This searchable database features a diverse array of documents about Indigenous education from across Canada. NCCIE Researchers have generated these lists based on what they could find in their respective regions. While not exhaustive, the Resource Library contains a great deal of information, and will be updated as new resources are identified. You are able to search for curricula, journal articles, policy documents, and more. You can choose to sort listings by province, type of publication, and keywords. If you would like to recommend an addition to this database, please click here and provide the full citation, along with keywords/phrases, in the comment space provided. In addition to the citation, please provide a url, if the material is available on-line. Thank you.
This Resource Library is currently under development. More resources will be added throughout 2019.
|News article||B.C. educators build confidence, capacity to teach students about residential schools.||
Educators from across B.C. gathered in Richmond on Wednesday for a professional development session focused on how to teach their students about residential schools and reconciliation.
|Teachers Guide||Grade 12 Current Topics in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies: A Foundation for Implementation||
Building bridges of understanding and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous “Canadians”, promotes personal and social responsibility, all while connecting the learner to family ( as well to local, national, and global communities).
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Secondary education, Indigenous healing, responsibility, implementation, reconciliation, Grade 9, Grade 12|
|Bibliography||Manitoba Kindergarten to Grade 4 Aboriginal Languages and Cultures||
Reference tool to help educators select student and teacher learning resources related to the clusters and learning experiences in Kindergarten to Grade 4 Aboriginal Languages and Cultures: A Foundation for Implementation— Draft, in development.
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, bibliography, teachers guide, recommendations, learning resources, reference|
|Government document||Education Partnership Letter of Understanding||
an agreement “with the province of Manitoba and the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre (MFNERC), and covers all First Nations in Manitoba.”
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, agreement, Crown, Manitoba government, First Nations|
|Website||Walking and Talking Treaties: The Power of Students’ Inquiry in Deepening the Social Studies Curriculum||
A report on the Urban Aboriginal Education Pilot Project
|Dion, Susan D.; Johnston, Krista; Rice, Carla, M (2010)||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, teacher-inspired, treaty history, urban|
|Website||Walking and Talking Treaties: The Power of Students’ Inquiry in Deepening the Social Studies Curriculum||
Teacher who was inspired to explore the connected histories of Indigenous, settler and immigrant communities
|Walking and Talking Treaties teacher resource- collaborative between artists and parents involved, Maria Hupfield and Emily Chan. EFTO Voice. 2017||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, teacher-inspired, treaty history; Indigenous, settler and immigrant communities|
|Article||‘Closing the Gap’ at the Peril of Widening the Void: Implications of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Policy for Aboriginal Education||
There is a crisis relevant to the publicly funded education of Aboriginal students in Ontario. This article, which presents the details of the crisis, analyzes recent policy statements released by the Ontario Ministry of Education designed to address that crisis. By defining the nature of this critical juncture, presenting how these policies may be “widening the void” rather than “closing the gap,” and offering opportunities to respond by improving the capabilities of teachers to enact those policies in their classrooms, the authors appeal to school boards, faculty associations, as well as Deans of Education, to act decisively to support Aboriginal self-determination.
|Cherubini, L., Hodson, J., Manley-Casimir, M., & Muir, C. (2010).||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous scholarship, reconciliation, educational policy|
|Resource video||Voices of Wisdom: Learning from Elders||
In this 14-minute video, First Nations elders, an Inuit elder and a Métis senator share personal stories of tragedy, experience, wisdom and cultural identity. Their words underline the importance of understanding our Canadian history and the experiences First Nations, Inuit and Métis students bring to our classrooms.
|Ontario College of Teachers||Ontario||URL||Residential School, FNMI education, elders, knowledge, teachings, wisdom, Indigenous education|
|Resource directorate||UofT/OISE: Deepening Knowledge – Resources for and about Aboriginal Education||
Resources for Teacher Education Instructors & Teacher Candidates
|Various (OISE)||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, resource guide, directory, Indigenous research, Education scholarship|
|resource video||Knowledge Keepers Visual Narrative||
Designed to enhance teachers’ practice in incorporating First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives into their teaching through a story of an educator on Manitoulin Island who, after years of overcoming life’s challenges, has helped numerous First Nations children receive an education.
|Ontario College of Teachers||Ontario||URL||knowledge keepers, teacher education, learning resource, Indigenous education, traditional education, learning guide, teacher guide, video, YouTube|
|Indigenous booksellers||Good Minds||
Indigenous-owned bookselling business for First Nations, Métis and Inuit teaching and education resources vetted by Indigenous reviewers
|Good Minds||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, booksellers|
|Teaching resource||Gdoo Sastamoo Kii Mi Online Lesson Plans||
Gdoo-Sastamookii Mi: Understanding Our Nation to Relationship – Resource Material from the Teachers Guide with the corresponding page number.
|Union of Ontario Indians||Ontario||URL||teaching resources, Indigenous education, lesson planning, online, resource material|
|Teaching resource||First Nations, Metis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario||
The Provincial Subject Association for teachers of First Nations, Métis & Inuit Studies and Native Languages
|First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario||Ontario||URL||teacher education, learning resource, video, challenges, education, Indigenous education|
|Journal article||“Role models can’t just be on posters”: Remembering Barriers to Indigenous Community Engagement||
Current Canadian scholarly literature, education policy, and curricular documents encourage the participation of Indigenous community members as a key component of Indigenous Education reform. Guided by sharing circles conducted with Indigenous Elders, families, teachers, and support workers, we present community voices and experiences of Indigenous Education in an urban school board through poetic transcription. Our research suggests that four key barriers will have to be overcome in efforts to improve urban Indigenous Education: unwelcoming schools, professionalization of classroom teaching, colonized classrooms, and unilateral decolonization. Poetic transcription is used in this article to centre the voices of Indigenous participants as well as attempt to decolonize our approach to data dissemination of Indigenous voices as white, Euro-Canadian university-based researchers.
