AB ED Myths and Legends: Storytelling with an Indigenous Lens

A look at how one self-identified Indigenous teacher uses stories to teach myths and legends in the English language arts curriculum (and more). Children’s books are used, all the way up to independent inquiry work done by seniors. Teaching will be modeled in the oral tradition. A powerpoint will be shared that includes links to locally available resources to implement tomorrow!


"In this session, I will talk about how I use the "oral storytelling" outcome through myths and legends to guide objectives in other content areas such as English, Socials, Art, and Science. We will look at resources available online, in our district through the Ab Ed department, and also in my personal library, as well as resources that are likely already in your school libraries.

Feel free to come prepared with your own questions that you're not sure 'who' to ask or 'where' to ask them. You can also bring your own resources if you're wondering if they're "good" or not, or even how someone could use it!"


Target Audience



10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

This session is full.

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This session is full.


  • Missy Haynes

    Missy Haynes is Gitxsan from the wilp [house of] Haluus, Lax Skiikx [eagle clan]. She has been living as a guest on the territory of the Coast Salish peoples for almost a decade. She begun her teaching career straight out of university in a small rural community on Vancouver Island, but was called back down island where she met her partner. She has been a “train the teachers” teacher for coding initiatives, as well as presented in local pro-D events and at PSA events. She has stepped into social justice and Indigenous Education chairs of her local, continues to be involved in local and provincial union business, and currently teaches English at a high school in T’Souke [Sooke] school district. Hamiyaa [thank you].