Indigenous Perspectives for Students

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Anti-Racism Films - NFB
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This playlist features films that confront racism. They are a small selection of films from the NFB collection that look at instances of racism in Canada, and support dialogue on equality and diversity.

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
National Film Board
National Film Board Of Canada
NFB
Date Added:
02/22/2021
Be a ConnectR
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CC BY-NC-ND
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ConnectR is an online tool created to inspire Reconciliation in Canada.
ConnectR helps you choose your next steps towards reconciliation.
Find calls to action to grow what you know, encourage a shared future and generate change.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Reconciliation Saskatoon
Date Added:
09/23/2021
Canada's History: Treaties and the Treaty Relationship Educational Package
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Applicable for Grades 3–6 and Grades 7–12.

The lesson plans in Treaties and the Treaty Relationship: Educator’s Guide are framed on the Historical Thinking Concepts and offer teachers interactive instructional approaches that foster engaged student inquiry. They are fortified with maps, weblinks, and supporting Blackline Masters.

Lesson plan themes explore Treaties across Canada from time immemorial to the present, making a concerted link between the past and the future.

As well, each learning activity offers adaptions and/or activities based on the lesson theme for exploring Treaties in grades three to six.

It is with the greatest appreciation that we thank the many contributors and supporters of the Treaties and Treaty Relationship: Educator’s Guide.

Go to the website to download the pdf package.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Author:
Canada's History
Date Added:
09/13/2018
The Circle of Courage - Medicine Wheel
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The Circle of Courage is a program based on the Medicine Wheel that integrates traditional Aboriginal ways of knowing, community values, and development. It teaches the importance of four needs for healthy growth and development: Spirit of belonging, Spirit of Mastery, Spirit of Independence and Spirit of Generosity. One example can be found at the government of Manitoba's site.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Government of Manitoba
Date Added:
02/08/2019
Enough is Enough Performance (Gr. 9-12)
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Enough is Enough is a powerful 30-minute performance tailored to Saskatchewan Ministry of Education learning outcomes in Social Studies, Music, and English Language Arts for grades 9-12.

*A full teacher's guide is available to download.

Zoey Roy’s explains that:

Enough is Enough unravels what we think we know about Indigenous people in the context of Canada and rebuild a collective understanding of how we can learn from Indigenous knowledge and spirituality to make our home in Canada better for everyone. Inspired by my own pursuit of self-love, healing, and joy. The following lessons are steppingstones – a pathway for engaging the whole human self in learning and growing. Along my journey, I learned, you can’t think your way out of a broken heart. I want people to know that they are enough, to feel that they are enough, and to know that all people, animals, plants, minerals, and emotions all have a place in this world just like you. They are all enough too. Our journey is not theirs, so our judgements have no place in their journey. I want this unit to inspire compassion, will, solidarity and love.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Strategy Lab Marketing
Zoey Roy
Date Added:
04/27/2022
First Nations Health and Wellness Colouring Book
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CC BY-NC-ND
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This colouring book represents the collective efforts of 19 Indigenous artists,
and celebrates a diversity of health and wellness perspectives.

Colouring is an activity that can increase mindfulness and decrease stress, and
can help you find balance in challenging times.

Subject:
Arts Education
Health Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Mental Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs
Canadian Red Cross
Date Added:
09/16/2021
First People of America and Canada
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Welcome to our site about the First People of North America and Canada, better known as Turtle Island. This is a child friendly, educational site about Native Americans (American Indians) and members of the First Nations.

Included on the site:
- Native American Legends (We have nearly 1400 American Indian Legends... starting with the Abenaki, and finishing with the Zuni)
- Native words of wisdom and quotes (Read the words of wisdom from such people as Geronimo of the Apache, Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce. Oglala Lakota chief Chief Luther Standing Bear. Hunkpapa Lakota leader Sitting Bull and many others)
- Native Poems and Prayers (So far we have over 230 Native American Poems and Prayers - over 130 of them were submitted by our readers)
- Treaties and Agreements (Looking for a treaty or an agreement? Well, we have over 400 so far)
- Native American Indian Clip Art
- American Indian Photographs (Currently we have over 4500 photographs of Native American Indians throughout the site)
- Shopping Area

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Reading
Unit of Study
Date Added:
11/05/2018
Forgotten Warriors
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This documentary introduces us to thousands of Indigenous Canadians who enlisted and fought alongside their countrymen and women during World War II, even though they could not be conscripted. Ironically, while they fought for the freedom of others, they were being denied equality in their own country and returned home to find their land seized.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
History
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
NFB Education
Author:
Loretta Todd
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/20/2018
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
Games from the Aboriginal People of North America
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This site offers Aboriginal Games Categorized by Mathematical Content:
- PATTERNS AND RELATIONS
- PROBABILITY
- DATA MANAGEMENT
- NUMBERS AND OPERATIONS
- PROBLEM SOLVING
- CRITICAL THINKING
- GEOMETRY
- COORDINATION

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Game
Author:
Christine Treptau
Math Central
Date Added:
11/13/2018
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage
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Database Quiz

Students learn about the history and cultures of Canada's aboriginal peoples by searching the Canadian Museum of Civilization's Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage web module, completing the Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage Database Quiz, and discussing their findings. This activity introduces students to a useful source of information.

Grades 9-12.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Author:
Canadian Museum of History
Date Added:
11/05/2018
Indigenous Engagement Starting Points Resource.pdf
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This document helps support students and teachers wishing to engage with Indigenous perspectives in science. It also covers why it is important to connect to local Indigenous communities, provides suggestions on how to develop student understanding, and shares examples of how student science research can directly connect to the
Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action.

Also check out the Indigenous Engagement Starting Points Checklist which provides a list of Indigenous groups and/or individuals you/your students can reach out to, to start this connection. A question checklist is also provided to help support those starting discussions.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Canadian Light Source
Date Added:
11/07/2022
Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
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This is a well-organized site that is easy to navigate and is available in both English and French.

There is much information on this site and I would encourage you to explore and read this resource online.
Topics include:
Truth & Reconciliation
First Nations
Inuit
Metis

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Geography
History
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Canadian Geographic
Date Added:
02/26/2019