Indigenous Education

Josie Gauthier is the PRNTA Indigenous Education representative on our Executive Committee.

The following is a list of resources and links for Indigenous Education shared throughout the 2019-2020 school year at PRNTA meetings.

If you have any questions or would like to discuss any of the links or resources please contact Josie at josiecallahan@gmail.com

April
Lots of link to lessons plans and ideas for classroom use.
b) firstnationsfilms.com (AEA) These come at a cost ( maybe school could foot  
the bill as resources) 
BCTF has loads of useful approved resources and information for classroom use. 
d) http://www.fnesc.ca/learningfirstpeoples/ )First Nations Education Steering 
Committee. Resources and information
Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. Worth taking the time to listen to these lectures. 

May
Lots of link to lessons plans and ideas for classroom use.
b) firstnationsfilms.com (AEA) These come at a cost ( maybe school could foot  
the bill as resources) 
BCTF has loads of useful approved resources and information for classroom use. 
d) http://www.fnesc.ca/learningfirstpeoples/ )First Nations Education Steering 
Committee. Resources and information
Tanya Talaga (author of Seven Fallen Feathers) explores the legacy of cultural genocide against Indigenous peoples. Worth taking the time to listen to these lectures. 

September 
The focus in many of the meetings at the 2019 BCTF Summer Conference was to encourage teachers to decolonize and recognize that teaching methods we use are not always effective in infusing Indigenous content and reaching all students in our classroom. This link from UVIC is a good starting point to explore ideas of decolonizing. https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/youthsociety/assets/docs/briefs/decolonizing-e ducation-research-brief.pdf a) 
 This link has many resources for infusing Indigenous content and methods 
S-WILL-GUIDE-US.docx c)
 Link from Canadian Geographic, lots of good background information and 
out https://indigenouspeoplesatlasofcanada.ca/ d) Coming soon a PD course through Indigenous Atlas of Canada. e) The NFB has added a lot of Indigenous content videos and Indigenous 
filmmakers work. https://www.nfb.ca/playlists/gil-cardinal/aboriginal-voice-national-film-board The focus in many of the meetings at the 2019 BCTF Summer Conference was to encourage teachers to decolonize and recognize that teaching methods we use are not always effective in infusing Indigenous content and reaching all students in our classroom. This link from UVIC is a good starting point to explore ideas of decolonizing. https://www.uvic.ca/research/centres/youthsociety/assets/docs/briefs/decolonizing-e ducation-research-brief.pdf Free online course UBC 
This link has many resources for infusing Indigenous content and methods 
S-WILL-GUIDE-US.docx
 Link from Canadian Geographic, lots of good background information and 
resources. 
Coming soon a PD course through Indigenous Atlas of Canada. e) The NFB has added a lot of Indigenous content videos and Indigenous filmmakers work. https://www.nfb.ca/playlists/gil-cardinal/aboriginal-voice-national-film-board 

November 
those-who-served/indigenous-veterans
November 8th is Aboriginal Veterans Day in Canada
a. During the zone meetings in October lots of discussion on the increase of violence in the
classrooms and lateral violence within schools. A lengthy discussion brought common experiences of us
(teachers) not having an effective way to have harassment/ discrimination dealt with that occurs between
teacher and administration.
 This link has great information on how to begin to
indigenize the curriculum. https://ineducation.ca/ineducation/article/view/61/548 is a link to how teacher
education is changing to help indigenize teaching for the next generation of teachers.
is an exhibit traveling throughout Canada that gives a very realistic picture of what colonizing Canada looked like and how it still looks today. 

December 
A very informative article article 
BCTF workshop 
Project of Heart resource that has been developed and is freely available. https://bctf.ca/HiddenHistory This article is about testing, but if you read it with ABED in mind it helps 
explain ( in my opinion) some of the factors for the lower than average graduation rates in our aboriginal students. 
https://www.the74million.org/article/pondiscio-its-time-to-end-the- testing-culture-in-americas-schools-and-start-playing-the-long- game-to-produce-better-life-outcomes-for-at-risk-kids/ 

January 
a) The following link is from The First Nations Caring Society with ideas on ways to bring Reconciliation and awareness into the classroom and learning communities. https://fncaringsociety.com/shannens-dream-school-resources  Feb 24th  is 2020 Moose Hide Campaign Day in B.C. The Moose Hide 
Campaign is a grassroots movement of Indigenous and non-Indigenous men and boys who are standing up against violence towards women and children. Wearing this moose hide signifies your commitment to honour, respect, and protect the women and children in your life and to work together to end violence against women and children. This is the link to lessons for this day https://www.moosehidecampaign.ca/ 

March 
The Caring Society has 7 free Ways to Make a Difference (campaigns) for First Nations children and their families. Learn more about these 7 Ways and how you can participate 
There's no quick fix': Advice for teachers struggling to properly integrate Indigenous content into classes CBC Podcast 

April
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/indigenous-education-resources This site also offers online learning videos for teachers to become more comfortable with teaching Indigenous education. Continuing Our Learning Journey: Indigenous Education in B.C. is an optional professional development resource for teachers dedicated to Indigenous learning. These modules highlight the authentic Indigenous knowledge, perspectives and content in B.C.’s redesigned curriculum. 
• Module 1 Video 
• Module 2 Video 
• Module 3 Video 
• Conclusion 
Video

 If you are looking for an Indigenous perspective check out “Think Indigenous - Online Indigenous Education K-8 Facebook” 

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