Grades 4-7 Resources » Lahal

Lahal

​Lahal 

A gambling game that was traditionally played by adults.  Recently children have been taught Lahal becuase it allows Elders to teach traditional songs and different drum-beats used during various styles of songs. At the same time, lessons on the history of the children's tribe and stories relating to the game can be passed on. Children can learn to work together as a team, to develop respect, trust, self-confidence and pride in traditional games all while having fun!

​Song​

Ala'wala - Lahal Songs

Song 1 - Ala'wala​

Instructions

There are many variations of Lahal rules across the First Nations groups, but we have included a version that is suitable for children to play.