|Madden, B., Higgins, M., & Korteweg, L. (2013)||Ontario||URL||poetry, sharing circles, decolonization, Euro-centrism, curriculum, protocol|
|Resource website||Union of Ontario Indians Educational Resources||
Lesson plans and teacher’s guide (specific to Ontario curriculum expectations for Grades 1 to 8). Each lesson plan was developed to cover more than one subject at a time (Social Studies (History & Geography), Math, English and the Arts).
|Union of Ontario Indians||Ontario||URL||Online resources, Indigenous education|
|Program website||Mother Earth Mentoring Program||
Cross curricular program that has students out on the land learning naturalist skills and developing nature awareness, while integrating big ideas from the Ontario curriculum and First Nations’ knowledge and perspectives
|Indspire||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, support, nature, land-based education, curriculum|
|Teaching resource||Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources||
The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 to 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.
|First Nations Education Steering Committee & First Nations Schools Association||Ontario||URL||learning resource, Indigenous education, teaching resource, residential school history, colonial history, colonialism|
|Teaching resource||Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, Inuit Ways of Knowing – A Common Threads Resource||
Cross-curricular lessons designed to be implemented in a range of courses, such as civics, history, social sciences, English, geography, business, careers, physical education and science. The resource has been produced as a PDF file on CD with an accompanying video on DVD. Project designed to address a current shortage of curricular materials that focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, history and culture.
|Ontario Secondary Student Teachers' Federation||Ontario||URL||Early learning, childcare, Early Childhood Education, learning resource|
|Teachers' guide||First Nation Métis & Inuit Framework (Ontario)||
Framework, expectations, learning outcomes
|Ontario Ministry of Education||Ontario||URL||teaching resource, teachers' guide, Indigenous education, government, Ontario, education, curriculum|
|Organization website||Bkejwanong Children’s Centre (BCC)||
The centre provides high quality early learning programs for healthy child development, children ages 4 months to 10 years old, which are reflective of the Ojibwe language (Anishnaabemowin) and culture.
|Bkejwanong Territory, Walpole Island First Nation||Ontario||URL||early learning, culture-based education, language revitalization, Early Childhood Education|
|Program website||Enyonkwa’nikonhriyo:hake Program (We Are All Building a Good Mind)||
The mission of this program is to ensure a safe and encouraging environment that promotes wellness through practicing Mohawk cultural beliefs, values, and teachings. Functions and activities of the program include: Elder visits and support, Moon Ceremony, Fasting Camps (Spring and Fall), Sweat Lodge, ceremonies and teachings, youth programming, and community workshops/events.
|Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte||Ontario||URL||culture-based education|
|Organization website||Truth and Reconciliation Commission “Calls to Action”||
Calls to Action that relate to any field, including education
|Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada||Ontario||URL||Learning resource, website, Indigenous education, reconciliation, truth, calls to action, Canada|
|Government website||Ontario’s Treaty Maps||
A map of the treaties that exist in Ontario
|Ontario Provincial Government||Ontario||URL||Learning resource, website, online learning, Indigenous education, facilitation, reference, map, Ontario, treaty|
|Organization website||Ontario Native Education Counselling Association||
Learning modules focusing on World War 1 and 2 and Civics curriculum, each imbued with First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) content, with a particular emphasis on FNMI veterans and their contributions.
|Ontario||URL||Indigenous organization, curriculum, learning centre, native history, counselling, support centre|
|Organization website||Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre||
conducts programs for Indigenous families like a community kitchen where parents gather once a month to learn recipes and prepare meals with their families.
|Prince Edward Island||URL||Resource centre, Mi'kmaq, community, families, family, wellness, healing, safe space|
|Program website||Wekatesk Aboriginal Head Start Program||
Project is an initiative of the Aboriginal Women’s Association of PEI. This half-day, Monday-to-Thursday school readiness program will work with Charlottetown’s off-reserve Aboriginal children and their families.
|Public Heath Agency of Canada||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education, family support, PEI, single motherhood, Indigenous children, cultural retention|
|Organization website||Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute||
The Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Society is a Nisga’a post-secondary educational institution whose mission is to assure that Nisga’a adults have equitable access to quality learning in the community where they live and work.
|British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, post-secondary education, Indigenous higher learning, Indigenous organizations|
|News article||Universities, colleges asked to imagine a ‘reconciled education system’||
Hundreds gathered at University of Manitoba to attend “Building Reconciliation Forum” on reconciling the current education system
|Troian, M for University Affairs||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, reconciliation, education system, college, Indigenous higher learning, decolonizing education, Indigenization|
|News article||Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Simon Fraser University sign Memorandum of Understanding||
The MoU further strengthens the long-standing relationship between the university and the Squamish Nation to collaborate on cultural, academic and research activities.
