First Nations, Settlers, and the Land

  • Grades 4-5
  • Located in the Qu’Appelle Valley north of Regina on private land.
  • Day will include learning about the impact glaciers had on the land, a visit to teepee rings that were left behind by Indigenous people, and a cemetery study near a small church to discuss the European people who settled in the valley.
  • full day field trip
  • This trip is not accessible by wheelchair

Related Documents:

Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - Spring 
Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist - Fall 
First Nations, Settlers, and the Land Slide Presentation
FNSL Slide Commentary
Pre and Post Activities
Buffalo Utilization Chart
Buffalo Usages
Buffalo Usages - continued
FNSL Background Information
FNSL Bus Study
FNSL Cemetery Study
FNSL Cemetery Study - alternate


Online Resources:

Excellent Saskatchewan Resource

History of St. Nicholas Kennel Anglican Church

Curriculum Connections  



Grade 4

Social Studies

IN4.2 Describe the origins of the cultural diversity in Saskatchewan communities.

Social Studies

DR4.1 Correlate the impact of the land on the lifestyles and settlement patterns of the people of Saskatchewan.

Social Studies

DR4.2 Explain the relationship of First Nations and Métis peoples with the land.

Grade 5

Social Studies

IN5.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the Aboriginal heritage of Canada.

Social Studies

IN5.2 Analyze the evolution of Canada as a multicultural nation.

Social Studies

DR5.1 Analyze the historic and contemporary relationship of people to land in Canada.

Social Studies

DR5.2 Assess the impact of the environment on the lives of people living in Canada.

Social Studies

PA5.1 Describe Canada’s political evolution.