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Illustrate a First Nation Story with Rhoda Merkel

Rhoda Merkel • First Nations Programming

Choose a First Nation story that fits with your classroom goals/ curriculum.

Options are:

How Summer Came to the Yukon

How Raven Brought Light to the World

Four Directions: How Raven Brought Salmon to the People

Salmon Boy

Turtle Island

How Butterflies Came to Be

Students can put their illustration on canvas pictures, pillow cases, or they can create an illustrated book of the story (acrylic or watercolor paints).

Grade Suitability3-12
Maximum Class SizeClass Size
Time Required4 hours + 2 hours prep
Material RequiredSupplied by artist
Material CostApproximately $5 - depending on what project you want to do
Language of InstructionEnglish

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 more than 15 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 extented school projects.

Contact the artist

  • 250-651-7668 or 867-335-1761
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