|Simon Fraser University News||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, MOU, Memorandum of Understanding, agreement, Squamish Nation, relationship, university, higher learning, research, culture, connections|
|News article||At Kwantlen, a New Degree Offering in ‘Indigenous Community Justice.||The Tyee||British Columbia||URL||Post-secondary, academic, degree, minor, education, Indigenous education|
|News article||National recognition for West Kelowna school’s Indigenous student academy.||Kelowna Capital||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, drop out rate, West Kelowna|
|Radio clip||No artifacts: B.C. heritage museum showcases ‘living history’||CBC Radio||British Columbia||URL||Heritage museum, British Columbia, Living History, Radio, CBC, Indigenous heritage|
|News article||We want to be a healthy community’: B.C. First Nation youth sing about life on the reserve||
Blueberry River First Nations youth create video to amplify their experiences.
|Danielle Carr for Global News||British Columbia||URL||Youth, First Nations, Treaty 8, music, voice, music video, art as healing|
|News article||Indigenous youth key to Canada’s economic growth||British Columbia||URL|
|Program website||Under One Sky Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) – Off Reserve Program||
The program for children aged 3 – 6 focuses and the children and their care givers. A land-based learning program
|Public Health Agency of Canada||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, Head Start, development, First Nations programming, culture and language, education, health, nutrition, social development, parent involvement|
|Publisher||Portage & Main Press||
publishes a wide range of innovative and practical K–12 educational materials.
|Manitoba||URL||Indigenous publishing, publishing in education|
|Website||Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc||
Provides the province’s leading education, administration, technology, language and culture services to First Nations schools in Manitoba.
|Manitoba||URL||First Nations, Indigenous education, Manitoba, community, professional development, educational change,|
|Resource kit||Metis Educational Resource Kit||
Métis Educational Resource Kit is a way to complement the curricular needs of students to learn about the Métis and have Métis students see themselves in teaching resources.
|Louis Riel Institute||Manitoba||URL||Resource kit, Métis culture and heritage, metis history, Michif language, Métis inclusion, classroom resources, Métis resource|
instructional DVD developed by the Louis Riel Institute to assist in teaching families the Michif language.
|Louis Riel Institute||Manitoba||URL||Michif language, Indigenous education, Louis Riel, Métis heritage, language revitalization, language preservation, learning strategies|
|Resource package||Speaking Michif Resources||
Access to resources and information primarily focused on Métis heritage accompanying “Speaking Michif” CD
|Louise Gordey & Norman Fleury||Manitoba||URL||resource pamphlet, Michif language, research|
|Teachers Guide||Creating Racism-Free School through Critical/ Courageous Conversations on Race||
promoting school divisions, schools, teachers, parents and students to undertake critical and courageous conversations on racism to create inclusive and equitable classrooms and schools for First Nation, Métis, Inuit and all students.
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, racism, critical conversations, classroom dialogue, reconciliation|
|Resource kit||It’s Our Time||
Toolkit – lessons and resources (currently only available in the iTunes U app on iPhone or iPad)
|Assembly of First Nations||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, resources, toolkit, teaching resource, learning resource|
|resource video||Knowledge Keepers Discussion Guide||
A Guide to Accompany and Support the Knowledge Keepers Visual Narrative Posted on YouTube
|Exploring Aboriginal Education||Ontario||URL||knowledge keepers, teacher education, learning resource, Indigenous education, traditional education, learning guide, teacher guide, video, YouTube|
|On-Line Course||Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education||
This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful
|University of British Columbia/ EdX||All Canada||URL||Indigenous education|
|Resource website||Resource posters from perspective of FN artist||
“Ontario College of Teachers’ ‘Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession and Ethical Standards for the Teaching Profession”
|Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, resources, resource directorate|
|Teaching resource||Stolen Lives: The Indigenous Peoples of Canada and the Indian Residential Schools||
Examine the Indian Residential Schools and their long-lasting effects on Indigenous Peoples of Canada.
|Facing History and Ourselves||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, teaching resource|
|Teaching resource||University of British Columbia project on facilitating discussions of Aboriginal issues in the classroom||
Setting the stage for potentially contentious discussions can establish a better framework, and learning how to respond to difficulties is extremely important.
|University of British Columbia||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, dialogue, discussion, framework, learning, Indigenous education, UBC|
|Article||Toward a Pedagogy of Land: The Urban Context||
This article examines the possibilities when shifting what we have come to call a pedagogy of Land from rural to urban contexts. The authors explore some persisting questions around what it means to bring a pedagogy of Land into classrooms and communities in urban settings. The authors consider the ways a pedagogy of Land might translate from rural to urban contexts while addressing some of the ways this work may move forward in a good way. Further, the authors share various aspects that have allowed Land to inform both pedagogy and praxis in teacher education focusing on student success, particularly Aboriginal students within schools.
|Styres, S., Haig-Brown, C., & Blimkie, M. (2013).||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous scholarship, pedagogy, classroom|
|Program website||Eksa ‘Okon:’a Childcare Centre||
The centre concentrates on meeting parents and their children’s needs by providing a safe and positive culturally-appropriate education environment.
|Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, early learning|
|Program website||Tahatikonhsotontie Head Start||
The vision of this program is to nurture generations of strong spirits by providing resources to Families and Community that will empower children the self-identity of Aboriginal Children.
|Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, early learning, Early Childhood Education|
|Program website||Niigaan-Naabiwag (Looking Ahead) Child Care Centre||
The early years programming at this centre includes cultural programs for the children, such as drumming, dancing, and indigenous language instruction.
|Chippewas of Georgina Island||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, early years, language acquisition, Early Childhood Education|
|Program website||Hiawatha First Nation Child Care Centre||
The program is designed for children between 6 weeks and 9 years of age. The hands-on learning enriches the children’s daily activities that are intertwined with the Ojibwa teachings and culture.
