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Resources

This searchable database (while not exhaustive) features a diverse array of documents and on-line resources about and for Indigenous education across Canada. NCCIE researchers have generated these lists based on what they could find in their respective regions. If you would like to recommend another resource to add to the library, please click here.

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Type Title Description Author Region Link Keywords
Website Orange Shirt Day Resource Orange Shirt Day encourages and supports communities as they undertake reconciliation and events and activities. The goal is to create awareness of the individual, family, and community inter-generational... The Orange Shirt Day Society All Canada URL OrangeShirt
Teaching Resources Four Directions Teachings This site shares some teachings about a Cree (Nehiyawak) Medicine Wheel, the tipi, and the four directions. Elder Mary Lee Saskatchewan URL Medicine Wheel; Medicine Circle; teachings; Indigenous knowledge; Cree; Nehiyawak
Teaching Resources Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage This website has lots of resources to explore to learn about cultural appropriation, including how to avoid misappropriating Indigenous cultures and knowledges. IPinCH All Canada URL intellectual property rights; appropriation;
Organization/Centre Indspire Online Resource Centre The resources and reports available on the Indspire website feature "some of the best practices in Indigenous education". Indspire All Canada URL reports about best practices; student success; teacher training; professional development; reconciliation workshop
Organization/Centre nêhiyawak Language Experience NLE is a non-profit organization, offering a variety of programs for Cree people to reclaim, restore and relearn the Cree language. NLE has a summer language camp and a Youth-Mentor Apprentice Program nêhiyawak Language Experience Inc. Saskatchewan URL nêhiyawêwin, Cree language, identity, nationhood
Organization/Centre Onaki Circles - First Peoples Innovation Centre The ONAKI Circles provide a safe space in schools where Indigenous students can gather and explore their roots. A variety of activities are offered to allow students to reconnect with their culture, based... First Peoples Innovation Centre Quebec URL student support; identity; culture; language; workshops; teaching resources
Program/School Leadership, Healthy Living, Music, and Literacy This program sets out specific steps and projects to promote educational success among Indigenous students. Le centre de transfert pour la réussite éducative du Québec Quebec URL student support; student success; promoting culture; personal development; professional development
Organization/Centre Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families 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... Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families All Canada URL Inuktitut, Inuit, early childhood, youth, families
Teaching Resources Council of Yukon First Nations: History This webpage shares information about the history of Yukon First Nations, land claims, natural history and languages. Council of Yukon First Nations Yukon URL history; land claims; languages
Videos Integrating Yukon First Nations ways of knowing and doing into the classroom A Yukon grade 7 teacher reviews her cross-curricular Math unit based on a First Nations seasonal calendar. She also shares how she has incorporated formative assessment principles by having her students... Yukon Department of Education Yukon URL
Videos Embedding Yukon First Nations ways of knowing and doing into the classroom A Yukon Elementary First Nation Language teacher collaborates with colleagues to embed First Nations ways of knowing and doing into her classroom and throughout the school. By focusing on building relationships... Yukon Department of Education Yukon URL
Teaching Resources / Videos Connecting to Yukon First Nations Ways of Knowing, Doing, and Being A resource created by the Government of Yukon to share website links, videos, lesson and unit plans, as well as, templates for integrating Indigenous ways of knowing, doing, and being. Yukon Department of Education Yukon URL
Teaching Resources Our Stories about Teaching and Learning In this report, Elders share their thoughts about culturally responsive teaching in the Yukon First Nations settings. Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in Dawson City Yukon URL
Research Reports Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network 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 All Canada URL
Teaching Resources Native Drums A website devoted to First Nations culture and music in Canada, with links to videos, moving image galleries for youth, in-depth interviews and articles, and downloadable resource kits for teachers. Native Drums web project/Carleton University All Canada URL music, drums, drumming, flutes, strings, rattles, oral tradition, stories, storytelling
Teaching Resources Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives: Social Studies K-12 This curriculum document is intended to support teachers in authentically integrating Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into their Social Studies classrooms for grades K-12. BC Ministry of Education British Columbia URL curriculum, K-12, Social Studies
Teaching Resources Shared Learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10 This curriculum document provides lesson plan ideas and activities for K-3, grades 4-7, grades 8-10 for the following subjects: dance, drama, English language arts, health and career education, math, music,... Aboriginal Education Enhancements Branch, BC Ministry of Education British Columbia URL curriculum, K-10, lesson plans
Teaching Resources / Videos BC First Nations Studies 12 and English First Peoples 12 This website contains a link to the textbook and online resources for BC First Nations Studies 12 (with 5 units) and to videos for English First Peoples 12 (with 10 units).  Nala'atsi School British Columbia URL history; contemporary issues; identity; oral tradition; short stories; poetry; art; theatre; essays
Teaching Resources Every Child Matters: Reconciliation Through Education Education website connected to the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation - includes readings and other resources for all ages, including resources for teachers. National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation All Canada URL readings for all ages, adults; teacher resources
Videos Think Indigenous - Online Indigenous Education K-8 The Think Indigenous YouTube channel provides short videos for K-8 classrooms or independent learning. Think Indigenous All Canada URL videos, YouTube, teaching resources
Teaching Resources KAIROS Blanket Exercise Materials and links are available on this website dealing with history that spans more than 500 years of Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations, including historical documents and links, government commissions... KAIROS Canada All Canada URL curriculum, culture, history, residential schools, Métis, Inuit, Mi'kmaw, Anishinaabe
Program/School/Centre National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Explore the entire website to learn the truth about residential schools and survivors' stories. There are many resources for teachers and learners to explore in the 'Archives' tab which stem from the work... National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation All Canada URL residential schools, survivors, truth and reconciliation
Program/School Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities Program This is the page with contact information to locate an Aboriginal Head Start program near you. Government of Canada All Canada URL early childhood development; off-reserve; urban; northern communities
Teaching Resources Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI - Resource Library An electronic library with links to language resources for Grades 3 - 9, activities, stories, books and legends, as well as educational and support resources on such topics as: childhood disorders and... Mi'kmaq Confederacy of PEI Prince Edward Island URL Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaw, supports, activities, language
Teaching Resources: Languages Mi'kmaw Language Resources A webpage with several links to different resources for strengthening and reclaiming the Mi'kmaq language. Native Council of Prince Edward Island Prince Edward Island URL Mi'kmaq, Mi'kmaw, language
Strategic Plan Everyone at Their Best: 10-year education plan New Brunswick's strategic plan to improve education outcomes for anglophone students. The plan includes objectives for respecting the province's diverse cultures, as well as, meeting the needs of First... Province of New Brunswick New Brunswick URL strategic plan, reconciliation
Article St. Mary's First Nation aims to make children kindergarten-ready Article about First Nation's aims to make children kindergarten-ready. Catherine Harrop, CBC News New Brunswick URL
Article New Brunswick needs immersion-style language education for First Nation communities Article about the need for immersion language programs in New Brunswick. Oscar Baker III, CBC News New Brunswick URL
Article Mandatory Indigenous curriculum part of New Brunswick's 10-year education plan Article about New Brunswick's 10-year education plan and the inclusion of Indigenous curriculum. Oscar Baker III, CBC News New Brunswick URL
Article Indigenizing the Academy Article about what some universities are doing to weave Indigenous Peoples, cultures, and knowledges into the fabric of their campuses. Moira MacDonald, University Affairs All Canada URL Indigenization, the academy, post-secondary
Article Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education In the spirit of advancing opportunities for Indigenous students, the leaders of Canada’s universities commit to these principles, developed in close consultation with Indigenous communities. These... Universities Canada All Canada URL post-secondary, principles, students
Report Dimensions Charter: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion This charter aims to foster increased research excellence, innovation and creativity within the post-secondary sector across all disciplines, through greater equity, diversity and inclusion. Government of Canada All Canada URL research, equity, diversity, inclusion
Strategic Plan Mount Allison University Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Action Plan Mount Allison University is committed to advancing institutional equity, diversity and inclusion, and it recognizes that specific, measurable and sustainable actions are needed to counter systemic barriers,... Mount Allison University New Brunswick URL Action Plan, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
Government Funding New policy and funding approach for First Nations kindergarten to grade 12 education On April 1, 2019, Indigenous Services Canada implemented a new co-developed approach to better meet the needs of First Nations students on-reserve and improve outcomes. Funding has been rolled into core... Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada All Canada URL funding, federal government funding, elementary students, secondary students
Program/School Aboriginal Visual Arts This two-year program provides students with skill development in the traditional and contemporary crafts of the Mi'kmaq, Wolastoqey and Passamaquoddy Peoples. Students also learn the Aboriginal history... New Brunswick College of Craft & Design New Brunswick URL visual arts, traditional and contemporary crafts, post-secondary education
Education Agreement First Nation education partnerships and agreements Government of Canada webpage with information about partnerships between Government of Canada, First Nations and provincial or territorial ministries of education. Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada All Canada URL Tripartite education agreements; Memorandum of Understanding;
Teaching Resources Treaty Education Resources This teaching resource has been created so young people (Grades 3 - 8) throughout New Brunswick can better understand the treaties that were agreed to by the Indigenous people of New Brunswick and the... TNEGI New Brunswick URL Indigenous advocacy, Indigenous education, strategic, planning, goal development, Indigenous organizations, collaboration, school preparation
Document Kwanlin Dun First Nation Tutoring Program Developed in the Yukon, this infographic shares the main pillars of the successful after-school literacy and tutoring program run by the Kwanlin Dun First Nation in Whitehorse. Information is shared about... Therese Lindsay, Kwanlin Dun FN Department of Education Yukon URL student support; student success; tutoring
Article Interview with Yukon Government Department of Education: First Nations Programs and Partnerships This is an interview with the Yukon Government Department of Education: First Nations Programs and Partnerships Unit. Education consultants with the government talk about the various ways in which the... Arctic Institute of Community-Based Research (AICBR) Yukon URL Blanket Exercise, teacher orientation, curriculum and program development
Videos Sylvia McAdam - Videos on Cree Laws and Teachings Sylvia McAdam has a series of videos on YouTube that cover several topics: Wesakechak and Creator's Laws; Treaties and Women's Roles; Suicide; Cree Protocols of Tobacco, Prints, and Smudging; Birth;... Sylvia McAdam Saskatchewan URL Cree Laws, Treaties, Women's Roles, Protocols, Tobacco, Smudging, Cree Teachings, Indigenous governance
Books/Publications Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry Published in 2018, this book builds on the first edition, supporting a stronger basic awareness of Indigenous perspectives and their importance to environmental education. The driving motivation for a... Julie Comay, Doug Anderson, and Lorraine Chiarotto Canada URL environmental education, sustainability, stewardship, Indigenous perspectives, stories, storytelling
Teaching Resources Natural Curiosity - The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children's Environmental Inquiry Natural Curiosity is an environmental education program dedicated to supporting educators across Turtle Island, incorporating Indigenous perspectives into environmental inquiry. Based out of the University... Natural Curiosity All Canada URL Indigenous perspectives, professional development workshops, environmental education, K-12, Faculties of Education, sustainability
Videos What is Indigenous Mathematics? Associate Professor of Mathematics at the First Nations University of Canada, Dr. Edward Doolittle delivers a presentation that deals with the question, What is Indigenous Mathematics? Dr. Edward Doolittle Manitoba URL mathematics, indigenous mathematics, applied math, pure math
Journal Journal of Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples Vol. 1 Journal regrouping short papers related to the 1st edition of the Convention on Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples. Centre Nikanite de l'UQAC Quebec URL
Journal Journal of Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples Vol. 3 Journal regrouping short papers related to the 3rd edition of the Convention on Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples. Centre Nikanite de l'UQAC Quebec URL
Journal Journal of Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples Vol. 2 Journal regrouping short papers related to the 2nd edition of the Convention on Perseverance and Academic Achievement for First Peoples. Centre Nikanite de l'UQAC Quebec URL
Teaching Resources Reconciliation Resources Reconciliation resources to assist those who want to further their understanding of FNMI topics and issues in Canada; the list also includes ways to understand the Truth and Reconciliation Act. Alberta School Councils' Association Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Resources; FNMI; Education; History; Truth and Reconciliation
Teaching Resources First Nations, Metis, Inuit Contexts in Education A resource list for teachers who require additional FNMI information. The library provides various website links that assist teachers with the teaching of FNMI topics and issues. University of Alberta - Library Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Resources; FNMI; Education; History
Teaching Resources Stepping Stones: 11 Indigenous Education Resources A list of Indigenous education resources that assist in the development of important knowledge surrounding First Nations, Métis and Indigenous topics and issues.  The Alberta Teachers Association Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Resources; FNMI; Education; History
Organization/Centre Alberta Teachers' Association - Indigenous Education and Walking Together A directory compiling various resources, such as general information, curriculum resources, dictionaries, etc., to help aid Alberta teachers in the education of FNMI topics.  The Alberta Teachers Association Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Resources; FNMI; Education; History
Books/Publications My Name is Shield Woman - A Hard Road to Healing, Vision, and Leadership Ruth Awo Taanaakii Scalp Lock is a cherished and respected Elder of the Siksika Nation; her biography depicts her life throughout the years and focuses on her experience during and after Residential school.... Ruth Awo Taanaakii Scalp Lock, Daytime Moon Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Siksika; Blackfoot Culture; Blackfoot History; Treaty 7 History
Article The Blackfoot Language Revival Sheldon First Rider attended the Indian Residential School in 1957. He was severely punished if speaking his native tongue - Blackfoot; however, in 2018, he decided to reclaim the language through an app... Zoltan Varadi, Glenbow Museum Alberta URL Indigenous Language; Indigenous Education; Blackfoot Language; Treaty 7 Language; Language Revival
Books/Publications Niitsippooktsistaanitsi (My Braids) A traditional Blackfoot boy shares the meaning of his three braids and the gifts they give him. We see the world through his eyes featuring his family.  Latasha Calf Robe Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Culture; Traditional Culture; Treaty 7; Story Telling
Books/Publications Siksikawa Otaawahsinnowa (Where the Blackfoot People Live) A short-story, illustrated by the author, depicts the ways in which the Siksika people live in harmony with animals, the land and the stars in their traditional territory. Payne Many Guns Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Culture; Traditional Culture; Treaty 7; Traditional Territory
Books/Publications First Nations Self-Government: 17 Roadblocks to Self-Determination, and One Chief's Thoughts on Solutions An in-depth step-by-step guide for aspiring FNMI leaders who want to expand thier understanding of Indigenous governance, management, and leadership. This book also includes ways to develop self-determination... Leroy Paul Wolf Collar Alberta URL Indigenous Governance; Self-Government; Indigenous Leaders
Videos Indigenous Language Lesson: Stoney Nakoda Nation Learn key phrases in Stoney Nakoda. This video teaches a few of the most important words used by the Nakoda in Treaty 7 territory. Calgary Public Library Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Language; Stoney Nakoda; Treaty 7
Videos Indigenous Langauge Lesson: Cree Nation Learn key phrases in Cree. This video teaches a few of the most important words used by the Cree in Treaty 7 territory. Calgary Public Library Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Language; Cree; Treaty 7
Videos Indigenous Language Lesson: Tsuut'ina Nation Learn key phrases in Dene. This video teaches a few of the most important words used by the Dene in Treaty 7 territory. Calgary Public Library Alberta URL Indigenos Education; Indigenous Language; Dene; Tsuut'ina; Treaty 7
Videos Indigenous Language Lesson: Siksika Nation Learn key phrases in Blackfoot (Siksika). This video teaches a few of the most important words used in the Blackfoot language. Calgary Public Library Alberta URL Indigenous Education; Indigenous Language; Siksika; Blackfoot Language; Treaty 7
Videos Raising the Spirit: Cultural Connections Plans for Aboriginal Children A video that helps Aboriginal parents employ traditional teachings in the raising of their children. This is a tool that aids in the understanding of how, in the past, First Nations communities raised... BearPaw Legal Alberta URL Aboriginal Parenting; Traditional Parenting; Traditional Culture
Teaching Resources Education for Reconciliation Overview of the governments commitment to FNMI education. The source includes curriculum devolpment, programs of study, professional standards, and learning tools and resources Government of Alberta; Government of Canada Alberta URL Reconciliation; First Nations Education; Education; Alberta Indigenous Curriculum
Strategic Plan Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta: Long Term Strategic Action Plan Executive strategic action plan surrounding Indigenous education, in particular, the Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta (2013). The document includes graphic information,... Government of Alberta; Government of Canada Alberta URL First Nations Education; Alberta; Memorandum of Understanding; Data; Action Plan
Education Agreement Memorandum of Understanding for First Nations Education in Alberta A Memorandum of Understanding pertaining to the rights of Indigenous education in Alberta between the Assembly of Treaty Chiefs in Alberta, the Government of Alberta, and Canada. Government of Alberta; Government of Canada Alberta URL First Nations Education; Alberta; Memorandum of Understanding
Teaching Resources Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum This digital resource was designed to help teachers understand the holistic nature of First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) ways of knowing; to provide opportunities for FNMI peoples to share their perspectives... Government of Alberta Alberta URL Teachers Resource, Discussion Guide
Organization/Centre First Nations Education Steering Committee FNESC is a First Nations-controlled collective organization focused on advancing quality education for all First Nations learners.  FNESC is committed to supporting First Nations in their efforts... BC Tripartite Education Agreement (BCTEA) British Columbia URL English, Math, Languages, Careers, Science, Governance, Primary, Secondary, Elementary, Parents, Teachers
Education Agreement BC Tripartite Education Agreement: Supporting First Nation Student Success (BCTEA) The BC Tripartite Education Agreement sets the foundation for further growth and changes to support the growth of our B.C. First Nations education system. Those changes include new funding commitments,... First Nations Schools Association of British Columbia British Columbia URL Agreement, Student Success, right to control education
Organization/Centre First Nations School Association The FNSA represents and works on behalf of First Nations controlled schools in B.C. The website has teaching resources, including teacher resource guides, toolkits, publications, opportunities for teacher... First Nations School Association British Columbia URL Teachers Guides, language and culture, health, resources for school principals and teachers, professional learning
Organization/Centre Cree School Board: Post-Secondary Students Services "The Cree School Board supports Cree nation students who wish to continue their education beyond secondary school with financial and social services." Cree School Board Quebec URL
Report Cree School Board - Annual Reports Rapports annuels de la Commission scolaire Crie Cree School Board Quebec URL
Videos Indigenous Power Television A YouTube channel that features videos of Montreal initiatives concerning Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Indigenous Power Television Quebec URL Québec
Article 'This leadership group was planted by our ancestors long ago' Shiann Whitebean is looking forward to making a contribution on the newly created Indigenous Directions Leadership Group. "My role is to share my experience as an Indigenous community member and to ensure... Concordia University Quebec URL
Article Our response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission is a priority This term, Elizabeth Fast and Charmaine Lyn are looking forward to learning a lot about the campus experiences of Indigenous students, faculty and staff — and that's only the beginning. The two were... Concordia University Quebec URL
Program/School Indigenous Directions Leadership Group Reporting to the provost and vice-president, Academic, with a three-year mandate, the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group will explore, identify and recommend priority areas in which Concordia can improve... Concordia University Quebec URL
Program/School Indigenous Directions This hub is a gathering place for Indigenous topics, courses, research, and projects within Concordia University and beyond. Concordia University Quebec URL
Program/School History of Engagement Around Indigenous Issues At Concordia University In response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) 94 Calls to Action, Montreal's Concordia University set up the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group, an advisory committee made up of... ObxLabs.net Quebec URL
Videos Knowledge Keepers by the Ontario College of Teachers This touching story profiles an educator on Manitoulin Island who, after years of overcoming life’s challenges, has helped numerous First Nations children receive an education. Exploring Aboriginal Education Ontario URL knowledge keepers, teacher education, learning resource, Indigenous education, traditional education, learning guide, teacher guide, video, YouTube
Teaching Resources I Love First Peoples Individuals, schools, and community groups across Canada are adopting our gift-filled shoebox project as a gesture of friendship that helps the students who receive them to celebrate the joy of education.... Josée Lusignan, President and Founder British Columbia URL
Program/School Healers of Tomorrow Summer Camp A week-long summer camp hosted at Memorial University, open to Aboriginal youth in grades 9-12, as well as those who have finished their first year of university. The camp is designed to help students... Memorial University Newfoundland & Labrador URL Summer Camp, health care, Newfoundland & Labrador
Organization/Centre St. John's First Light Friendship Centre The First Light Friendship Centre in St. John’s provides an afterschool program with culturally relevant programming in a safe and nurturing environment. Children take part in games and activities to... St. John's First Light Friendship Centre Newfoundland & Labrador URL friendship centre, afterschool program, St. John's
Organization/Centre Qalipu Cultural Foundation Workshops and events that promote traditional knowledge. The mission of the foundation is, "We are making every effort to reach out to individuals with limited knowledge of their heritage and providing... Qalipu Cultural Foundation Newfoundland & Labrador URL Traditional Knowledge, heritage, Mi'kmaw, Newfoundland & Labrador
Government Funding Government of Newfoundland & Labrador, Indigenous Cultural Heritage Program This program supports Indigenous projects that involve the safeguarding of traditions and culture, including language; traditional knowledge and skills; storytelling, music, games and other pastimes; knowledge... Government of Newfoundland & Labrador Newfoundland & Labrador URL Indigenous language, storeytelling, music, Newfoundland & Labrador
Organization/Centre Labrador Friendship Centre, SHIELD Project SHIELD (Sexual Health Information Exchange Labrador District) Project is a youth led and adult supported initiative encouraging positive sexual health, personal wellness and healthy relationships through... Labrador Friendshop Centre Labrador URL sexual health, presonal wellness, Labrador
Program/School The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMMNS) The CMMNS aims to promote and assist Mi’kmaw communities’ initiatives toward self determination and enhancement of communities. They offer many services to First Nations communities such as health... The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq (CMMNS) Nova Scotia URL Mi'kmaw, self determination, Nova Scotia
Program/School Aboriginal Skills and Employment Training Strategy (ASETS) ASETS aids in linking training needs to labour market demands, providing Indigenous People with training or skills upgrading, and help finding employment. All Indigenous people, regardless of status or... ASETS Nova Scotia URL skills development, training, Nova Scotia
Program/School Muin Sipu Learning Centre and Daycare Muin Sipu Learning Centre and Daycare located at Bear River First nation provides early childhood education opportunities that promote childhood development and prepares children for school. Five keys... Bear River First Nation Nova Scotia URL Learning Centre, Day Care, Early Childhood Education, Nova Scotia
Program/School Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre (Halifax) Programs - Aboriginal Head Start (AHS) AHS program focuses primarily on the early childhood period for First Nation, Inuit, and Metis children and their families. Programming has been established to support the Spiritual, Emotional, Physical,... Mi’kmaw Native Friendship Centre Nova Scotia URL Mi'kmaw, Friendship Centre, Nova Scotia
Teaching Resources Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning A faculty development unit that works in collaboration with graduate students to provide leadership, expertise, and support in fulfilling the teaching and learning mission of the University of Manitoba... Faculty, University of Manitoba Manitoba URL Indigenous education, collaboration, research, scholarship, post-secondary, higher learning, support, resource centre.
Program/School Indigenous Inclusion Directorate The 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
Teaching Resources From Apology to Reconciliation - Residential School Survivors Created to help students from Manitoba 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
Teaching Resources 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
Journal First Nations Perspectives: The Journal of the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. Journals 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
Teaching Resources: Languages 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. Published by Cando and Captus Press Manitoba URL Indigenous economics, economic development, Indigenous perspective, research
Organization/Centre 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
Strategic Plan Bridging Two Worlds: Aboriginal Education and Employment Action Plan 2008 - 2011 A new action plan building upon the Aboriginal Education Action Plan 2004 - 2007. Bridging Two Worlds incorporates existing activities and new opportunities. Government of Manitoba Manitoba URL Indigenous, education, Action plan, adult learning, post-secondary, community, Manitoba
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
Article A quiet success story - Downtown Indigenous campus celebrates 25 years of getting people on the right track An article about the Neeginan Learning and Literacy Centre. Winnipeg Free Press Manitoba URL Neeginan centre, adult learning, Indigenous news
Books/Publications HighWater Press "HighWater Press (HWP) publishes award-winning Indigenous-authored stories. These authentic stories, told by some of the most recognized Indigenous writers in Canada, include globally relevant social justice... HighWater Press Manitoba URL Indigenous publishing, publishing in education
Organization/Centre 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,... Union of New Brunswick Indians New Brunswick URL Indigenous education, Head Start, development, First Nations programming, culture and language, education, health, nutrition, social development, parent involvement
Organization/Centre 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. TNEGI New Brunswick URL
Article 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... Province of New Brunswick New Brunswick URL memorandum, agreement, document, article, Indigenous education, government-Indigenous relations
Strategic Plan TNEGI Strategic Plan In the Three Nations Education Group Incorporated (TNEGI) Strategic Plan (2014), it describes the vision and mission of TNEGI, as well as how it is organized, what its guiding principles are, and its strategic... Three Nations Education Group Inc. New Brunswick URL Indigenous advocacy, Indigenous education, strategic, planning, goal development, Indigenous organizations, collaboration, school preparation
Organization/Centre First Nation Education Initiative Incorporated (FNEII) To strengthen the overall quality, accessibility and relevance of education programs in member communities and improve student achievement for First Nation students in New Brunswick. FNEII New Brunswick URL Indigenous education, accessibility, advocacy, centre, research
Government Funding First Nation Student Success Program (FNSSP) Supports First Nations educators on reserve (K-12) in their ongoing efforts to meet students' needs and improve student and school results. Funding is limited to activities intended for students attending... Government of Canada All Canada URL Indigenous education, student achievement, literacy, numeracy, support service, school success, academic access
Policy Handbook School Policy Handbook for First Nation Community Operated Schools This resource provides First Nation communities in New Brunswick with a set of school policies for creating and maintaining positive learning and working environments in First Nation community-operated... First Nations Education Initiative Inc. New Brunswick URL Indigenous education, School policy, resource guide, teacher guide
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, CBC News British Columbia URL
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
Program/School Neeginan Learning & Literacy Centre A holistic learning environment designed to provide relevant programming to adult learners in the Winnipeg Aboriginal community. The Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development Inc. (CAHRD) Manitoba URL holistic learning, Indigenous learning, learning support, adult learners, Winnipeg, Indigenous education.
Government Funding High-Cost Special Education Program "Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)'s 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... Indigenous Services Canada, Government of Canada All Canada URL Indigenous education, funding agency, educational support, Special education
Program/School 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 Mi'kmaq culture, values and beliefs in the education of children. Abegwait First Nation Prince Edward Island URL Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education
Report 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 a regular progression, is related to the academic outcomes of... Annie Turner and Amanda Thompson for Statistics Canada British Columbia URL Indigenous education, statistics, data, research, Statistics Canada, retention
Article Relationships matter: Supporting Aboriginal graduate students in British Columbia, Canada. This paper 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... 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
Article More Than a Checklist: Meaningful Indigenous Inclusion in Higher Education This article identifies areas of challenge to Indigenization that moves away from the tokenized checklist response, that merely tolerates Indigenous knowledge(s), to one where Indigenous knowledge(s) are... Michelle Pidgeon, Simon Fraser University British Columbia URL Aboriginal peoples, Canada, indigenous higher education, indigenization, post-secondary education, recruitment, retention
Article Victoria shoebox campaign collects gifts for children in remote and northern communities The shoebox campaign is run by I Love First Peoples, a majority Indigenous Canadian charity founded in 2012. Jean Paetkau, CBC News British Columbia URL
Article In Quest of Indigeneity, Quality, and Credibility in Aboriginal Post-Secondary Education in Canada: Problematic, Contexts, and Potential Ways Forward "What can and should be Aboriginal in Aboriginal post-secondary education? What is the Canadian experience to date in that respect--with particular focus on the British Columbia case example--and what... 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
Article Kitsumkalum students to be heard across Canada. Terrace Standard. "The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls heard from 27 families at the public hearings in Smithers, plus 12 more in private." Chris Gareau, Terrance Standard British Columbia URL Indigenous education, news, British Columbia, Indigenous
Article UVic launches new plan to further education for Indigenous students "The plan, which was developed by faculty, staff and students over two years, is part of UVic’s response to the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission." CTV News British Columbia URL Indigenous education, postsecondary, Victoria, university, plan,
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 News British Columbia URL Indigenous medicine, Indigenous surgeon, Doctor, medicine, Nadine Caron
Article Cultural connection: Reconnecting with their culture helps local first nations students succeed The article highlights a documentary, Seeking Wisdom, which follows local aboriginal youth as they approach elders in their communities for advice on how to live life and reconnect with their roots. Steven Chua, Squamish News British Columbia URL
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, Squamish News British Columbia URL Indigenous education, agreement, school division, Squamish Nation, renewal, retention
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 News British Columbia URL Indigenous youth, First Nation, Kootenay, powwow, resilience
Program/School S.A.F.E. Program The Strengthening Aboriginal Families Effectively (SAFE) program was introduced to aid Aboriginal Families living off-reserve to help strengthen the relationship between parents and children involved in... Native Council of PEI Prince Edward Island URL Indigenous education, protection, safety
Program/School 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
Article Aboriginal high school graduation rate at record high in B.C. "Indigenous high school completion levels still fall short of the national average." Geordon Omand, CBC News British Columbia URL Indigenous education, Secondary education, high school, graduation rate, retention, Indigenous Students, BC, Northern BC
Article Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University and Yukon College "Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will join Yukon College in a collaboration supported by the Rideau Hall Foundation and Mastercard Foundation that creates... Newswire British Columbia URL Indigenous education, Indigenous youth, Vancouver Island University, Yukon College, college, postsecondary, BC, partnership, Innovation
Article First Grade 12 class to graduate from northern B.C. First Nations community "A small First Nations village that once housed a residential school is getting ready to graduate its first Grade 12 class." Lenard Monkman, CBC Indigenous British Columbia URL Grade twelve, Gr 12, graduate, retention, northern BC, Indigenous education, GED
Article How Prince Rupert schools teach Indigenous language to hundreds of students "A multimedia series with videos and photos from children’s Sm’algyax classes on B.C.’s North Coast." Shannon Lough, Terrace Standard British Columbia URL Indigenous education, Indigenous languages, Prince Rupert, Schools, language revitalization, students
Article First Nations fight to halt resource development in northeast B.C. "Indigenous leadership, community members and allies of Treaty 8 territory of northeast British Columbia converge on Parliament Hill to protest the Site C hydroelectric dam project on Sept. 13, 2016." Mark Hume, Globe and Mail British Columbia URL Indigenous resistance, resource development, colonialism, northeast BC, dispute
Article Research brief: Pre-service teacher education availability in rural Canadian communities This article provides a summary of current Canadian options for rural pre-service teacher development also known as community-based teacher education. Dianne Gereluk and Merlin Thompson, University of Calgary British Columbia URL Academic research, rural education, teacher education
Article Clinic coming to school grounds of B.C. Interior high school "Centre at Salmon Arm Secondary will address both physical and mental health needs of students." Jaimie Kehler, CBC News British Columbia URL Indigenous education, medicine and schools, clinic, medical clinic, school program, schools, Indigenous schools, medicine, doctor, nurse
Program/School Delaware Nation 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/School 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/School 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... Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Ontario URL early years, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous education, early learning, childcare, primary learning, primary education
Program/School 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... Aamjiwnaang First Nation Ontario URL culture-based education, Early Childhood Education, Indigenous education, youth, children, care, facility, early learning
Books/Publications 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
Program/School 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,... Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre Ontario URL
Teaching Resources Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) The Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association (OAHSA) promotes early childhood development strategies which are Indigenous-driven. Explore the website, including the 'Resources' tab for teaching resources... OAHSA Ontario URL Aboriginal, early childhood development
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... Morcom, L. A., & Roy, S. (2017). Ontario URL language revitalization, assessment, immersion, bilingual education
Teaching Resources Métis Education Kit An excellent resource for students, teachers, educators, and community members to use inside and outside the classroom. Métis Nation of Ontario Ontario URL
Program/School 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... Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre (OICC) Ontario URL Community-based, Early Childhood Education, K-12, Inuit-focused
Program/School 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
Program/School Kettle & Stony Point 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... Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Ontario URL culture-based education, active learning, early childhood education
Teaching Resources: Languages Indigenous Languages Research Guides Research Guides on Indigenous languages traditionally spoken by First Nations with traditional territories falling within the boundaries of Ontario. Resources on Aboriginal language history, policy and... University of Toronto Libraries Ontario URL Indigenous education, Indigenous languages, reference
Teaching Resources Indigenous Podcast List 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... National Association of Friendship Centres All Canada URL Indigenous education, podcast, directorate, guide, compilation, Ontario, Indigenous, listen, audio
Program/School 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... Jumblies Theatre Ontario URL collaboration, networking, Indigenous articles, resource centre, Indigenous theatre
Videos Legacy of Treaties 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
On-Line Magazine 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. Muskrat Magazine Ontario URL News, literature, resource, magazine, publication, editorial, website
Organization/Centre National Association of Friendship Centres The NAFC was established in 1972 to represent, nationally, the growing number of Friendship Centres emerging across Canada. NAFC All Canada URL Indigenous organization, Friendship Centre, resource centre, safe space, educational space, community, community education
Organization/Centre Native Canadian Centre of Toronto 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
Teaching Resources Uqausivut Culture and Language Program Explore the Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children website for teaching resources, games, and books for Inuit children and youth. Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children All Canada URL Inuktitut, Inuit, early childhood, youth, families
Program/School 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
Teaching Resources / Videos Oneida Language and Cultural Centre The goal of the Centre is to produce speakers who are equipped to speak Oneida throughout their lives and surroundings. Oneida Nation of the Thames Ontario URL culture-based education, language revitalization, Indigenous languages
Teaching Resources Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point Language, Arts, Culture, and History Online This website contains videos and webpages describing the culture, history, language, and arts of the Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point in Ontario. Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation Ontario URL culture-based education, language revitalization
Program/School 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... Alderville First Nation Ontario URL culture-based education, outdoor education, Indigenous education
Books/Publications 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
Books/Publications 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... Milloy, J. (1999). Ontario URL Residential schools
Teaching Resources Aboriginal Perspectives: A Guide To The Teacher's Toolkit Teaching resources and strategies for elementary and secondary classrooms. Ontario Ministry of Education Ontario URL Teaching resource, learning resource, Indigenous education, Aboriginal perspectives, strategy, primary education, secondary education.
On-Line Course 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... Coursera & University of Toronto Ontario URL Teaching, course, learning, teacher education, Indigenous learning, Indigenous higher-learning, post-secondary, university
Education Agreement 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... Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Ontario URL Indigenous education, Anishinabek, agreement, government, funding
Teaching Resources Exploring Aboriginal Education: Susan Dion This is a video series discussing issues and challenges in FNMI education. The Learning Exchange Ontario URL teacher education, learning resource, video, challenges, education, Indigenous education
Program/School The Good Minds Program for Children's Mental Health With the Good Minds Program (Enyonkwa'nikonhriyo:hake) the primary focus is to support and provide holistic care through culturally appropriate programs to educate and create awareness among First Nations'... Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte Ontario URL holistic, mental health, subjective well-being, health education, Indigenous health
Teaching Resources TDSB Aboriginal Education Centre The Aboriginal Education Centre (AEC) with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) provides resources to 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
Article People for Education - Indigenous education 2017 Ontario's Indigenous education statistics. "The results from this year’s survey show a substantial improvement in Indigenous educational opportunities." People for Education Ontario URL statistics, data, online data, research, Indigenous education
Teaching Resources Ontario Aboriginal Education Strategy The Ontario Ministry of Education released a revised First Nations, Métis, and Inuit studies curriculum for Grades 9–12.  Ontario Ministry of Education Ontario URL Indigenous curriculum, Indigenous education, language, Indigenous studies, Native studies
Teaching Resources New Journeys An online Friendship Centre resource with several teaching resources, including stories pertaining to Indigenous experiences in Canada. New Journeys is also a one-stop mobile and online resource featuring... National Association of Friendship Centres All Canada URL Indigenous resources, educational resource, online knowledge, learning resource, teaching resource
Teaching Resources 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. Its purpose is to offer new different ways of learning about Inuit... Ottawa Inuit Children's Centre Ontario URL Inuit culture, education, history
Teaching Resources Four Directions Teachings An engaging website that explores Indigenous knowledge and philosophy. Educators may choose to incorporate the information on the website into their curriculum. FourDirectionsTeachings.com honours oral... National Indigenous Literacy Association Ontario URL Indigenous knowledge, online resources, digital knowledge, traditional teachings, philosophy, education, tradition
Teaching Resources 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 settlement and colonization. Jackie Underhill, Canada's History Ontario URL lesson plans, FNMI education, colonization, history, social justice
Teaching Resources Aboriginal Curriculum Resource Collection This page supports Ontario educators integrating Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum. Aboriginal Teacher Educators, please contact us at education.library@queensu.ca for delivery of materials... Queen's University Library Ontario URL resources, Indigenous education, library, literature, general education, learning, teaching resource
Books/Publications 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
Videos Survivors Speak - National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Organized by themes, these survivors share stories of their experiences in residential schools. National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation All Canada URL Residential school, Indigenous education, learning resource, teaching resource
Program/School 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
Program/School 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/School Tahatikonhsotontie Head Start Program 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/School 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
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... Styres, S., Haig-Brown, C., & Blimkie, M. (2013). Ontario URL Indigenous education, Indigenous scholarship, pedagogy, classroom
Videos What I Learned in Class Today: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom Indigenous students reflect on their experiences dealing with racism and other contentious issues in post-secondary academic settings. University of British Columbia British Columbia URL Indigenous education, dialogue, discussion, framework, learning, Indigenous education, UBC
Teaching Resources 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. Stolen Lives is a program that walks students and teachers through an examination of the devastating... Facing History and Ourselves Ontario URL Indigenous education, teaching resource
Teaching Resources Anishnaabe Art Posters Ontario College of Teachers created the Standards of Practice - Anishnaabe Art Posters. The Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession provide a framework of principles that describes the knowledge,... Various Artists, Ontario College of Teachers Ontario URL Indigenous education, resources, resource directorate
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... University of British Columbia/ EdX All Canada URL Indigenous education
Teaching Resources 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
Videos Knowledge Keepers Discussion Guide Produced by the Ontario College of Teachers, a Discussion Guide is shared to accompany and support the Knowledge Keepers Visual Narrative posted on YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JI8cJsI93_Y Exploring Aboriginal Education Ontario URL knowledge keepers, teacher education, learning resource, Indigenous education, traditional education, learning guide, teacher guide, video, YouTube
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. Chantelle Bellrichard, CBC Indigenous British Columbia URL
Government Funding Elementary and Secondary Education Program Guidelines 2018-2019 The Government of Canada funds elementary and secondary education for First Nation students ordinarily resident on-reserve, provides post-secondary education financial support for First Nation and eligible... Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada All Canada URL First Nations elementary and secondary education guidelines- First Nations federal education funding.
Teaching Resources First Nations Education Council The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) is an association of First Nations and communities, whose mission is to take responsibility for matters of education in Quebec's Indigenous communities. The aim... First Nations Education Council Quebec URL Advocate, Quebec, Community
Article First Nations students get 30 per cent less funding than other children, economist says Reported March 14, 2016. First Nations children living on reserve receive at least 30 per cent less funding for their education as children under provincial jurisdiction. Jody Porter, CBC News All Canada URL Indigenous Education Funding Gap
Teaching Resources Native Studies: A Curriculum Guide for Grade 11 International Indigenous Issues A Saskatchewan Learning curriculum published in 1992. The primary aim of Native Studies 10, 20, 30, is to develop in the student a personal and cultural awareness and understanding and to promote the development... Saskatchewan Department of Education Saskatchewan URL Native Studies, Grade 11 Indigenous culture, Saskatchewan education.
Journal Holistic arts-based group methods with aboriginal women Journal article published in 2009. This study was done in Sudbury, Ontario by Laurentian University in partnership with Shkagamik-kwe health center to understand if holistic arts could help Indigenous... Recollet, D., Coholic, D., Cote-Meek, S., & Sudbury, O. Ontario URL healing, trauma, addiction
Videos Shift, Single Track to Success 2016 Documentary. In 2005, Carcross Tagish First Nation (CTFN) was looking for a way to promote community wellness and get youth back on the land. CTFN also wanted to promote tourism in the area by creating... Carcross Tagish First Nation Yukon URL community wellness, youth, on-the-land, Yukon
Teaching Resources: Languages Yukon Native Language Centre - Language Links This webpage has links to other websites with different language speaking and teaching resources. Yukon Native Language Centre Yukon URL Indigenous Language, training, Yukon
Report Why I Love Black Tickle Community, Labrador Booklet 2017 Report. Residents in the community of Black Tickle share what they love about their community. This exploration is part of an educational initiative that includes visioning workshops, consultations,... NunatuKavut Community Sustainability Initiative Labrador URL Community consultation, Labrador, visioning
Report When I grow up..: schooling in Sheshatshiu and Natuashish 2013 Innu Education School Board report on community consultations. This document reports on the successes and challenges faced by Innu children and the schools of Sheshatsiu and Natuashish. It also speaks... Fouillard, C. Labrador URL Innu Education, consultation, Labrador
Teaching Resources: Languages Aimun-Mashinaikan - Innu Dictionary Online Innu Dictionary Tshakapesh Institute Quebec URL Dictionary, Innu, Quebec
Article The governments of Canada and Quebec announce their support of Institut Tshakapesh in an effort to promote retention and academic success among Innu students During a graduation ceremony in the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of... Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Quebec URL Innu, funding, academic success, Quebec
Report Diversification of Secondary School Learning Paths (DSSLP) Program Guidelines Published in 2018. FNEC offers several educational programs, including the Diversification of Secondary School Learning Paths (DSSLP), which aims to develop employability skills among their young people... First Nations Education Council Quebec URL Employment skills, youth, learning path, Quebec
Books/Publications Maintaining the "Achievement Gap": How the Discourses of Wide-Scale Assessments Marginalize Students and Preserve the Educational Status Quo Book published in 2012. Using Critical Discourse Analysis and Foucaultian Discourse Analysis, this study applies postcolonial theory to an examination of the discourses of wide-scale reading and writing... Belisle, M., Cherland, M., Episkenew, J., Schick, C., St. Denis, V., Sterzuk, A., McNeil, B. Saskatchewan URL Achievement gap, Indigenous education marginalization, educational status quo.
Journal Getting the HIV Canadian epidemic to zero: valuing Indigenous cultures through holistic research Journal article published in 2013. This paper was orally presented at the Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network, Wise Practices IV – Community-Based Research Gathering on September 25, 2013 in Saskatoon,... Nowgesic, Earl Saskatchewan URL HIV, community-based research, Saskatchewan
Program/School Rainbow District School Board – Information on Indigenous Education This website offers a list of elementary and secondary schools that teach Native language courses in the area of Sudbury, Espanola, and Manitoulin. It also includes information on the Rainbow District... Rainbow District School Board Ontario URL Indigenous language courses, leadership Ontario
Strategic Plan Ontario First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework This Government of Ontario policy framework (2007) is designed for ensuring excellence in public education, including First Nations, Metis, and Inuit students. This report includes Ontario’s vision,... Government of Ontario Ontario URL policy, success, Ontario
Journal Assessing Anishinaabe Children’s Narratives: An Ethnographic Exploration of Elder’s Perspectives Jounal article published in 2014. The author looks at Indigenous children’s narrative structure in Nipissing First Nation (Ontario) in partnership with the Nipissing First Nation Education Committee... Peltier, S. Ontario URL Nipissing First Nation, Elders Knowledge, circles, story telling
Program/School Tr'ondek Hwech'in Teaching & Working Farm Partnering with Yukon College to deliver an on-site “farm school” that is respectful of the land and all it has to offer, the farm serves as a teaching resource and provides practical hands on training... Tr'ondek Hwech'in Farm Yukon URL on-the-land, farm, Yukon
Teaching Resources This Is Our Arctic - Climate change from the perspective of youth in Old Crow, YT and Inuvik, NWT What does climate change look like in Canada’s Arctic Circle? Most Canadians, and even most northerners, never get the chance to find out. This Is Our Arctic invites you to discover what climate change... Bringing Youth Towards Equality Yukon, NWT URL Climate change, youth, Yukon, NWT
Journal First Nations, Metis and Inuit Presence in the Newfoundland and Labrador Curriculum Journal article published in 2017. This article responds to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 call for the education of Canadians about residential schools, treaties and Aboriginal... Godlewska, A. Newfoundland & Labrador URL Curriculum, residential school, Newfoundland, Labrador
Journal Developing Intermediate Language Learning Materials A Labrador Inuttitut Story Database Journal published in 2009. Looking at how the partnership between linguists and a teacher in the Labrador public school system can provide a foundation for teaching of Labrador Inuktitut as a second language... Dicker, J,. Dunbar, E., & Johns, A Labrador URL Indigenous language, Inuktitut, Labrador, story
Teaching Resources 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 by promoting personal and social responsibility. Government of Manitoba Manitoba URL Secondary education, Indigenous healing, responsibility, implementation, reconciliation, Grade 9, Grade 12
Books/Publications 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... Government of Manitoba Manitoba URL Indigenous education, bibliography, teachers guide, recommendations, learning resources, reference
Education Agreement 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
Teaching Resources Decolonizing Our Schools: Aboriginal Education in the Toronto District School Board A report on the Urban Aboriginal Education Pilot Project (2010) Dion, Susan D.; Johnston, Krista; Rice, Carla, M Ontario URL Indigenous education, teacher-inspired, treaty history, urban
Article 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 Maria Hupfield and Emily Chan, EFTO Voice (2017) Ontario URL Indigenous education, teacher-inspired, treaty history; Indigenous, settler and immigrant communities, treaties
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... Cherubini, L., Hodson, J., Manley-Casimir, M., & Muir, C. (2010). Ontario URL Indigenous education, Indigenous scholarship, reconciliation, educational policy
Videos 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... Ontario College of Teachers Ontario URL Residential School, FNMI education, elders, knowledge, teachings, wisdom, Indigenous education
Teaching Resources Deepening Knowledge – Resources for and about Aboriginal Education University of Toronto/OISE sharing resources for teacher education instructors and teacher candidates on Aboriginal education. Various (OISE), UofT Ontario URL Indigenous education, resource guide, directory, Indigenous research, Education scholarship
Videos 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... Ontario College of Teachers Ontario URL knowledge keepers, teacher education, learning resource, Indigenous education, traditional education, learning guide, teacher guide, video, YouTube
