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People of salmon and cedar - About This Book. SummaryIn 1850, Chief Seattle, leader of the Suquamish and Duwamish, welcomed white settlers to his homeland. Although much has changed since that time, the Indian people of the Northwest Coast remain. They also hold on to their cultural traditions in many ways, respecting the salmon of their rivers and the cedar trees of their forests. This text helps us understand the culture of Northwest Coast Indians, especially the relationship with their majestic landscape. Publication Date1996 LanguagesEnglish ContributorPort Gamble S'Klallam Tribal Council, in conjunction with the University of Washington Information School - United States PublisherCobblehill Books - United States From PEOPLE OF SALMON AND CEDAR by Ron Hirschi, illustrated by Deborah Cooper, copyright © 1996 by Ron Hirschi, text.

ARCHIVED - Culture: Language - Scots - Explore the Communities - The Kids' Site of Canadian Settlement - Library and Archives Canada. Introduction | History | Daily Life | Culture | References Culture Language Most of the Scottish settlers were from the Highlands and spoke Gaelic. They brought their language with them. Many of the early Scottish settlers did not speak English. In the early 1800s, Gaelic was the third most common European language spoken in British North America. Today Gaelic is still spoken in parts of Cape Breton.

Religion The early settlers were not able to build churches right away. Selkirk's settlers from the Isle of Skye were Presbyterian Protestants. Before a person could join the Presbyterian Church, the minister and church elders had to make sure the person's faith and character met the high standards of the Presbyterian faith. The History of Louis Riel. Democracy is... Animation by Lukasz Szozda. Free Calendar with all Important dates for Canada. Michael Mitchell "Canada in my Pocket" Inuit drum dancing - Bing Vidéos. Throat Singing. Storytelling - Oral Tradition. Storytelling in the Arctic is a means not only to entertain, but also to educate and inform. Since prehistoric times, lessons, morals, history, and practical knowledge have been passed from generation to generation through this common oral tradition. The act of storytelling is in itself indicative of the communal lifestyle of the long Arctic winter.

By its very existence, storytelling implies a listening audience, willing to hear the narrator’s words. Written history allows a reader to experience stories of the past alone and in isolation, while an oral tradition requires cooperation and inclusion. The visual aspect of storytelling is almost as important as the story. The prints below by Holman artists illustrate stories. Back to Top Français. Forests: Benefits of Trees. Produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide Trees are necessary for our survival. Through photosynthesis trees produce the gas that we cannot live without: oxygen (O2). As we breathe in, our bodies take in oxygen and when we breathe out, we release carbon dioxide (CO2).

Trees do the opposite. They take in CO2 and release O2. That’s a lot of fresh air! Moderate temperature and rainfall Trees help cool the earth’s tempearature. Trees are like natural air conditioners and water pumps. If you are at the beach and you come out of the water in a wet bathing suit and lay in the sun, the sun’s heat removes the water from your bathing suit and soon you are dry. Forests help to make sure we get rain. Provide food, medicine, shelter and warmth Cork used in a cork-board. Every day we use or eat something that has come from a tree. But we don’t always have to cut down a tree to be able to make something from it. Coconuts on a palm tree. What about the things we eat?

Willow away the pain! What Is A Glacier? Mountains in Motion: The Canadian Rockies. Banff National Forest and Canadian Rockies. Salt dough map in a pizza box | Gr.4 Canada and Physical Regions | Pi… Northern Seasons. Word Search. Provincial and Territorial Card Match. Games - Canadian Geographic Kids! Facts about Alberta for Kids - The Free Resource For Kids. Canada, Provinces and Territories and their Capitals. Is everything you wanted to know about Canada and canadian information about provinces, provincial federal government, native people, maps and statistics. Canada Crossword # 2 Provincial & Territorial Capitals Part of the Teaching & Learning About Canada Website Just print and photocopy for classroom use Answers Puzzle Index. Canadian Geography Quizzes - Fun Map Games.

The Compass Slide. World Age Distribution. Boats go fishing for trash in Rio's big bay. RIO DE JANEIRO — A green boat cut through the polluted waters of Rio de Janeiro's Guanabara Bay Monday. It sailed alongside the local fishing boats but instead of grouper and swordfish, its catch was plastic bags, soda bottles and an old toilet seat. The green boat is one of three so-called "eco-boats. " These floating garbage ships are a key part of the plan to clean up Rio's Guanabara Bay. Brazilian authorities have pledged it will be clean in time for it and other Rio waterways to host events during the 2016 Olympic Games. Critics say the boats do little to address the more pressing question of sewage. There's little trash and sewage service in this sprawling mega-city of 6 million people.

Tons of garbage and raw waste flow daily down sludge-filled rivers. At low tide, you can see mountains of household trash, old sofas and even washing machines. High Pollution Levels The Associated Press looked at more than 10 years of government tests on waterways. The boats don't deal with sewage. Survival of the Fittest. Human activities threaten the existence of plants and animals worldwide. Overhunting, deforestation, and encroachment on natural habitats all pose threats. The current rate of species extinction is between one hundred and one thousand times greater than the expected natural rate. A 2008 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report stated that nearly one third of amphibians, one in eight birds, and one in four mammals are threatened with extinction. Ecosystem functioning depends on the existence and health of numerous interacting species. These interactions make human life possible. Habitat loss, illegal killing, and human encroachment threaten big cat populations.