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Manito Ahbee Aki: The place where the Creator sits

March 15 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT

Free Funded by Microsoft Canada & Minecraft

Boohzoo Aniin!

Travel back in time to experience Anishinaabe culture, community and teachings in Minecraft: Education Edition.

The land we live on has always been an integral part of our learning. It’s a place that connects all of us together.

For Centuries the Anishinaabeg and other Indigenous Peoples have been caretakers of this land and hold valuable and rich knowledge for us to understand.

Manito Ahbee Aki: The place where the Creator sits, is a Minecraft world that blends the Anishinaabe Worldview with technology allowing your class to learn about the Anishinaabe Worldview through an Anishinaabe lens and knowledge.

We invite you and your Grade 3-8 classroom, to join us for this 90-minute lesson.  We’ll explore the 7 Grandfather teachings, understanding the story of Turtle Island and explore Manito Ahbee Aki to learn from our Elders and knowledge Keepers.

What do you need for the lesson?

  • Access to Minecraft: Education Edition (downloaded on your device, and a working log in for Minecraft:EE)
  • A device for each student (Minecraft:EE works on Chromebooks, Macs, iPads and PCs)
  • Access to the internet (this is a livestreamed lesson via Teams Live)

How is this lesson connected to the curriculum?

Overall Learning Goals

  • Learning about the Anishinaabeg Worldview
  • Seeing Anishinaabeg culture and representation
  • Understanding the relationships between the land and us as caretakers
  • Learning how Anishinaabeg Culture connects to our students’ own worldview
  • Building a better future for tomorrow from the teachings of the past

Supplementary Learning Goals

  • Connects to most social Studies curriculums when comparing various groups in a Canadian Culture
  • Learning about the history of Turtle Island through the lens of Anishinaabeg Culture


The learning doesn’t end after this 90-minute lesson. We’ll help support you to continue the learning with:

  • Resources on how to share and understand Treaty Land & the Medicine Wheel
  • Lesson ideas surrounding Indigenous Joy and understanding Water Rights
  • Additional support materials on how to learn about communities in Canada’s past and present.

As always, this free lesson will be recorded to allow for flexibility.  Register below and you’ll receive a link to the recording to use when it best fits your class schedule!


This workshop is made possible by Microsoft Canada & Minecraft – thank you!


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  • Only educators need to register – think about it as one registration per class!
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March 15
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm EDT
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