Voices from Here is an oral history project that shares the stories and experiences of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. Using oral histories and memories as educational resources can help build understanding and challenge traditional historical narratives. This guide is designed to move your class from comprehension to interpretation of oral histories; to encourage students to consider how colonialism affected Indigenous Peoples; and to explore how some learned to navigate their experiences.

This guide is a teacher resource containing several classroom activities that explore the stories shared in the Voices from Here series. To use this series and guide, you will need to conduct research and lead discussions about oral histories, colonial policies, and Indigenous resistance, resilience, and resurgence in Canada. The lesson plans are designed to help students work with oral histories and understand these histories from the perspectives of those who lived them. Each piece stands alone, but we encourage students to look for connections and make comparisons.