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|Victoria Russell Mathews|
1. Select a post-secondary pathway plan with the supports available at school and in the community.
2. Justify how their Pathway Plan meets their Personal Profile for education and career/life goals.
|Assessment Resource: Self-Assessment Questionnaire||File|
|Apiwin Centre, Confederation College||Link|
|The Apiwin Centre is a support service for Indigenous students at Confederation College. Student Navigators provide a safe, comfortable space for students to gather, connect, or complete their school learning.|
|Indigenous Counsellor Program, Confederation College||Link|
|The goal of the Indigenous Counsellor Program is to support Indigenous students at Confederation College. In addition, activities such as beading, skirt making, and t-shirt screen making are offered in partnership with community members to support on-going mental and emotional health while completing their school learning.|
|Aboriginal Initiatives, Lakehead University||Link|
|Aboriginal Initiatives offers many programs and services to Indigenous students attending Lakehead University. These include culturally grounded counselling services, access to transition coordinators, Aboriginal mentorship, and an Elders’ Committee.|
|Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services, Lakehead University||Link|
|The Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services (ACSS) offers many different services to Indigenous students at Lakehead University, Thunder Bay Campus. ACSS offers academic and individual services (ie., individual tutoring, group workshops, and gatherings with partners across the city), as well as cultural services, such as sweat lodge ceremonies, feasts, cultural teachings and much more.|
|Native Nursing Entry Program||Link|
|The NNEP is a nine-month preparation program that helps Indigenous students gain the necessary skills and academic requirements needed to enter the nursing degree program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario.|
|Native Access Program||Link|
|The Native Access Program is a nine-month transition program designed to provide Indigenous students with the academic skills necessary for the successful completion of an undergraduate degree.|
|Indigenous Language Instructors Program||Link|
|The Indigenous Language Instructors Program is a teacher education program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is a language program aimed at training fluent speakers in Algonquin Languages to teach the languages in classrooms across Ontario.|
|Supporting First Nations Learners Transitioning to Post-Secondary||Link|
|This report provides information about factors that affect First Nation learners in education in Canada and the types of initiatives required to support the successful transition of First Nations learners to post-secondary education.|
|Transitions: Supporting First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Students in School and Career Success||Link|
|The website provides information on strategies that work for secondary to post-secondary transition. Posters on tips for success are available for download in English, Oji-Cree, Ojibwa, French.|
|First Nation, Metis, and Inuit presence in our schools: A cultural resource||File|
This handbook provides background information to staff and administrators on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit heritages and traditions, cultural teachings, celebrations, treaties, terminology, and best practices in Lakehead Public Schools.
|Exploring the Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession through Anishinaabe Art||Link|
This resource provides information about ethics in the classroom and is published by the Ontario College of Teachers in collaboration with Bruce K. Beardy.
This lesson plan has been developed with an Indigenous lens that is holistic in nature, a way of being and knowing that acknowledges our relationships with 'all our relations', including plants and animals, other human beings, the water, land, wind, sun, moon, stars, and more - everything seen and unseen. With 'all our relations' in mind, this lesson plan has been developed with a focus on:
|Ethics in the classroom: care, truthfulness and trust, respect, integrity|
|Relationship with family, ancestors|
|Different learning styles; attention given to mind, body, and spirit|
|Healthy relationships in school and community|
|Connections with everyday life|
|Participatory and experiential learning activities|
|Healthy relationship with self and identity|
|Personal reflection time (connecting with thoughts and feelings)|
|Estimated Length (hh:mm): 2:45 (includes time for instruction, activities, self-reflection, and assessment, if applicable)|
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|Meets curriculum expectations or outcomes for:
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