Indigenous Plants and Belongings
In this one-hour program, students are introduced to contemporary and historical Indigenous use of selected plants on MOA grounds. In small groups, students find, identify and answer questions about plant species and share their findings with the class. Students explore methods for using plants for food, medicine, dyes and belongings based on Indigenous knowledge. hands-on exploration of object from the teaching collection helps students understand how they are created and used. The goal of the program is to encourage discussions on sustainability, stewardship and our shared responsibilities through learning about the cultural significance of plants and incorporating Indigenous perspectives on the making of objects and the stewarding of the land.