|Hiawatha First Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, early years, language acquisition, Early Childhood Education|
|Oral testimony videos||The Survivors Speak||
Stories of survivors organized by themes of experience during the era of residential schools.
|Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada||Ontario||URL||Residential school, Indigenous education, learning resource, teaching resource|
|Resource recommendation||10 books about residential schools to read with your kids||
A list of children’s books recommended as conversation starters with children. Includes suggestions about how to discuss the topic with kids, and appropriate age ranges for each book.
|Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC News||Ontario||URL||Residential Schools, resource guide, children's books, history|
|Resource kit||Aboriginal Curriculum Resource Collection||
This page supports Ontario educators integrating Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. Aboriginal Teacher Educators, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for delivery of materials by Canada Post. Use Queen’s email and include your name and student number. Materials go out for 4 weeks with renewals. The package will include a paid return label.
|Queen's University Library||Ontario||URL||resources, Indigenous education, library, literature, general education, learning, teaching resource|
|Teachers' guide||First Nations Diary: Documenting Daily Life||
A lesson plan which outlines activities for Grade 7 and 8 students to learn about how Indigenous people of Canada were impacted by colonization.
|Jackie Underhill, Canada's History||Ontario||URL||lesson plans, FNMI education, colonization, history, social justice|
|Resource website||Four Directions Teachings||
Engaging website where people could experience Indigenous knowledge and philosophy and where educators could incorporate the site into their curriculum. FourDirectionsTeachings.com honors oral traditions by creating an environment where visitors are encouraged to listen with intent as each elder/ traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation.
|National Indigenous Literacy Association||Ontario||URL||Indigenous knowledge, online resources, digital knowledge, traditional teachings, philosophy, education, tradition|
|Cultural resource||Inuit Cultural Online Resource||
The Inuit Cultural Online Resource has been designed with the primary goal of teaching Canadian school age children about Inuit culture. We also hope that the content provided within this site can help all Canadians learn more about this rich vibrant and proud culture.
|Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre||Ontario||URL||Inuit culture, education, history|
|Online resource||New Journeys||
Online Friendship Centre resource with stories pertaining to Indigenous experiences in Canada. New Journeys is also a one-stop mobile and online resource featuring helpful resources, services, and information to help urban Indigenous youth, young families and others seeking to know more about their surroundings.
|National Association of Friendship Centres||Ontario||URL||Indigenous resources, educational resource, online knowledge, learning resource, teaching resource|
|Curriculum guide||Ontario Aboriginal Education Strategy||
Native language and native studies curriculum
|Ontario Ministry of Education||Ontario||URL||Indigenous curriculum, Indigenous education, language, Indigenous studies, Native studies|
|Indigenous education statistics||People for Education||
Indigenous Education stats – Ontario 2017
|People for Education||Ontario||URL||statistics, data, online data, research, Indigenous education|
|Resource centre||TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre||
The Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) provides aboriginal resources to TDSB staff and students. It has over 800 books, sound recordings and videos.
|Toronto District School Board||Ontario||URL||Resource centre, Aboriginal learning, School division, Toronto, Teaching resources, Indigenous education|
|Program website||Specialization Elementary School Support (SES) Program||
This is a social support program which provides specialized services and resources to encourage and support at-risk students of Walpole Island First Nation.
|Bkejwanong Kinomaagewgamig, Walpole First Nation||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, student retention, at-risk students, social, support, program|
|Program website||Children’s Mental Health Program||
The primary focus is to support and provide holistic care through culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness among First Nations’ children and youth to increase their well-being. Services may include: Building Resilience, Art Therapy and Sand Therapy, Natural World Connections, Circles, Holistic unburdening and healing methods, Grief Edu-therapy, and more.
|Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte||Ontario||URL||holistic, mental health, subjective well-being, health education, Indigenous health|
|Program website||Alderville Black Oak Savanna Outdoor Education Program||
Qualified naturalists can work with teachers to provide customized programs to meet any educational need (i.e. individual classes and groups) and interweaves Aboriginal culture and traditional teachings throughout.
|Alderville First Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, outdoor education, Indigenous education|
|Academic article||Shingwauk’s vision||
Historian J.R. Miller’s book gives a comprehensive account of residential schools in Canada.
|Miller, J.R. (1999).||Ontario||URL||History paper, Indigenous education, residential school, history|
|Scholarly Book||A national crime: The Canadian government and the residential school system, 1879 to 1986||
Using previously unreleased government documents that uncover the true intentions of the residential school system in Canada, which was to aggressively assimilate Aboriginal children, and to strip them of their culture and traditions, and which show atrocious living conditions in Residential Schools.
|Milloy, J. (1999).||Ontario||URL||Residential schools|
|Resource kit||Aboriginal Perspectives: A Guide To The Teacher’s Toolkit (Ontario)||
Teaching Resources and Strategies for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
|Ontario||URL||Teaching resource, learning resource, Indigenous education, Aboriginal perspectives, strategy, primary education, secondary education.|
|Program website||Aboriginal Worldviews and Education||
Course to explore indigenous ways of knowing and how they can benefit all students. Topics include historical, social, and political issues in Aboriginal education; terminology; cultural, spiritual and philosophical themes in Aboriginal worldviews; and how Aboriginal worldviews can inform professional programs and practices, including but not limited to the field of education.
