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Aboriginal Educational Resources



Ministry of Education Ontario: First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework <click here>

Ministry of Education Ontario: Aboriginal Perspectives- A Guide to the Teacher's Toolkit <click here>

Books: <click here>

Video resources that can be streamed from web: <click here>

Lesson plans/ Activities: <click here>

What I learned in the Classroom today: Aboriginal Issues: http://intheclass.arts.ubc.ca/

ReVision Quest CBC Podcasts: <click here>

Virtual Museum of Canada: <click here>

Canadian Museum of Civilization: First Peoples <click here>

National Museum of the American Indian: <click here>

Seven Teachings Posters: http://www.nativereflections.com/products.php?view=3870&np=1

Sky Buffalo: Cultural workshops (based in Hanover, ON) for schools http://www.skybuffalo.net

Toronto Zoo: www.turtleislandconservation.com

AANDC: http://www.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/eng/1315444613519/1315444663239

Traditional Teaching information: http://www.aht.ca/circle-of-life/teachings

French resources: http://www.oneca.com/blog/91-fnmi-french-curriculum-resources.html

Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Guide for Educators

Please click here: http://nmai.si.edu/sites/1/files/pdf/education/HaudenosauneeGuide.pdf

 
Inuit Cultural Online Resource

This site was created to provide a central location online to learn about Canadian Inuit culture. This site is designed to serve as a resource for Canadian school age children and their teachers. It's purpose is to offer new a different ways of learning about Inuit culture and what it means to be Inuit.
http://icor.ottawainuitchildrens.com/

 
Medicine Wheel Evaluation

This guide is intended to introduce the reader to the Medicine Wheel, outlining its history and
uses, and to show how the Medicine Wheel can be used as an evaluation framework. We
know that this framework is not appropriate for every organization or every project, but we do
hope that its use will enable some to break away from the traditional boxes, and to be able to
capture the stories and qualitative results that are often overlooked.

Previousl found at: www.acic-caci.org <CLICK HERE>

 
Teaching in First Nations Schools

In this study, the FNESC and FNSA aimed to gather information about why teachers are attracted to employment opportunities in First Nations schools, as well as challenges, possible resource and support activities that may be offered.

http://www.fnesc.ca/publications/Copyrighted_Publications/FN_Schls_Challng_&_Rewarding_Cpyrt.pdf

 
Toulouse, Dr. Pamela: Supporting Aboriginal Success

Self-Esteem and Identity, A Living Teachings Approach

The connection between Aboriginal student success and self-esteem (identity) are explored and discussed in this article. The framework in which this paper is structured follows the seven good life teachings of the Ojibwe people. Each teaching has a companion principle which is the implication for educational practice. Each section is supported with research and offers strategies for student success. The question of ‘What works?’ is central to this discussion.

<Click here>

 
Canada's First Nations

Canada's First Nations peoples value a legacy of oral tradition that provides an account of each group's origins, history, spirituality, lessons of morality, and life skills. Stories bind a community with its past and future, and oral traditions reach across generations, from elder to child. They bear witness to how women and men were created and populated the land. These descriptions of genesis are as varied as the religions of the First Nations, but all maintain that life began on the North American continent.

Creation Stories- found on this site, under Antiquity

<click here>

 
Stolen Children: Truth and Reconciliation

Includes many short video links, articles, education policies, archives, etc www.cbc.ca/news/background/truth-reconciliation/

 
Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance

Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance helps strip away the fears and stigmas that keep people from speaking openly about Aboriginal issues. We hope to create a better understanding of each other and ourselves.
The kit follows the lives of three fictional children as they grow into adulthood, quickly becoming aware of the way their prejudices, Aboriginal roots, and friendships continue to play an important role in shaping their view of each other, and our country.

FREE online resource kit <CLICK HERE>

 
7 Grandfather Teachings

http://www.davidbouchard.com/mtw/sst1.pdf