Professional Learning for Indigenous Perspectives

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Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) - University of Saskatchewan
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Established in 2005 in the University of Saskatchewan's College of Education, the Aboriginal Education Research Centre (AERC) seeks to create, support, and disseminate innovative Indigenous education research. Through partnerships with scholars, faculty, students, community-based organizations, schools, federal and provincial governments, AERC is working to build stronger relationships among those involved with Indigenous education.
The site outlines the AERC partnerships, past and present partnerships and the International Visiting Scholars Series.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
AERC - University of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
10/30/2018
Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Toolkit
Read the Fine Print
Educational Use
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The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It's Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. The resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Assembly of First Nations
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Ensuring First Nations, Métis  and Inuit Student Success - Leadership through Governance
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This report examines some of the key issues surrounding the education of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students and proposes a governance framework that school boards can use to improve student results.
Written for Alberta Education.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Alberta School Boards Association
Sig Schmold
Date Added:
11/13/2018
First Nations/Metis 60s Scoop Experience in Canada- Webinar for Educators
Unrestricted Use
CC BY
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This webinar and list of resources for First Nations Metis 60s Scoop Experience in Canada was provided by FAST Educational Programs.  If you wish to contact Lisa you can find her (lraber@fastcyv.ca) to ask questions, or share the work you have done with your students to make them advocates against hate. 

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/31/2021
Follow Their Voices Readiness IC Map
Only Sharing Permitted
CC BY-NC-ND
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The Readiness IC Maps focus on actions and practices to help school-wide efforts to increase Métis, First Nations and Inuit student achievement. They provide clear, specific and shared descriptions of what a new initiative or practice should look like.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/17/2021
Following Their Voices
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Following Their Voices is an initiative designed to raise the educational achievement and participation of Saskatchewan's First Nations, Métis and Inuit students. Following Their Voices focuses on enhancing relationships between students and teachers, creating structures and supports for teachers and school administrators to co-construct teaching and learning interactions with students and creating safe, well-managed learning environments. Following Their Voices is based on research that was conducted with First Nations and Métis engaged and non-engaged students, parents/caregivers, teachers and school administrators about what is needed in order to be successful as a First Nations or Métis student in school. The ‘voices’ of these groups of people were profound in terms of the issues they identified. Their words and insights, along with international research, and guidance and advice from Elders and Knowledge Keepers formed the foundation of this initiative.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
01/21/2019
Free Online Course from U of A - Indigenous Canada
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"Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions."

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Dr. Paul L. Gareau
Dr. Tracy Bear
University of Alberta
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Guide to Relationships and Learning with the Indigenous Peoples
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"The CASS “Guide to Relationships and Learning with the Indigenous Peoples of Alberta” was developed to support our members, as system leaders, to deepen their understanding of foundational knowledge of the Indigenous Peoples. This Guide was developed through an Indigenous lens by including the voices and teachings of Elders and Knowledge Keepers. Their voices are captured on video and edited to introduce and bring understanding to multiple areas of learning that capture and cover the essential teachings identified by the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples of Alberta."

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
CASS
Date Added:
03/10/2021
H2Whoa! (free program in Saskatchewan)
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The Planet Protector Academy: H2Whoa! resource teaches students about water conservation and protection and inspires them to take action.

The resource consists of four 60-90 minute lessons that include content developed with Indigenous elders, culture keepers and artists.

Teachers can sign up on this site and get started.

PLUG & PLAY! MINIMAL PREP!

Print Worksheets, Set Up Projector, Let The Website Do The Rest!

Subject:
Visual Arts
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
H2WHOA!
Date Added:
01/28/2020
HEALING THE GENERATIONS RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL CURRICULUM - Ontario Education
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Curriculum Objectives:
- To increase awareness of the residential school system as a major part of the European colonizing effort against Aboriginal peoples, resulting in significant intergenerational impacts.
- To increase awareness and understanding of what Nishnawbe Aski Nation (Ontario) members experienced while attending the 13 residential schools in the region.
- To promote awareness in reclaiming language, culture and skills that were lost as a result of residential schools.
- To promote individual healing in the context of rebuilding links with families, communities and Elders.

Complete lessons (2013, 2002) based on Ontario Curriculum.
Grades 9-12.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Date Added:
11/13/2018
How can we embed Truth and Reconciliation in every school?
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Eleven of the ninety-four Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) final report are specific to education. Call to Action 63, “Building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect,” challenges Canadian education systems to focus on students’ understanding of Indigenous human rights and social justice initiatives. Non-Indigenous students are now beginning to learn about the truth of residential schools, treaties and other long-standing issues facing Indigenous communities such as lack of clean drinking water, housing and food shortages. Truth and reconciliation is a spiritual and emotional journey required of all students and educators – from the head to the heart – that will unfold differently for everyone.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Dr. Pamela Rose Toulouse
Date Added:
01/14/2019
Indigenous Children and Youth Wellness Measure
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The Children’s Health and Well-being Measure (ACHWM) is a tool that gives Indigenous communities and organizations an overview of the health and well-being of children and youth in their communities.

The measure offers insight into children's Spiritual, Emotional, Physical, and Mental wellness.

The survey is completed on a tablet that engages children and acts as a catalyst for honest conversation. The results are shared with each child or youth in a visual form on the Balance Chart.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
ACHWM
Date Added:
06/13/2022
Indigenous Education
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The National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education connects communities with each other to share their stories about Indigenous education across Canada and around the world.

Playlists of short films are available.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
The National Centre for Collaboration
Date Added:
06/14/2019
Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework
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Inspiring Success: First Nations and Métis PreK-12 Education Policy Framework was renewed in collaboration among First Nations and Métis organizations, Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, post-secondary and provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education stakeholders, and the Ministry of Education. The vision of Inspiring Success is a provincial Prekindergarten to Grade 12 education system that foundationally places Indigenous knowledge systems, cultures and languages within the structures, policies and curricula to ensure an equitable and inclusive system that benefits all learners. As such, this renewed policy framework guides actions at all levels of the education sector and is aligned with the goals of the Education Sector Strategic Plan. Inspiring Success supports reconciliation, treaty education, Indigenous cultures and languages in the classroom, as well as the infusion of Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing into all renewed curricula to benefit all learners.

The ministry is committed to facilitate the sharing of information, tools and processes useful to school divisions, teachers and administrators in planning and implementing actions in First Nations and Métis education, in alignment with the policy goals. Improving First Nations, Métis and Inuit student achievement and the learning outcomes for all students is a shared responsibility throughout the PreK-12 education sector.

As a first step, it is recommended to become familiar with the policy framework.

Implementation
We heard from First Nations and Métis organizations, Elders, provincial education stakeholders and post-secondary institutions about how crucial implementation will be for this policy framework. We acknowledge the considerable number of initiatives and programs put in place by government and by school divisions; however, there is more work to do. A variety of tools and resources are available to assist with creating awareness, building support, planning and implementation, including a webinar presentation, PowerPoint slideshow, promotional handout and dialogue questions. Many links are provided within each goal area as suggested resources for teachers and administrators. More will be added as new information and tools become available.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Government of Saskatchewan
Date Added:
06/11/2019