|Coursera & University of Toronto||Ontario||URL||Teaching, course, learning, teacher education, Indigenous learning, Indigenous higher-learning, post-secondary, university|
|Government document||Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement||
Historic Agreement in which participating First Nations will create the Anishinabek Education System. The Agreement recognizes Anishinabek law-making powers and authority over education on reserve from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 as well as administrative control over funding for post-secondary education.
|Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, Anishinabek, agreement, government, funding|
|Teaching resource||Exploring Aboriginal Education||
Video series discussing issues and challenges in FNMI education
|The Learning Exchange||Ontario||URL||teacher education, learning resource, video, challenges, education, Indigenous education|
|Organization website||Creation Stories: Creating Strong Families Through Our Stories||
a research network of urban Aboriginal communities, policy makers and academics, engaging in community driven research with the goal of contributing to a better quality of life for urban Aboriginal people.
|Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network||Prince edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, online resource, resource, creation stories, general education, urban, research, Aboriginal Knowledge Network|
|Research Guide||Indigenous Languages||
Research Guide on Indigenous languages traditionally spoken by First Nations with traditional territories falling within the boundaries of Ontario. Resources on Aboriginal language history, policy and revitalization will be included.
|University of Toronto Libraries||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous languages, reference|
|Podcast guide||Indigenous Podcast list||
There are loads of podcasts created and hosted by Indigenous people that aim to tell stories from an Indigenous perspective. From true crime to current affairs, sci-fi analysis to music storytelling, this list covers a wide range of Indigenous podcasters putting out ground-breaking content for your ears.
|National Association of Friendship Centres||Ontario||URL||Indigenous education, podcast, directorate, guide, compilation, Ontario, Indigenous, listen, audio|
|Organization website||Jumblies Theatre||
Jumblies is a Toronto-based organization with a national and international reach that engages in collaborations between professional artists and diverse people and communities, and equips, mentors and supports others to do so.
|Jumblies Theatre||Ontario||URL||collaboration, networking, Indigenous articles, resource centre, Indigenous theatre|
|YouTube video||Legacy of Treaties video||
Brief history of colonization in Canada and why Indigenous people can’t and won’t just “get over it.”
|Public Service Alliance of Canada||Ontario||URL||teaching resource, Indigenous history, treaties, treaty history, educational video|
|Magazine website||Muskrat Magazine||
MUSKRAT is an online Indigenous arts and culture magazine that honours the connection between humans and our traditional ecological knowledge by exhibiting original works and critical commentary.
|Ontario||URL||News, literature, resource, magazine, publication, editorial, website|
|Organization website||National Association of Friendship Centres||
The NAFC was established in 1972 to represent, nationally, the growing number of Friendship Centres emerging across Canada
|National Association of Friendship Centres||Ontario||URL||Indigenous organization, Friendship Centre, resource centre, safe space, educational space, community, community education|
|Organization website||Native Canadian Centre||
Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is an Indigenous community cultural centre. The Centre welcomes the local community, including guests from across Canada and offers a variety of programs and services.
|Native Canadian Centre of Toronto||Ontario||URL||Indigenous organization, Indigenous education, community space, public learning, safe space|
|Program website||Uqausivut Culture and Language Program||
The program welcomes participants of all ages; there is a Family Class for children ages 5-12 and an Adult Beginner Class for ages 13 and up. The program encourages and supports participants to learn and feel more confident in their use of Inuktitut.
|Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre (OICC)||Ontario||URL||Inuktitut, language, learning support, culture and language|
|Teaching resource||Anishnaabeg Bimaadiziwin: An Ojibwe Peoples Resource||
A resource developed at Georgian College that provides original documents, teachings, lessons and links to other online resources regarding language and culture of the Ojibwe people.
|Georgian College Aboriginal Resource Centre||Ontario||URL|
|Organization resource||The Guild of Indigenous Arts||
The purpose is to promote fellowship among artists, encourage enjoyment, understanding and appreciation of the arts.
|Chippewas of the Thames First Nation (Local artists)||Ontario||URL||learning resource, Indigenous art, teaching resource, Art education|
|Organization resource||Oneida Language and Cultural Centre||
The goal of the centre is to produce speakers who are equipped to use Oneida throughout their lives and surroundings.
|Oneida Nation of the Thames||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, language revitalization, Indigenous languages|
|Community website||Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point Language, Arts, Culture, and History Online||
This important online resource shows the community’s rich culture, language, history, and art (both contemporary and traditional). This website includes access to interviews with community members, video footage of special and historic events,, and audio language tutorials for all abilities and ages.
|Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, language revitalization|
|Program website||Ekowaamjigaadeg Inwewin ~ Language Nest Program||
The community-based program is designed to improve the quality and access to cultural and holistic mental health activities through the Ojibwe language.
|Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation||Ontario||URL||community-based, mental health, Indigenous languages|
|Organization website||Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre (OICC)||
The Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre (OICC) is an active hub that serves Inuit children, youth, and their families in Ottawa. A focus of the centre is to provide a learning environment to enhance children’s overall wellbeing, strength, and adaptability in a proud Inuit cultural environment.
|Ontario||URL||Community-based, Early Childhood Education, K-12, Inuit-focused|
|Resource kit||Metis Education Kit||
Excellent resource for students, teachers, educators and community members to use inside and out of the classroom.
