Olympic Education

Indigenous Legacies through Sport Series

Lesson description

In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Week, the Canadian Olympic School Program is proud to feature the stories of two distinct Indigenous Team Canada athletes, Jesse Cockney and Jillian Weir. Through their personal growth and achievements, they have brought Indigenous voices to the forefront.

Students will explore the themes of gratitude and inclusion, making links between their world, curriculum and stories.

Lesson instructions

Download each Athlete Story below.

Special features

Athlete Stories are available in two different reading levels, Kindergarten – Grade 3 and Grade 4- 6. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions and learning activities that teachers can easily integrate into their curriculum.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this lesson, students will be able to: 

  1. Think, learn critically and use their knowledge and guiding principles to help inform their thoughts and actions.
  2. Have a concrete understanding and knowledge of Indigenous perspectives of our relationship with the planet.

Download Files

Contact Us

Canadian Olympic School Program
500 West René-Lévesque Blvd, 2nd floor
Montréal, QC Canada H2Z 1W7