Aboriginal Education Resources
HISTORICAL BACKGROUND INFORMATION:
A UBC resource on the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada. This website provides instructors, researchers and the public with a place to begin exploring topics that relate to Aboriginal peoples, cultures, and histories.
FIRST PEOPLES PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING BACKGROUNDER:
A closer look at the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL).
CLASSROOM RESOURCES ACROSS MULTIPLE CURRICULA:
A UBC resource that focuses on Indigenous perspectives, curricular resources (e.g. links, texts, children’s literature), multimedia, and literature that links theory to practice.
The BC Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education portal has key documents and links archived, including BC maps, and the cross-curricular document, Shared Learnings K-10 (find under Learning Resources on this page).
The First Nations Education Steering Committee. Go to the Learning First Peoples classroom tab to see the curricula for English First Peoples (gr.10-12) and Math First Peoples (gr. 8-9), as well as Authentic Resources K-7, to access a list of authentic First Peoples texts, and Primary Resources K-3, which contains a document called, “In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom”.
The Canadian government website for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development/Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Go to All topics, then Aboriginal Arts, Culture and Heritage tab, kids’ stop tab, classroom resources tab to access Learning Circle resources with lesson ideas and stories for students ages 4-16.
Teaches elementary mathematics through Aboriginal storytelling. Series of videos can be viewed under stories/movies tab.
A BC resource for Aboriginal knowledge about local plants and their uses as food and medicines.
Resources on anti-discrimination education, including video resources.
CBC series about contemporary Aboriginal issues, with teacher guide.
Residential Schools Websites:
Project of heart is an inquiry-based project about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. http://www.trc.ca
This is the website of the truth and reconciliation commission of Canada. Under resources
tab, click on They Came for the Children for a teacher’s guide.
Residential Schools Videos:
We Were Children. 2012 National Film Board film on Canadian Residential Schools available for booking from the DRC.
Savage. http://lisajackson.ca/Savage6 minute film by Canadian Anishinaabe filmmaker Lisa Jackson.
District blog of professional learning opportunities, district and community initiatives and events.
District blog for teachers sharing out their lived classroom experiences teaching with an Aboriginal focus.
Richmond’s District Resource Centre (DRC). On Richnet, go to the DRC Media Manager Catalog and search “Aboriginal Content” or “Aboriginal Kits”.
UBC library for the First Nations House of Learning. Alumni can borrow for free with an Alumni Card.
TO PURCHASE RESOURCES:
A local company that sells authentic Indigenous resources, and provides lesson plans for some titles.