|Metis Nation of Ontario||Ontario||URL|
|Journal article||Learning Through Language: Academic Success in an Indigenous Language Immersion Kindergarten||
What are the academic results of Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe language) immersion education at the Mnidoo Mnising Anishinaabek Kinoomaage Gamig (MMAK) early learning kindergarten program? We describe the development of the MMAK within the context of larger language and education policies in the community and Canada. We also examine the academic development of junior and senior kindergarten students in the program. Using the Early Years Evaluation Teacher Assessment (EYE-TA), we assess participants’ holistic development, including their cognitive development and English language acquisition. Although students show some delay in the first months of immersion education, by the end of the second year the average student shows age-appropriate cognitive and linguistic development. This promising outcome indicates that Indigenous language immersion does not negatively impact educational achievement or mainstream language acquisition; on the contrary, it likely provides benefits to students in these and other areas.
|Morcom, L. A., & Roy, S. (2017).||Ontario||URL||language revitalization, assessment, immersion, bilingual education|
|Organization website||Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA)||
The Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) promotes early childhood development strategies which are indigenous-driven and focused and provides opportunities through available local programming for Aboriginal preschool children to develop a positive sense of themselves and a lifelong desire for learning.
|OAHSA||Ontario||URL||Aboriginal, early childhood development|
|Program||Sivummut Head Start Program||
This program is for Inuit children ages 18 months – 6 years old and is celebrated both locally and nationally. It includes activities centred on culture and language, school readiness, social support, elder involvement, monthly field trips, and annual events.
|Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre||Ontario||URL|
|Resource Centre||When Children Speak More Than One Language||
This research-based guide provides information related to parenting bilingual children. The guide is available in English, Cree, and Ojibway.
|Best Start (Resource Centre)||Ontario||URL||culture-based education|
|Childcare centre||Binoojiinyag Kino Maagewgamgoons Childcare Centre||
A highlight of the centre are the workshops offered by the Culture and Language teacher where, together, parents and their children can experience culture and language in the classroom. Activities include the tiny tot dance program, regalia making workshop for parents, teachings on smudging, a water walk activity, and moccasin making.
|Aamjiwnaang First Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous education, youth, children, care, facility, early learning|
|Program website||Enji Maajtaawaad Early Years Program||
This program uses play-based methods to encourage child development socially, emotionally, spiritually, cognitively, physically, and creatively. Some of the early years services include a Family and Community Outreach Site, Eat Play & Learn Group, resource support services/referrals, and a Naming Ceremony and Annual Fall Feast event.
|Chippewas of the Thames First Nation||Ontario||URL||early years, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous education, early learning, childcare, primary learning, primary education|
|Organization website||Delaware Nation Early Learning Centre||
The foundation of the program is set on culturally based philosophies that enrich the play-based structured curriculum. The centre welcomes children between 6 months of age and 5 years old.
|Delaware Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, early learning, Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education, pre-school|
|Program website||Day School||
The Day School offers a full day Junior and Senior Kindergarten program based on the Ontario curriculum, with a focus on using play-based methods of learning and providing Lunaapeew language instruction.
|Delaware Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, language revitalization, language acquisition, Indigenous languages|
|Program website||Head Start Day Care||
The Head Start Day Care provides holistic programming aimed to preserve the Anishinabek way of life (culture and language). In the programming, a High Scope Education Approach to early childhood education is used where active learning is focused on and adults and children share control. The adults’ role is to support and guide the children through active learning adventures and experiences.
|Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation||Ontario||URL||culture-based education, active learning, early childhood education|
|News article||Kootenay powwow organizers won’t let vandalism stop festivities||
Journalism article on how a young girl’s self-made, hand-stitched powwow regalia was torn apart by vandals.
|CBC||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous youth, First Nation, Kootenay, powwow, resilience|
|News article||Aboriginal education agreement renewed||
Aboriginal education agreement between the Sea to Sky School District and the Squamish Nation has been extended for another five years.
|Steven Chua for Squamish News||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, agreement, school division, Squamish Nation, renewal, retention|
|News article||Cultural connection: Reconnecting with their culture helps local first nations students succeed||Steven Chua for Squamish News||British Columbia||URL|
|News article||Meet Canada’s 1st female Indigenous surgeon||
News article about Canada’s first Indigenous female surgeon, Dr. Nadine Caron who practices in Northern British Columbia.
|CTV||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous medicine, Indigenous surgeon, Doctor, medicine, Nadine Caron|
|News article||UVic launches new plan to further education for Indigenous students.||CTV||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, postsecondary, Victoria, university, plan,|
|News article||Kitsumkalum students to be heard across Canada. Terrace Standard.||Terrance Standard||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, news, British Columbia, Indigenous|
|Journal article||Research brief: Pre-service teacher education availability in rural Canadian communities.||
provides a summary of current Canadian options for rural pre-service teacher development also known as community-based teacher education.
|University of Calgary||British Columbia||URL||Academic research, rural education, teacher education|
|News article||Clinic coming to school grounds of B.C. Interior high school.||CBC||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, medicine and schools, clinic, medical clinic, school program, schools, Indigenous schools, medicine, doctor, nurse|
|News article||First Nations fight to halt resource development in northeast B.C.||Globe and Mail||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous resistance, resource development, colonialism, northeast BC, dispute|
|News article||How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students.||Terrance Standard||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous languages, Prince Rupert, Schools, language revitalization, students|
|News article||First Grade 12 class to graduate from northern B.C. First Nations community.||CBC Indigenous||British Columbia||URL||Grade twelve, Gr 12, graduate, retention, northern BC, Indigenous education, GED|
|News article||Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University and Yukon College||Newswire||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous youth, Vancouver Island University, Yukon College, college, postsecondary, BC, partnership, Innovation|
|Program website||Aboriginal Services||
Northern Lights College has Aboriginal Gathering Spaces available on each of the Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort Nelson and Fort St. John campuses.
