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Storytelling Blankets with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • First Nations Programming

Each student will paint a fabric square of a specific scene from a First Nation story. The scenes will be sewn in sequence on a blanket, which can be used to retell the story again and again—or hung on your school wall for all to admire. A very successful project! Story choices are: How Raven Brought Light to the World The Story of the First Potlatch Salmon Boy

Grade SuitabilityK-12
Maximum Class Size24 students
Time Required5 hours plus 2 hours prep
Material RequiredArtist will supply
Material Cost$75
Language of InstructionEnglish
CommunitiesAll
AvailabilitySeptember - June

Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda was born and raised in the Yukon, is a member of the Tahltan Nation and is a passionate First Nation culture promoter, educator and artist. She has a studio in Atlin, B.C., where you can find her sewing, beading, painting, and moose tufting, writing, or preparing for school teaching sessions. Rhoda has been working in Yukon schools for over 10 years and has been teaching for over 30 years. She is available to do small or big projects, in all communities, has worked in every grade level and is Available for Sky is the Limit projects.

Contact the artist

  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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