Reconciliation

A collection of resources to teach and learn about Truth and Reconciliation. 

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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
Calls to Action - Spirit Bear's Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
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In 2008, a group called the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) was made. Their job was to listen
to stories about residential schools and then write the stories down so we can learn from our mistakes.
In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission announced their 94 Calls to Action. These are 94
activities all governments, courts, businesses, schools, and people living in Canada can do to help fix the
mistakes of the past and present so that all children – including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children –
can grow up happy, healthy, safe, and proud of who they are.

This booklet is written by Spirit Bear as a youth-guide to the TRC’s 94 Calls to Action. Each of the calls is outlined in student-friendly language that will give them a deeper understanding of Truth and Reconciliation process.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Reading
Author:
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada
Date Added:
09/27/2022
Drafting a Statement of Reconciliation with Students - NFB Blog
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Four mini-lessons have been created to address this topic. Highlighting Indigenous-made films from the NFB collection, the lessons will help students understand the spirit and intent of the treaties and provide them with the information they need to discuss the issues of access to drinking water, health care and education. In a spirit of reconciliation and co-operation, students are encouraged to write, record and share their Land Acknowledgement statements on social media

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Martha Gonya
Nfb Education
Date Added:
09/07/2022
Education – Legacy of Hope Foundation
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The LHF has many bilingual resources available to educators, students, and researchers. They range from a DVD focussing on various aspects of residential schools to a full curriculum package consisting of six complete lesson plans with resources. The LHF specializes in creating curriculum on the history and legacies of the Residential School System. The materials present the general history of the System in 100 Years of Loss, and also explore the specific experiences of Inuit and Métis students.

The following information resources are available to download:
Hope and Healing
Forgotten: the Métis Experience of Residential Schools
Inuit and the Residential School System
Where are the Children
We Were So Far Away
100 Years of Loss Timeline
Reconciliation Video
Environmental Scan of K-6 Curriculum

The site also offers links to many other related resources.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
History
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Activity/Lab
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Reading
Author:
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Education for Reconciliation Action Toolkit (pdf) (2015)
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"This action toolkit contains a variety of resources:

*Short sample introductions to use during announcement time, at a display table or in one-on-one conversations
*A two-hour workshop to introduce your community to the campaign
*Winds of Change Series (If you have a full day or 3 sessions)"

*** All products including free downloads must be added to the shopping cart by clicking on the ‘Add to cart’ button.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kairos Canada
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Every Child Matters Colouring Page
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Orange Shirt Day and what is now called 'The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is coming up on September 30. Here is a free resource for educators and parents of children learning and participating in Orange Shirt Day. A coloring page can be a simple tool to engage children and gives them an additional way to show their support as they learn about why orange shirt day is so important.
Coloring has been proven to have the ability to help relieve stress, generate mindfulness, engage active listening and help with the processing of emotions. And don't forget, coloring isn't just for kids!

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Visual Arts
Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Aboriginal Languages
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Truth and Reconciliation
Emotional Wellness
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Hawlii Pichette
Urban Iskwew
Date Added:
08/22/2022
Exploring Dakota Lessons FNMI a Resource for Students and Teachers
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A joint initiative between Saskatoon Public Schools and Whitecap Dakota First Nation, this is a collaborative project designed to foster reconciliation by educating students on the Dakota perspectives of their history, culture, and language.

This site hosts lessons for Kindergarten to Grade 8, as well as lessons designed for use with the interpretive walls located at the Chief Whitecap School and other Saskatoon Public Schools.

The interpretive walls lessons have been designed to target a variety of grade levels. These lessons are meant to attract student groups to visit the school to learn more about Dakota history and culture; a variety of activities can be planned to fill either half or full day visits.

The Dakota education material and resources were compiled in consultation with Whitecap Dakota Elders and educators. We thank the contributors for sharing their knowledge.

Lessons for Kindergarten to Grade 8 have been designed in consultation with education professionals to meet Saskatchewan Curriculum requirements.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Aboriginal Languages
Native Studies
Treaty Education
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
06/27/2022
First Nations/Metis 60s Scoop Experience in Canada- Webinar for Educators
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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
First Nations Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources
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The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 were developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association. They are our response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about Indian Residential Schools.

It is our hope that these resources will help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people over Canada’s history, with a focus on the BC experience. The materials are also designed to engage young people to take part in the journey of reconciliation.

A video on the home page does a great job of describing the who, what, and why of the resources.

British Columbia resource.

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
History
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Activity/Lab
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Author:
First Nations Education Steering Committee
Date Added:
11/16/2018
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 Legacies through Sport Series
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In honour of Truth and Reconciliation Week, the Canadian Olympic School Program is proud to feature the stories of two distinct Indigenous Team Canada athletes, Jesse Cockney and Jillian Weir. Through their personal growth and achievements, they have brought Indigenous voices to the forefront.

Students will explore the themes of gratitude and inclusion, making links between their world, curriculum and stories.

Athlete Stories are available in two different reading levels, Kindergarten – Grade 3 and Grade 4- 6. Each story is accompanied by discussion questions and learning activities that teachers can easily integrate into their curriculum.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Canadian Olympic School Program
Date Added:
09/28/2022
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
Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation Learning Channel
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The Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation learning channel aims to engage learners in discussions about Canada’s colonial history and its impact on Indigenous communities. Explore our collection of films by distinguished Indigenous filmmakers, creators, and allies.

Subject:
Arts Education
Elementary Education
Higher Education
English Language Arts
Communication Studies
Journalism Studies
Media Studies
Indigenous Perspectives
Aboriginal Languages
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Career & Work Exploration
Social Studies
Geography
History
Law
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
National Film Board Of Canada
Date Added:
11/22/2020
An Interview with Francine Merasty-Homebound Part I
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Homebound-A Reading and Conversation with Cree poet Francine Merasty on the healing power of poetry. With grace and wit, Francine discusses how has helped her deal with the trauma of residential schools and celebrate the strength of her family.

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Creative Writing
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Sun West School Division
Date Added:
10/20/2021
Introduction to the Four Seasons of Reconciliation
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This video provides and introduction to the Four Seasons of Reconciliation program.

"4 Seasons of Reconciliation is a unique 3-hour online course that promotes a renewed relationship between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians through transformative learning about truth and reconciliation."

Sun West Teachers - to register for the course email dlchelp@sunwestsd.ca

Subject:
Indigenous Perspectives
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Sun West
Date Added:
06/20/2022
Learning Resources Supporting Reconciliation in Saskatchewan Schools FNMI
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Contains a list of suggested videos to help learn more about truth and reconciliation as well as the legacy of residential schools. Many of the videos are intended for adult learning while others are appropriate for classroom use.

Also contains resources that teachers and other professionals may find useful when learning about truth and reconciliation as well as the legacy of residential schools.

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Truth and Reconciliation
Social Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
EDOnline
Date Added:
08/31/2018