|Northern Lights College||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, post-secondary, BC, Northern BC, Yukon, Aboriginal services and support|
|News article||Aboriginal high school graduation rate at record high in B.C.||CBC||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, Secondary education, high school, graduation rate, retention, Indigenous Students, BC, Northern BC|
|Journal article||In quest of indigeneity, quality, and credibility in Aboriginal post-secondary education in Canada: Problematic, contexts, and potential ways forward||Paquette, J., & Fallon, G. - Canadian Journal of Educational Administration and Policy||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, academic article, journal, scholarly, Indigenous education, post-secondary, credibility, quality, indigeneity|
|News article||Victoria shoebox campaign collects gifts for children in remote and northern communities.||CBC||British Columbia||URL|
|News article||More Than a Checklist: Meaningful Indigenous Inclusion in Higher Education||
visioning of the next steps to collectively move towards becoming a socially inclusive society.
|Michelle Pidgeon, Simon Fraser University||British Columbia||URL||Aboriginal peoples, Canada, indigenous higher education, indigenization, post-secondary education, recruitment, retention|
|News article||Relationships matter: Supporting aboriginal graduate students in British Columbia, Canada.||
concludes with a discussion on the implications of a culturally relevant peer-support program for mentoring, recruiting, and retaining Aboriginal graduate students. It also puts forth a challenge to institutions to better support Aboriginal graduate student recruitment and retention through their policies, programs, and ser- vices within the institution.
|Pidgeon, M., Archibald, J. A., & Hawkey, C. - Canadian Journal of Higher Education||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous higher learning, graduate retention, SAGE, Indigenous academics, graduate, studies, Indigenous recruitment, Indigenous education, education|
|research article||School mobility and educational outcomes of off-reserve First Nations students||
Based on data from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the aim of this paper is to understand how changing schools for reasons other than regular progression is related to the academic outcomes of off-reserve First Nations students.
|Annie Turner and Amanda Thompson for Statistics Canada||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, statistics, data, research, Statistics Canada, retention|
|Program website||Abegweit First Nation Early Childhood Centre & Head Start||
Strives to offer premium childcare services to all community members within a safe and healthy environment, while encompassing our culture, values and beliefs in the education of our children.
|abegweit Mi'kmaw Nation||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education|
|Organization website||Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre – HEADSTART||
Website that contains useful resources for the day care and its vision.
|Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education, daycare, Indigenous support, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaw|
|Organization website||Lennox Island First Nation Education||
an overview of the community’s initiatives and history in education.
|Lennox Island First Nation||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, community, history, Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaw|
|Program website||Bachelor of Education (Study Focus): Indigenous Education||
This program is designed to deepen awareness of the complexities involved with culturally sensitive education for Indigenous students.
|University of Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous higher learning, Mi'kmaq, Maritimes, Bachelor of Education, post-secondary, program, east coast, cultural sensitivity|
|Program website||Three Sisters Teaching and Knowledge Garden||
John Doran, Indigenous scholar at UPEI, has obtained pre-contact seeds and has grown Mi’kmaq Flint Corn on the Sweet Clover Farm in Valleyfield.
|University of Prince Edward Island||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, Indigenous higher learning, post-secondary education, Three Sisters, Indigenous project, garden, traditional plants|
|Program website||Pre-GED Program||
Offers a full range of instructional services that will prepare students looking to develop the basic literacy skills necessary to participate in the education of their children, find and keep family sustaining employment, or advance to GED training.
|Native Council of PEI||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, preparation, student support, PEI, Native, Indigenous organization|
|Program website||SUCCESS Program||
Has a goal of having 70% of the projected forty-two participants employed by the end of the program in March 2020, so as to enable the Aboriginal youth of PEI to flourish in their career exploration goals.
|Native Council of PEI||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, preparation, student support, PEI, Native, Indigenous organization|
|Program website||S.A.F.E. Program||
(Strengthening Aboriginal Families Effectively) program was introduced to aid the Aboriginal Families living off-reserve to help strengthen the relationship between parents and children involved in Child and Family.
|Native Council of PEI||Prince Edward Island||URL||Indigenous education, protection, safety|
|Centre website||Neeginan Learning & Literacy Centre||
A holistic learning environment designed to provide relevant programming to adult learners in the Winnipeg Aboriginal community.
|Manitoba||URL||holistic learning, Indigenous learning, learning support, adult learners, Winnipeg, Indigenous education.|
|Article||A quiet success story||
An article about the Neeginan Learning and Literacy Centre
|Winnipeg Free Press||Manitoba||URL||Neeginan centre, adult learning, Indigenous news|
publishes books that portray a wide-ranging expression of Indigenous cultures and experience.
|Manitoba||URL||Indigenous publishing, publishing in education|
|Program website||Aboriginal Head Start On reserve Program (AHSOR||
Program nurtures the healthy growth and development of First Nation children. With programming designed and delivered by communities, the Aboriginal Head Start Program supports the physical, developmental, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual well-being of children from birth to age six
|Government of Canada||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, Head Start, development, First Nations programming, culture and language, education, health, nutrition, social development, parent involvement|
|website||Three Nations Education Group Inc.||
A Mi’kmaq – Maliseet led organization dedicated to improving education outcomes of First Nations Students through advocacy, professional and educational supports, and building meaningful partnerships.
