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Karin Clark

Writer/teacher/artist Karin Clark has had over 20 years experience working with children and adults. Most of this time has been spent learning and teaching with British Columbia's First Nations in public and private schools, colleges, art classes, aboriginal/social studies courses, and university teacher education programs.

In her first book, Learning by Doing Northwest Coast Native Indian Art, co-authored with Jim Gilbert, she used her experiences and training in special and cultural education to produce an easy-to-follow, beginners skill development curriculum designed to foster respect for First Nations culture through art.

Karin spends her work time evaluating teaching/learning strategies and materials; creating curriculum material, writing story books and readers; using frameworks to create First Nations language programs; creating material and workshops to: enhance self-esteem and motivation, create Native Indian art, learn and teach using the Cognitive Education Method (CEM) - 6 keys to success, identify and explore your own personal learning styles and strategies; identify, strengthen, and remediate thinking skills and strategies; train instructors, paraprofessionals and curriculum developers; and designing flyers and brochures.

In writing Learning by Designing Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art and Learning by Doing Northwest Coast Native Indian Art with Jim, Karin has been able to use all her skills and experience to create a useful resource for artists, students, teachers, and collectors.

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Die Kunst der Indianer an der pazifischen Nordwestkueste
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10 Abbildungen von Bekanten Gebrauchsgegenstaenden und 19 Wappen-Zeichnungen der Pazifischen Nordwestkuesten-Indianer mit Erklaerungen zu ihren Bedeutungen und ueberlieferten Legenden. Beschreibungen von 7 traditionellen Musterteilen und ihren verschiedenen Variationen. 112 farbige Abbildungen und photos. 16.5 cm x 21.5 cm, 64 Seiten.

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First Nations Art Projects and Activities
Format: Coil Bound

This art project and activity guide contains 13 lessons in basic shapes and designs at the junior and secondary level and 17 projects at the elementary level.

1. Salmon model.
2. Totem pole.
3. Mask.
4. Paddle.
5. Village.
6. Story.
7. Symmetry.
8. Complete design.
9. Drum.
10. Calendar.
11. Christmas decorations.
12. Blanket.
13. Headband.
14. Sun design paper fold.
15. Bookmark.
16. Canoe model.
17. Potlatch.

The art styles focus on the traditions of the Salish and the Kwakwaka'wakw of the Northwest Coast of British Columbia. 

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167 Pages 

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First Nations Art Teachers' Handbook
Format: Coil Bound
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Developed for the First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, this 35-page booklet is comprised of a series of forms to assist the art teachers in the classroom.  Contains forms for planning lessons, graphics from four Northwest Coast artists who teach in the classroom, lessons for basic, intermedia, and advanced lessons.

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35 Pages

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First Nations Full Day Kindergarten
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

Over 300 pages of cultural components to complement traditional kindergarten skills and concepts:
PROGRAM BACKGROUND, Budget Categories, Integrating First Nations Studies, Cognitive Education Method, Activities, Skills and Goals, Monthly Rhythms, Sample Week, Sample Daily Routines. THEMES: Longhouse - Autumn & Winter, Longhouse - Spring and Summer, Salmon, Bears, Planning a Potlatch, Christmas Festival, Cedar, Canoes, Weaving, Drama, plus cultural materials support themes. Factual background information for teachers to read or share with students.

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First Nations in BC
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Format: Coil Bound
Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: University/College;

FIRST NATIONS IN B.C: Comparing Interior and Coastal Cultures
24 units of First Nations studies at the primary, intermediate and junior high school levels.
Based on Southern Interior and Pacific Coast First Nations in B.C. Origin Legends.
Culminating Activities.Contemporary Culture. First Nations Contributions.

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Learning by Designing Vol. 1: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed thoroughly analysed, well-supported comparisons of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formalise, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

This reference and instructional manual contains a detailed, thoroughly analyzed, well-supported comparison of the four Pacific Northwest First Nations art styles. There are 800 clear, detailed illustrations accompanied by straightforward copy. Topics include design formline, ovoids, U shapes, S shapes, heads, body parts, and design formation, as well as a step-by-step "How to Draw" section.

