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Aboriginal Studies Teacher Guide: General Resources

CULTURAL CENTRES & CONTACTS

Musqueam Cultural Centre - Educational Tours
Musqueam Cultural Centre offers four different educational tours: Historical, Ecological, Community and Cultural Tours.

Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre - School Groups
Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre offers guided tours of the museum and exhibits, cultural presentations & hands on group activities.

Museum of Anthropology at UBC - Secondary School Programs
MOA offers educational programs which focus on the cultural diversity of BC's First Nations groups. This site provides information on programs and teaching kits.

AUDIO-VISUAL

I'm Not the Indian You Had in Mind,  Written by Thomas King / Produced by Laura Milliken 
A video that looks at media stereotypes, and how First Nations people today are challenging those perspectives.

Wab Kinew
Wab Kinew is a writer, journalist and Anishinaabemowin Advocate. Watch his memorable speeches and interviews.

Cease Wyss
T'Uy'Tanat-Cease Wyss is Skwxw'u7mesh ethnobotanist, media artist, educator, and food security activist. She fights for the rights of Aboriginal people to hunt, gather, and fish in their traditional territories.

BOOKS NON-FICTION

WEBSITES

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
The Learning Circle, Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada, Ages 12-14

A variety of classroom activities to enhance lessons about First Nations in Canada

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada:
The Learning Circle, Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada, Ages 14-16

A variety of classroom activities to enhance lessons about First Nations in Canada


Aboriginal Literatures in Canada: a Teacher's Resource Guide

An Aboriginal Literature Teacher's Guide from the Ontario Institute of Education (OISE)

Assembly of First Nations

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is a national advocacy organization representing First Nation citizens in Canada.

Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. (2015). Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools

A list of Canadian Aboriginal Books appropriate for students


British Columbia Ministry of Education: Aboriginal Education Resources

This site provides links to various documents and resources including: The First Peoples Principles of Learning; Aboriginal World Views and Perspectives; Learning Resources; and Aboriginal Education Curriculum

British Columbia Teachers Federation Aboriginal Education
This BCTF site provides links to various resources including: Aboriginal Education douments; First Nations Timeline; Project of Heart eBook (about Residential Schools); and Teacher Resources.

First Nations Education Steering Group: Learning Resources
Learning resources include: Indian Residential Schools & Reconciliation; English First Peoples; and Math First People

First Nations Pedagogy Online
Educators from Nicola Valley Institute of Technology and Kwantlen Polytechnic University created a site to support online learning initiatives for aboriginal students, elders, educators, curriculum developers, and educational leaders.

A wide array of information on many different topics including: Aboriginal Arts, Culture and Heritage; Acts, Agreements, Treaties and Land Claims; Environment and Natural Resources; Land and Economic Developments
 
A report by the Truth and Reconciliation Committee on the residential school system and its consequences.
 
This site provides information related to the historic Indian Residential School experience and the current Truth & Reconciliation initiatives
 
A historical fact sheet on the contributions of Aboriginal Canadians during WWII