Language Learning Literacy
Quillworks for making the Ki Kinnection!
Centuries of quillwork make up Canada's Apology Curriculum with the Art of Reconciliation.

“I’ve heard about Quillwork, but I’m not quite sure what it’s all about”
ABC - Art Before Contact

An Aboriginal Alphabet: Celebrating The ART of Native Literacy, the connection “ki” kinnection to the Land. Quill to Quill is an alphabetically organized photo library with stunning images of native quill work, dating back centuries before contact.

(Find the root word)
How and where does Quill to Quill fit with the Ontario Ministry of Education Guidelines for Curriculum.

Early Intervention and the Primary Years

“Children’s early learning experiences have a profound effect on their development. These early interactions directly affect the way connections are made. Early learning experiences are crucial to the future well-being of children, and establish the foundation for the acquisition of knowledge and skills that will affect later learning and behaviour”.

By exposing children in their early years, to more than one language, we are enhancing their appreciation and opportunity to learn more than one language in later years. Second language acquisition has many benefits for children, showing significant advantage, as the years progress.

Quill to Quill supports curriculum development with materials to enhance:

  • Connections with aboriginal peoples, respecting their connection to the land
  • Linkages with Language Learning Literacy and the Land
  • Early emphasis on environmental literacy
  • Interactive engaging positive experiences with aboriginal art and languages
  • Creative materials for classroom use: art, rhyme, chime, poetry and song
  • Establishing foundations for higher order learning, in later years
  • Activities in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Effective Programming honouring the richness of the oral tradition,
  • Classroom materials, to enrich with oral-language development
  • Engaging culturally appropriate resources
  • Successful literacy development, mirrors the oral tradition, respecting aboriginal peoples as the founders of this country, enhancing respect for all aboriginal populations, then and now.