This 2.5-3 hour course is intended for teacher professional development.
- Indigenous Perspectives
- Material Type:
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Arlene Low
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A collection of resources to teach and learn about Truth and Reconciliation.
This 2.5-3 hour course is intended for teacher professional development.
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.
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.
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
"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)"
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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!
Indigenous art colouring page in honour of National Day of Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day
Child, Heart, Florals
Native Northwest- Orange Shirt Every Child Matters
Colouring page in honour of Orange Shirt Day/National Day of Truth and Reconciliation
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 (email@example.com) to ask questions, or share the work you have done with your students to make them advocates against hate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Indigenous games for children.
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.
Truth & Reconciliation
Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia
Over 200 entries about Saskatchewan's Indigenous history for you to discover
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.