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Charles R. Menzies
Publications and Presentations
Ethnographic Film Unit

Community Resources

These are background materials referenced in public presentations or community workshops.

Sky Story: A First Nations Journey: Oct. 19, 2007

Sky Story is a First Nations show at the Vancouver Planatarium. The show is designed as a resource to complement a grade nine science unit on celestial bodies.

Two articles that document BC First Nations understanding of astronomy and tidal action are posted here as a reference for teachers interested in more of the indigenous science of the northwest coast.

  • Jay Miller. North Pacific Ethnoastronomy: Tsimshian and Others.
  • Wayne Shuttles. Space and Time, Wind and Tide.
  • C. Menzies and C. Butler. Tsimshian Fishing Techniques and Technologies.
  • Additional Indigenous Science, Society, and Culture curriculum materials designed for BC's K-12 educations sytem can be found on the Forests and Oceans for the Future research group web page. The lesson plans posted there have been designed by classroom teachers for use with the BC Ministry of Education's IRPs. Download lesson plans




Last reviewed 15-March-2017

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Charles R. Menzies, Ph.D.
Department of Anthropology
University of British Columbia
6303 NW Marine Drive
Vancouver, BC. V6T 1Z1
tel 604-822-2240 | fax 604-822-6161 | e-mail cmenzies@interchange.ubc.ca

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