Words, Our Ways: Teaching First Nations, Metis and Inuit Learners
teacher resource produced by Alberta Education to support the
teaching and learning of Aboriginal students.
The Sacred Tree
Four Worlds International
Institute for Human and
Community Development’s Teacher resource/student use (Gr 9-12) –
to help understand the basis of First Nations’ World View.
Education is Our Buffalo: A
Teachers’ Resource for First Nations, Metis and
resource to support inclusive classroom practices that support, value
and honour the perspective of First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples
(available via the Alberta Teachers’ Association).
10-Aboriginal Perspectives, Aboriginal Studies 20-Peoples and
Cultural Change, Aboriginal Studies 30-Contemporary Issues
resources that look at culture, history, worldview, politics,
legislation and contemporary issues from a First Nations, Metis and
Inuit perspective. Can be used as a student resource in
junior/senior high (cross-curricular)
Turtle Island Voices (Pearson
Levelled readers that honour
Aboriginal ways of knowing, doing and being
Information to support
Aboriginal Peoples. Allows the viewer to learn about life from a
First Nations, Metis or Inuit perspective
Affairs & Northern Development Canada
Find annual reports on spending,
plans and performance for programs. Site contains a media room,
library and a complete repository of all reports and publications
available, as well as a selection of Aboriginal success stories from
communities across Canada.
For teachers and students to
learn more about Inuit culture and daily life
Together: First Nations, Metis & Inuit
A comprehensive site for
teachers to understand First Nations, Metis and Inuit ways of
knowing, doing and being; can be utilized to support the inclusion of
this perspective in teaching and learning for all students.
Indigenous Knowledge from
diverse First Nations perspectives in Canada
Practices in Aboriginal Education
Monthly information circulars
with lessons included. A resource to support the teaching and
learning of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to achieve
Learning Knowledge Centre
A collaborative national forum
that would support the development of effective solutions for the
challenges faced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners.
Artifact replicas can be
purchased to create kits for use within the classroom.
– Aboriginal Perspectives
Adapted from: Best Practices in
Teaching Aboriginal Children: From an Aboriginal and Non- Aboriginal
Perspective. By Theresa Wilson, (Master’s Thesis: Conversations
with First Nations Educators) 2001 UVic.
Strategies for Aboriginal Students: Opportunities to make learning
This site will help teachers to
use effective instructional strategies that will support the learning
needs and strengths of Aboriginal students and to gain a better
understanding of the unique worldviews of Aboriginal students.
Self-Esteem and Identity
Supporting Aboriginal Student
Success: Self-Esteem and Identity, A Living Teachings Approach.
Aboriginal Teaching and Values into the Classroom
A number of factors contribute
to the academic success of Aboriginal students. These include the
who have high expectations and truly care for Aboriginal students
environments that honour Aboriginal students’ culture, language,
world view and knowledge
practices that reflect Aboriginal learning styles (e.g.,
differentiated instruction and evaluation)
that have strong partnerships with the Aboriginal community
Student Achievement and Positive Learning Outcomes in Canadian
Schools: Promising Practices
This literature review presents
promising practices and recommendations in support of improved
achievement and positive learning outcomes for First Nations, Métis,
and Inuit students in Canadian schools.
Handbook for Educators of Aboriginal Students
A handbook that uses a holistic
approach to provide tools to address some aspects of education for
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