Secret Path Curriculum

NAN LAUNCHES SECRET PATH CURRICULUM PETERBOROUGH, ON (January 19, 2019): Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Derek Fox joined with members of the Wenjack family and educators to launch the Secret Path Curriculum Resource at Trent University today. The Teacher and Protocol Resource documents unveiled today will provide educators across the province, in bothContinue reading “Secret Path Curriculum”

ibook: Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge

Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit – Primary Grades Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board Description Lessons From the Earth is a resource guide for educators that provides a practical application of Indigenous Knowledge into the classroom. The focus of learning is grounded in a traditional Anishinaabe story, JiigContinue reading “ibook: Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge”

Ojibwe Lifeways Article

There is a nice article published in the Minnesota Conservation Volunteer which examines Ojibwe lifeways in the northwoods by AIRC Executive Director Anton Treuer. The article is archived for free and has an accompanying teacher’s guide for incorporation into classroom use. Teachers Guide for Ojibwe Lifeways This is a PDF file. Source: Minnesota Conservation Volunteer

Junior Division – Drawing Unit; Drawing it Out

Junior Division – Drawing Unit Drawing it Out Lead Writer: Tanya Senk Unit Writer: Shelley Dennis Reviewer: Lisa Sanders Overview Grade 6, Visual Arts: Drawing The purpose of this unit is to infuse Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) perspectives into the curriculum through Visual Arts. It is important to avoid replicating and producing stereotypicalContinue reading “Junior Division – Drawing Unit; Drawing it Out”

An Introduction to Residential School unit K-7

Link to An Introduction to Residential School unit SOURCE:Classroom Resources K-7 – Central Okanagan School District. YouTube Video Title: Shi-shi-etko Four days before having to leave her family and home for residential school, Shi-Shi-Etko learns how important it is to hold on to her memories. Director: Kate Kroll Author: Nicola I. Campbell Actors: Ta’Kaiya Blaney,Continue reading “An Introduction to Residential School unit K-7”

The Journey of Nishiyuu Walkers – The Story (Video)

A group of young people from the James Bay Cree community of Whapmagoostui, Que., has arrived at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, ending a 1,600-kilometre trek meant to bring attention to aboriginal issues. Six youths and a guide left Whapmagoostui in January to snowshoe and walk to Ottawa in support of the Idle No More movement.Continue reading “The Journey of Nishiyuu Walkers – The Story (Video)”

Ancient Villages & Totem Poles of the Nisga’a – Teacher Resources

Grade Levels: 6-9 Materials: Nisga’a Website Activities & Lesson Plans 1. Totem Pole Puzzle Activity: Activity | Lesson Plan 2. Totem Crest and Stories: Activity | Lesson Plan 3. Photo Analyses: Activity | Lesson Plan Learn more about Nisga’a Totem Poles, Worldviews and Clans at: The Nisga’a Arts & Culture website

7 Generations series (Grades 9–12) – Teacher’s Guide

7 Generations* is an epic, four-part graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any future. The impact of his journey of discovery, and the revelation that follows, will changeContinue reading “7 Generations series (Grades 9–12) – Teacher’s Guide”

Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing (257 pg Teacher’s Guide)

Common Threads: Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing The Common Threads resources consist of high quality, classroom-ready resources for Ontario secondary school teachers. The lessons are designed using specific Ontario Ministry of Education curriculum expectations. TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 5. EDUCATOR RESOURCES 8. VIDEO: WAYS OF KNOWING WHO I AM LAND 18.Continue reading “Full Circle: First Nations, Métis, Inuit Ways of Knowing (257 pg Teacher’s Guide)”

Lesson Plan: Lubicon Lake Nation

Materials: 1. John Goddard, The Last Stand of the Lubicon Cree (Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1991), Chapters 1-4. 2. Amnesty International Video titled “Our Land, My People” Length: (70 minutes = 1 hour and 15 minutes) Objective of Lesson: This lesson introduces students to the Lubicon Lake Nation and enables students to understand the contemporaryContinue reading “Lesson Plan: Lubicon Lake Nation”

Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language Book – |

Grade Levels: Grade 1 & Up including adults Themes/Lessons: 18 Shawanda, Gordon, 1946- Anishnaabemowin: miinwa anishnaabe zheyaawin – Our language, our culture ISBN: 0-9688779-0-7 Lessons are suitable for first grade and up and to first time adult beginners. Students will develop listening and speaking skills. This booklet was written to assist students who wish toContinue reading “Anishnaabemowin (Ojibwe) Language Book – |”