of Program
OWS invites teachers to encourage classroom discussions to enable students to gain a closer understanding of Aboriginal issues and perspectives surrounding drinking water. Students will learn that not everyone has safe drinking water and Aboriginal people are the greatest protectors of our environment, encouraging the need for water conservation and source water protection.
Expectations of Teachers
To present OWS in an open and caring atmosphere, to encourage students to view Aboriginal issues by “walking in their moccasins” for the duration of these lessons.
Expectations of Students
To be receptive to new perspectives, and to leave all racial prejudice behind.
A closer relationship and understanding between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students.
Lesson plans are available free of charge online.
This project has been made possible by the generous support of the following donors: