Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
November 30 -December 5, 2015,
Launches on December 1st in Calgary, AB.

Leaders unite across Canada with community-based approaches to HIV and AIDS

AAAW-2015-poster-draft-2-4The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network proudly announces national Aboriginal leadership and their supporters will gather in Calgary, AB on December 1, 2015 to launch Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015. It will be accompanied by workshops across the country (Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Inuvik) to continue discussions on Aboriginal HIV and AIDS issues in Canada on November 30, December 2 – 5, 2015. (READ MORE)

Download AAAW Activity Guide (pdf)

More posters available here.

Video: Babakiueria

Don Featherstone | Australia 1986 | 30 min

A political mockumentary reversing the situation in Australia, where blacks landed in a white culture and took over.




I originally viewed this video during the online Aboriginal Worldviews Course held last summer at UToronto.


Book: First Nations 101 written by Lynda Gray

One dollar from the sale of each book will be donated to the Urban Native Youth Association’s capital campaign to build a Native Youth Centre in Vancouver, BC.

Home First Nations 101.

About the book

First Nations 101 is an easy to read primer that provides readers with a broad overview of the diverse and complex lives of First Nations people.

About the Author
Lynda Gray is a member of the Tsimshian Nation on the Northwest Coast of B.C (Gisbutwada / Killerwhale Clan). She was born in Prince Rupert, but has lived in East Vancouver since she was six months old. Lynda is the proud mother of two adult children: Northwest Coast artist Phil Gray and PhD candidate Robin Gray. She and her children have learned much about their Tsimshian culture and community from their participation in the Lax Xeen Dance Group based in Vancouver, BC.

Blog: L’nu’k: A Tribute to the First Nations

L’nu’k: A Tribute to the First Nations | Just teaching and learning together..

An interesting blog to follow for teachers

At Camilla School, our study of aboriginal societies in Canada is made possible from AISI funding (Alberta Initiative for School Improvement). This blog shares the collaborative learning journey of our remarkable Grade 7 students at with Ms. Langford (Social Studies), Miss Westworth (LA), Ms. Tonhauser (Technology Coach), and myself (Ms. Kwan, Assessment Coach).

Camilla School Grade 7 L’nu’k Portfolios

We are thrilled that Dr. Jim Parsons, from University of Alberta, will be sharing his perspective and extensive expertise with us. Dr. Parsons is a teacher, teacher educator, writer, and researcher. He has a special interest in Social Studies and school improvement.

Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learners

Our Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learners

Intended Audience: teachers, administrators, school staff, counsellors, liaison workers

A Resource Book developed by the Edmonton Catholic Schools, Aboriginal Learning Services Department

Alberta. Alberta Education. Aboriginal Services Branch and Learning and Teaching Resources
Our words, our ways : teaching First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners.
ISBN 0-7785-4313-7

Book Contents:

to view FULL COPY click here


Inuit Cultural Online Resource

About the Site

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. We have resources included for teachers such as downloadable colouring sheets, and various other activity sheets. We plan to build on the content we have here and make it richer and deeper as time goes by. We also offer a number of very useful links to explore to further the learning process.

We have created a number of video podcasts to watch and learn from. These podcasts cover everything from making bannock to how to make your own bone and stick game. Students can watch and try their hand at throat singing or learn about the significance of the lighting of the Qulliq (the traditional oil lamp).

This site was created by the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre with the financial support of the Canadian Heritage Gateway Fund without whom this site would not exist.We hope you find this site helpful, fun and educational.

Inuit Cultural Online Resources

Short educational vignettes about Traditional Aboriginal items

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About Digital Nations

Digital Nations is a partnership with APTN and Animiki See Digital Productions to create an online initiative to bring Aboriginal perspectives and stories to an international audience.

Digital Nations is comprised of 75 short films and vignettes showcasing Aboriginal art, culture and history. This APTN initiative, produced by Animiki See Digital Productions, consists of three strands:

13 different interpretations of the theme “nationhood” brought to you by 13 aboriginal filmmakers from across Canada, produced by the National Film Board of Canada.
Profiling 36 Canadian Aboriginal artists, these two-minute shorts expose a broad view of what Aboriginal art is today and who is creating it. An Animiki See production produced in partnership with the Canada Council for the Arts.
This series of two-minutes vignettes, produced by Big Soul Productions Inc., introduces important symbols of Canadian First Nations, Inuit, and Mètis culture in a contemporary context.

Also view Short films by Aboriginal filmmakers on the concept of “Nationhood” and Short profiles of prominent Aboriginal artists.

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