Resources for this Issue
Early Childhood Development
Source: Ontario Human Rights Commission
Summary: When child welfare authorities remove children from their caregivers because of concerns about abuse or neglect, it can be traumatic and tragic for everyone involved – children, their families and even their communities. Being admitted into care comes with far-reaching consequences that can have a negative impact on children’s future ability to thrive. It is an unfortunate reality that some children need to be placed in care to keep them safe. But too often, for First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black, and other racialized families, being involved with the child welfare system and having a child removed is fraught with concerns that the system is not meeting their or their children’s needs, is harmful, and may be discriminatory.
Exemplary Classroom Practice: Elementary
Source: ISUMA TV
Focus: Grades 4 - 8
Summary: LESSON PLANS BASED ON FILMS - Grades 4-8
Teach elementary students about the Inuit, the native people of the Canadian Arctic, and Nunavut, the newest territory in Canada established in 1999. Download the Lesson Plans available in PDF format. The accompanying educational documentaries can be watched in Full Screen on your computer or projected in the classroom.
Exemplary Classroom Practice: Secondary
Source: ISUMA TV
Focus: Secondary students
Summary: LESSON PLANS BASED ON FILMS - Grades 9-12
Teach secondary students about the Inuit, the native people of the Canadian Arctic, and Nunavut, the newest territory in Canada established in 1999. Download the Lesson Plans available in PDF format. The accompanying educational documentaries can be watched in Full Screen on your computer or projected in the classroom.
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Source: Education - Canadian Geographic
Focus: General public
Summary: Indigenous Cultural Heritage
Indigenous Peoples in Canada have a rich cultural heritage that goes back to time immemorial. Travel across Canada to learn a bit about the traditions and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis.
Source: School District 60 Peace River North, BC
Summary: ABORIGINAL RESOURCES
On this page, will be posted some great resources to learn about First People’s Principles of Learning.
Source: Judy Iseke and Sylvia Moore
Summary: Indigenous digital storytelling and research are as much about the process of community relationships as they are about the development of digital products and research outcomes. As Indigenous researchers, digital storytelling, producers, and academics, we research, share stories, write research results, and edit digital storytelling. We work in different communities with research collaborators who are Indigenous community members, including Elders and youth.
We have strategized in creating digital storytelling within Indigenous communities to create productions beneficial to those communities. In this article, we examine four community-based digital storytelling projects. Through these products, we consider the importance of indigenous storytelling and explore some of the strategies for creating, as well as designing, Indigenous digital stories.
Source: First Peoples’ Cultural Council
Summary: This report reveals that while the number of language learners continues to increase, there are still serious threats to language vitality with an ongoing loss of aging fluent speakers and challenges accessing language resources. While B.C. language revitalization efforts continue to face many challenges, there has also been positive progress with the development of federal language legislation, increased investment from the B.C. government, a growing interest in language revitalization, and an increasing number of people — especially young people — who are learning and speaking their languages.