SERG Alberta


Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience

The Indigenous Sport Heroes Education Experience ( is a multimedia exhibit designed for Kindergarten to Grade 12 students and is available at no cost to teachers across Canada. This seven-year initiative was created by Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in collaboration with Indigenous Hall of Famers and countless Indigenous, sport, museum and historical partners. The first of its kind educational exhibit, this initiative shares the stories of the 14 Indigenous Hall of Famers and brings awareness to their truths and experiences, which in turn, prompts conversation about equity and inclusion, through the lens of sport, to ultimately foster a more informed, united, inclusive and stronger Canada. The digital book also includes chapters on the creation of the Tom Longboat Award, Tom Longboat award winners and Indigenous Games featuring the Arctic Winter Games, North American Indigenous Games and the World Indigenous Games.

Educational activities and lesson plans have been created to inspire further learning and relationship building with Indigenous Peoples. These are designed as entry points to help teachers integrate holistic teaching methods into their classroom that recognize the many distinct Indigenous histories, cultures, pedagogies, traditional languages and traditional knowledge systems. Each lesson plan can be downloaded by grade range per educational activity. Provincial curricular connections are also available as a tool to assist in lesson planning and as a springboard for curriculum mapping within an Indigenous context. See lesson plan details here:

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Program Components
  • Shares truths, experiences, and stories of 14 Indigenous Hall of Famers and Tom Longboat Award winners
  • Background of the Indigenous Games and the creation of the Tom Longboat Award
  • Educational interactivities
  • 12 sets of lesson plans
  • Provincial curricular connections
  • Available in French and English
  • Supporting Indigenous language revitalization: entry points to 14 Indigenous languages
  • Educator hub