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Learning By Designing Vol. 2: Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This companion manual to Volume 1 puts First Nations art into deeper cultural context, providing Native Indian philosophy, knowledge and skills foundation, code of ethics, and interviews with a contemporary First Nations family, as well as some aspects of historical context and a description of the Potlatch. A full colour, 16-page creation story with 20 designs is included.

Additional topics include: contemporary design evolution with 50 examples, 20 designs to draw and paint, and a Quick Reference Chart containing over 100 designs.

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Learning By Doing: Northwest Coast Native Indian Art
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous American; Indigenous Canadian;

This book contains step-by-step instructions and illustrations on the basics of drawing, designing, painting and carving in the Pacific Northwest Coast Native Indian art style.

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Attendez-Moi!
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 2; 3;

C'est un petit livre émouvant sur l'importance de remarquer dans le monde. Le frère et la soeur de Charlie l'appellent "tortue", car il est toujours s'arrêtant pour regarder quelque chose d'intéressant au lieu de garder avec eux. Charlie est très intéressé par tout ce qu'il voit et veut partager son intérêt avec eux, mais ils sont impatients, à la hâte. Alors que Mamie sait les voies de Charlie et lui tire, grand-papa tire une leçon de la conversation, ce qui confirme le point de vue de Charlie, et les frères et soeurs viennent l'admirer.

Young Charlie is a First Nations boy who stops to notice what is going on around him. His older brother and sister, who are always in a hurry to get somewhere, call him “Turtle” and tell him to hurry up. But Turtle stops to see, hear and smell. Throughout the story, the reader is invited to guess what Turtle finds and puts in his bucket. All is revealed in the end as Turtle shows his family his “treasures”. Even his brother and sister are convinced that it pays to be more aware. 

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This is a SD 61 Indigenous Curriculum Resource.

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Corbeau Visite Victoria
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: 1;

A First Nations girl takes Raven, the creator/ trickster on a tour of several of Victoria’s 1990’s tourist localities. With very simple phrases and place names, the visit is the entire plot.

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This is the French version of Raven Visits Victoria.

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First Nations Families
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3;

In this story, we visit ten Victoria area First Nations children and their families. These modern families of the 1990's reflect how many kinds of families we now have. The child introduces us to each member of the family, tells what that member likes to do, and shows in what kind of housing the family lives.

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First Nations Technology
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2;

In this story, First Nations technology of the past is contrasted with First Nations technology of the present. Many illustrations show how inventive First Nations people were in their use of the environment. The addition of present-day technology shows how adaptive First Nations people continue to be. Housing, fishing, hunting, gathering, storing, clothing, carrying, transportation, cooking and ceremony are included.

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Grand-mere, Gardienne de Notre Passe
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

Chaque fois que la grand-maman obtient que "sentiment spécial,« les enfants savent qu'ils sont sur le pieu dans le van, "sortir dans la nature», et obtenir une leçon sur la façon dont les peuples des Premières nations vivaient dans les vieux jours; et grand-mère sait que les enfants doivent être en mesure de connaître ce qu'elle veut leur parler. Comme elle passe sur cette connaissance pour les enfants, elle passe aussi sur l'histoire culturelle sur la façon dont le respect a été et continue d'être représenté à l'plantes à la façon dont ils sont reconnus pour leurs contributions et assuré qu'ils ne seront pas surexploitée.

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Grandma's Special Feeling
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;
Grade Levels: Kindergarten; 1; 2; 3; 4;

Whenever Grandma gets that “special feeling,” the children know they're about to pile into the van, “get out into nature,” and get a lesson about how First Nations peoples used to live in the old days; and Grandma knows that the children need to be able to experience what she wants to talk to them about. As she passes on this knowledge to the children, she also passes on cultural history about how respect was and continues to be shown to the plants—how they are acknowledged for their contributions and assured they will not be over-harvested.

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La Technologie des Premieres Nations
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Text Content Territories: Indigenous Canadian; First Nations;

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