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In-School Program

Canadiana Anna is here to explore the roots of modern democracy.

Your archaeological skills are needed to examine artifacts, learn about a consensus decision making model, create a clan symbol, and play a sacred game. Find out how the Iroquois shaped our lives today in Canada!

Video Conference Program

The Iroquois Confederacy Video Conference Program has a strong focus on decision making and governing through consensus. During this virtual program, students will look at the consensus decision making model of the Haudenosaunee First Nations people while making connections to modern democracy. This interactive program will provide students will the opportunity to share their ideas, viewpoints, and learn how to vote for consensus. At the end of the program, the students will decorate a wooden tile that will be used to create a classroom mosaic.


  • Activities: Group consensus decision making activity, examine a kit of artifacts, chart observations, play the sacred bowl game, experiment with drum rhythms (In-person program only)
  • Cross-curricular connections
  • A portion of all proceeds for this program will be donated to FNMI organizations and charities.

This program can be delivered in the following ways

In-School Field Trip

Our tried and true 2 hour field trips take place right IN your classroom! No bus to rent, no wasted school time due to traveling and no long documents to fill out! Our experienced field trip presenters will come to your classroom to deliver our 100% provincial curriculum aligned field trips. Each theme based field trip is action packed and hands-on!

Volunteers:  3 requested

Take Home: Personal Badge

Video Conference
  • 1.5 hours long
  • Livestreamed with a Presenter using Google Meet
  • Curriculum based
  • Each program has a project for each student to make and keep
  • We ship the supplies to the school
  • Works in all school re-entry scenarios (Classroom and home learning)

Take Home:  Wooden tile, paint set

Book Today

The students really enjoyed the consensus decision-making activity and the stone tossing game. These two activities required cooperation, respect, and the following of rules. It also gave the students an opportunity to try things they would not normally get a chance to do.

Grade 6 TeacherJohn Costello School

I have been booking this field trip for my grade 6 class regularly for the last 4 years as each year my students enjoy it.

J.K., Grade 6 TeacherKhalsa School Calgary

The hands-on nature of the work that was completed -there were activities and presentations that would have been difficult to source and complete myself. The close connection to curriculum objectives was also a very important factor when looking to book the session.

L.F., Grade 6 TeacherSt. Damien School

I love how this kick starts our discovery about the Iroquois Confederacy. The students love examining the artifacts and making their own clan badge. Very hands-on and interesting for the students.

E.P., Grade 6 TeacherWoodman School

An overall understanding of the valuable contribution of the Iroquois community to the foundation of Canada.

6.2.4 Analyze the structure and functions of the Iroquois Confederacy by exploring and reflecting upon the following questions and issues:

  • How was the Iroquois Confederacy structured? (PADM)
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of consensus as a decision-making model for government? (PADM)
  • How did the Six Nations use the consensus-building process? (PADM)
  • How did the Wampum Belt address collective identity? (I, PADM)
  • To what extent did the decision-making process within the Iroquois Confederacy reflect democratic ideals of equity and fairness? (PADM)

6.S.5 Demonstrate skills of cooperation, conflict resolution and consensus building:

  • Demonstrate the skills of compromise to reach group consensus
  • Work collaboratively with others to achieve a common goal

6.S.7 Use graphs, tables, charts and Venn diagrams to interpret information

  • Draw conclusions based on information gathered to answer a research question.

6.S.8 Express reasons for their ideas and opinions in oral and written form

  • Listen to others to understand their perspectives