|Memorandum of Agreement||Memorandum of understanding respecting First Nations education||
The provincial government has signed a memorandum of understanding with seven First Nation communities respecting First Nations education and the calls to action as set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
|Province of New Brunswick||New Brunswick||URL||memorandum, agreement, document, article, Indigenous education, government-Indigenous relations|
|Document||TNEG Inc. Strategic Plan||
mission and vision statements to describe who TNEGI is and where it wants to go.
|Three Nations Education Group Inc.||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous advocacy, Indigenous education, strategic, planning, goal development, Indigenous organizations, collaboration, school preparation|
|Organization||First Nation Education Initiative Incorporated (FNEII)||
To strengthen the overall quality, accessibility and relevance of education program in member communities and improve student achievement for First Nation students in New Brunswick.
|New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, accessibility, advocacy, centre, research|
|Program website||First Nation Student Success Program||
Supports First Nations educators on reserve (kindergarten to grade 12) in their ongoing efforts to meet students’ needs and improve student and school results. Funding is limited to activities intended for students attending First Nation-operated schools
|Government of Canada||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, student achievement, literacy, numeracy, support service, school success, academic access|
|Program website||New Paths for Education||
funds projects and activities designed to improve the quality of education in First Nations schools and to enhance the educational experiences of students, teachers, administrators, parents and communities.
|Government of Canada||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, funding, educational service, government, quality of education|
|Program website||High-cost special education program||
High-Cost Special Education Program helps eligible First Nations students with high-cost special needs to access quality programs and services that are culturally sensitive and reflective of generally accepted provincial or territorial standards.
|Government of Canada||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, funding agency, educational support, Special education|
|Policy handbook||School Policy Handbook for First Nation Community Operated Schools||
A resource for its affiliated communities and the schools they operate.
|First Nations Education Initiative Inc.||New Brunswick||URL||Indigenous education, School policy, resource guide, teacher guide|
|News article||Orange Shirt Day movement growing, but shirts themselves can be hard to find||
An article on Orange Shirt Day initiatives in B.C.
|Liam Britten for the CBC||British Columbia||URL|
|Journal article||First Nations Educational Governance: A Fractured Mirror||
Provides a legislative and policy analysis of First Nations educational governance within Canada.
|Carr-Stewart, Shiela; Steeves, Larry||British Columbia||URL||Indigenous education, policy, federal government, constitution act, educational objectives|
|Teachers Guide||Bridging Two Worlds: Aboriginal Education and Employment Action Plan 2008-2011||
A new action plan building upon the Aboriginal Education Action Plan 2004-2007
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous, education, Action plan, adult learning, post-secondary, community, Manitoba|
|Teachers Guide||Kindergarten to Grade 12 Aboriginal Languages and Cultures Framework of Outcomes||
Curriculum guide created to establish a foundation for Indigenous language revitalization initiatives within Manitoba’s classrooms
|Government of Manitoba||Mantioba||URL||Indigenous communities, language revitalization, Manitoba education, collaborative education|
|Teachers Guide||From Apology to Reconciliation||
Created to help Manitoba students in Grades 9 and 11 understand the history of the residential school experience, its influence on contemporary Canada, and our responsibilities as Canadian citizens.
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Social studies, residential school, survivors, apology, reconciliation, Indigenous education, Canadian citizens|
|Directorate||Indigenous Inclusion Directorate||
provides leadership and coordination for the departmental initiatives in Indigenous education and training.
|Government of Manitoba||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, inclusion, directory, classroom resources|
|Website||Academica Group: Support and inspiration for higher learning||
Creating and sharing knowledge with higher ed partners so they can build thriving institutions and a better community for all.
|Academica Group||All Canada||URL||Higher learning, support, resource, informational, Indigenous education, academia, post-secondary|
|Website (resource centre)||Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning||
Faculty development unit that works in collaboration with faculty and graduate students to provide leadership, expertise, and support in fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of the University of Manitoba.
|University of Manitoba faculty||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, collaboration, research, scholarship, post-secondary, higher learning, support, resource centre.|
|Journal||First Nations Perspectives: The Journal of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc.||
Journal on Indigenous education in Manitoba
|Frank Deer, Manitoba First Nations Education resource Centre Inc.||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, Manitoba, First Nations, Perspectives, Journal, First Nations, Education resource, centre, scholarly|
|Website||Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc.||
Promoting the retention of Manitoba’s Aboriginal languages.
|Indigenous Languages of Manitoba Inc.||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous languages, Indigenous education, revitalization, preservation, Elders, community, research, retention|
|Journal||Journal of Aboriginal Economic Development||
The only journal of its kind in Canada, it provides a view of economic development from a uniquely Aboriginal perspective.
|Manitoba||URL||Indigenous economics, economic development, Indigenous perspective, research|
instructional DVD developed by the Louis Riel Institute to assist in teaching families the Michif language.
|Louis Riel Institute||Manitoba||URL|
|Program||Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.||
Promotes knowledge and awareness of Indigenous cultures through different mediums, including presentations, activities, videos, and discussions.
|Manitoba Indigenous Cultural Education Centre Inc.||Manitoba||URL||Indigenous education, community programming, connecting, presentations, Indigenous languages, Indigenous history, cultural teachings, treaty education, medicine teachings|
|Article||Manitoba Museum Reaches Out to Northern Communities||
An article explaining how the Manitoba Museum gifted education resources to Indigenous communities in Manitoba’s north.
|Manitoba Museum||Manitoba||URL||Museum, Indigenous education, resource kits, award, teaching aid, artifacts|