Books/Publications 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 Resources Gdoo Sastamoo Kii Mi Online Lesson Plans The Union of Ontario Indians shares, Gdoo-Sastamookii Mi: Understanding Our Nation to Relationship – Resource Material from the Teachers Guide with the corresponding page number. This web resource includes... Union of Ontario Indians Ontario URL teaching resources, Indigenous education, lesson planning, online, resource material
Teaching Resources First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO) The provincial Association for teachers of First Nations, Métis & Inuit studies and languages. The Association helps educators understand issues related to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples in... First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario Ontario URL teacher education, learning resource, video, challenges, education, Indigenous education
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... Madden, B., Higgins, M., & Korteweg, L. (2013) Ontario URL poetry, sharing circles, decolonization, Euro-centrism, curriculum, protocol
Teaching Resources Union of Ontario Indians Educational Resources Lesson plans and teacher’s guide corresponding to Ontario's provincial curriculum for Grades 1 - 8. Each lesson plan was developed to cover more than one subject at a time [Social Studies (History &... Union of Ontario Indians Ontario URL Online resources, Indigenous education
Teaching Resources Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 were created to help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the history of the... First Nations Education Steering Committee & First Nations Schools Association Ontario URL learning resource, Indigenous education, teaching resource, residential school history, colonial history, colonialism
Teaching Resources Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, 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... Ontario Secondary Student Teachers' Federation (OSSTF) Ontario URL Early learning, childcare, Early Childhood Education, learning resource
Teaching Resources First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Framework (Ontario) Framework, expectations, and learning outcomes that has been designed to improve opportunities for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, to increase the knowledge and awareness of all students about... Ontario Ministry of Education Ontario URL teaching resource, teachers' guide, Indigenous education, government, Ontario, education, curriculum
Program/School 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
Document Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and work towards reconciliation, the following Calls to Action relate to any field, including education. Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada All Canada URL Learning resource, website, Indigenous education, reconciliation, truth, calls to action, Canada
Teaching Resources Ontario’s Treaty Maps A map and information about the treaties that exist in Ontario. Ontario Provincial Government Ontario URL Learning resource, website, online learning, Indigenous education, facilitation, reference, map, Ontario, treaty
Teaching Resources / Videos Ontario Native Education Counselling Association (ONECA) ONECA produced three learning modules that focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) content, with a particular emphasis on FNMI veterans and their contributions, as it relates to World War 1 and... ONECA Ontario URL Indigenous organization, curriculum, learning centre, native history, counselling, support centre
Organization/Centre Mi’kmaq Family Resource Centre The Mi'kmaq Family Resource Centre conducts programs for Indigenous families. For example, they host a community kitchen where parents gather once a month to learn recipes and prepare meals with their... Mi'kmaq Family Resource Centre Prince Edward Island URL Resource centre, Mi'kmaq, community, families, family, wellness, healing, safe space
Program/School Wekatesk Aboriginal Head Start Program Wekatesk is a Head Start program in Charlottetown, PEI. This page has photos from the program. Mi'kmaq Family Resource Centre Prince Edward Island URL Indigenous education, Early Childhood Education, family support, PEI, single motherhood, Indigenous children, cultural retention
Program/School 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... Wilp Wilxo’oskwhl Nisga’a Institute British Columbia URL Indigenous education, post-secondary education, Indigenous higher learning, Indigenous organizations
Article Universities, colleges asked to imagine a ‘reconciled education system’ That was the theme of third annual reconciliation forum, held at the University of Manitoba. Hundreds gathered to attend "Building Reconciliation Forum" on reconciling the current education system Martha Troian, University Affairs British Columbia URL Indigenous education, reconciliation, education system, college, Indigenous higher learning, decolonizing education, Indigenization
Article Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and Simon Fraser University sign Memorandum of Understanding The Memorandum of Understanding 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
Article At Kwantlen, a New Degree Offering in ‘Indigenous Community Justice' New academic minor puts a critical lens on Canada’s system. Katie Hyslop, The Tyee British Columbia URL Post-secondary, academic, degree, minor, education, Indigenous education
Article National recognition for West Kelowna school’s Indigenous student academy Program helps drastically reduce Mount Boucherie’s Indigenous student dropout rate. Barry Gerding, Kelowna Capital News British Columbia URL Indigenous education, drop out rate, West Kelowna
Article No artifacts: B.C. heritage museum showcases 'living history’ This article is about the Sncəwips Heritage Museum. CBC Radio British Columbia URL Heritage museum, British Columbia, Living History, Radio, CBC, Indigenous heritage
Article 'We want to be a healthy community’: B.C. First Nation youth sing about life on the reserve Blueberry River First Nation's youth create a video to amplify their experiences. Danielle Carr, Global News British Columbia URL Youth, First Nations, Treaty 8, music, voice, music video, art as healing
Article Indigenous youth key to Canada’s economic growth "Integrating Canada’s Aboriginal youth into the workforce could provide a huge boost to the country’s economy." Patrick Blennerhassett, BIV News British Columbia URL
Program/School Under One Sky - Aboriginal Head Start in Urban and Northern Communities (AHSUNC) The off-reserve Head Start program is meant for children who are 3 - 6 years old. The program focuses on children and their caregivers and is 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
Books/Publications Portage & Main Press "Portage & Main Press publishes a wide range of innovative and practical K–12 educational materials. We build dynamic learning communities by bringing together authors, educators, and students." Portage & Main Press Manitoba URL Indigenous publishing, publishing in education
Teaching Resources 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 First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. Manitoba URL First Nations, Indigenous education, Manitoba, community, professional development, educational change,
Teaching Resources Métis Educational Resource Kit The Métis Educational Resource Kit complements the curricular needs of students to learn about the Métis and have Métis students see themselves in teaching resources. The Kit includes picture books,... Louis Riel Institute Manitoba URL Resource kit, Métis culture and heritage, metis history, Michif language, Métis inclusion, classroom resources, Métis resource
Teaching Resources Speaking Michif An 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
Teaching Resources 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
Teaching Resources Creating Racism-Free School through Critical/Courageous Conversations on Race A resource for 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... Government of Manitoba Manitoba URL Indigenous education, racism, critical conversations, classroom dialogue, reconciliation