Indigenous Content

Creating educational content that supports data science skills development and promotes cross-cultural understanding is important to Callysto. The learning modules on this page were created in an effort to promote cross-cultural understanding as well as celebrate Indigenous culture.

Before you get started on a learning module, go to our Get Started guide. This guide will lead you through the basics of how our learning modules work.

We’d like to thank the Tla'amin Nation nation and members Ms. Betty Wilson, Ms. Gail Blaney, Mr. Tyler Peters, and Mr. Alex Sutcliffe for helping us create our basket weaving and fish trap learning modules.

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate with Indigenous communities across Canada to create data science learning materials that incorporate cultural practices. If you know of an Indigenous community who would like to collaborate with Callysto, please email

Discover Fish Traps with Data

By callysto | January 19, 2021

The Coast Salish are Indigenous peoples based in the Pacific Northwest Coast of Canada (British Columbia) and the United States (Oregon and Washington). Salmon fishing is part of their history and culture. What types of fish traps did they use? How can you use data analysis to figure out how effective the traps were? These …

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Create a Basket Weaving Pattern

By callysto | December 8, 2020

Can you use data science to create basket weaving patterns? Yes! In this learning module recommended for Grades 9-12) students will learn about the basket weaving practices of the Tla’amin Indigenous peoples (who are based in British Columbia) and create their own digital basket weaving creation.  View Callysto Learning Module

Design a 3D Basket

By callysto | December 8, 2020

Can you use data science to create a 3D basket? Yes! In this learning module (recommended for Grades 9-12) students will learn how to use data science skills to weave their own digital basket. They’ll also learn more about the history of the Tla’amin Indigenous peoples, who inspired the lessons in this module. View Callysto …

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