background preloader

First Nations Metis Inuit Education

Facebook Twitter

SharedValueCA sur Twitter : "Improving drinking water for Ontario #FirstNations - a new Ontario gov't priority: Premier Wynne’s Priorities for Ontario: Water & Environment. Attawapiskat Lake, Neskantaga First Nation, Northwestern Ontario - water everywhere, but not safe to drink from the tap - community has been on a boil water advisory for 20 years On September 25th, 2014, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne released 30 mandate letters she has written her ministers – these letters provide priorities and action items that Premier Wynne expects each minister to work on during their tenure. We took some time to review the mandate letters in relation to some of the key interest areas of our clients (see our summary assessment post) – businesses, Aboriginal communities, municipalities with interests in (click on the links for summaries from the mandate letters for each topic): In this post we focus on Water and the Environment - our B Corporation has a core water & environment focus.

We are pleased to see the importance Premier Wynne places on our core interests, especially her focus on First Nations approaches to water management. Strengthening pollinator health. Give First Nations responsibility for their education, report says - Thunder Bay. A community driven education model with local decision-making powers is being hailed as the way forward for First Nations education, according to a report released today.

The authors of the most recent Northern Policy Institute report, say a Community Schools model will improve the education and life chances of First Nation children and youth. "Increased capital funding, as was proposed in Bill C-33 [First Nations Education Act], may have brought modest short-term gains to on-reserve schooling, but replacing one bureaucracy with another rarely improves the state of education or quality of learning," said author Paul W. Bennett. Paul Bennett is one of the authors of a recent Northern Policy Institute report on First Nations education. (Supplied) "A community school-based approach that shifts control of decision-making to local First Nations, stands a far better chance of making a difference and improving the achievement of all First Nations children and youth.”

First Nations, Metis, Inuit on Pinterest. FNMI Education. Resources for Teachers: Aboriginal Canada Portal. First Nations, Métis and Inuit Online: Aboriginal Canada Portal. Language, Heritage and Culture: Aboriginal Canada Portal. Canadian Heritage - Home. Starting the year right - The First Year. Kids' Stop. Kids' Stop Kids' Stop is a fun zone for kids loaded with information about Aboriginal history, culture and languages, games and stories, and classroom resources for teachers. Games | People and History | Multimedia | Classroom Resources Frequently Asked Questions | Links Contact Us Fax: (819) 953-3017 Mailing address: Publications and Public Enquiries 10 Wellington Street, Room 1415 Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H4 Date modified: loading. Aboriginal Education Strategy. Aboriginal Education Strategy (Expectations) Turtle Island Storyteller Vivian Harrison.

Learning & Activity Guide (National Aboriginal Day June 21) Shki Mawtch Taw-win En-mook curriculum project - Kenjgemin Teg Educational Institute, M'Chigeeng, Ontario. Welcome to The CRADLEBOARD Teaching Project. Four Directions - Aboriginal Online Teachings and Resource Centre - © 2006 All Rights Reserved 4D Interactive Inc. Welcome to : Aboriginal Youth Identity Series. Spirituality and Creation The Cree, Dene, Beaver and Blackfoot peoples of Treaty areas 6, 7, and 8 share many values and traditions. However, each has a unique view of creation and spirituality. Aboriginal values and beliefs are resilient, and spirituality is central to the continuing growth and survival of Aboriginal communities. The sacred underpins all aspects of life. By exploring different creation stories and beliefs, students develop an appreciation for the Aboriginal worldview and learn that Aboriginal Peoples are not homogeneous. Idle No More - Announcements.

Unsettling America | Decolonization in Theory & Practice. Petun. Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society. Being and becoming Indigenous: Resurgence against contemporary colonialism | Taiaiake. The 2013 Narrm Oration, “Being and becoming Indigenous: Resurgence against contemporary colonialism”, was delivered by Professor Taiaiake Alfred on 28 November. Professor Alfred is the founding Director of the Indigenous Governance Program at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada.

He specialises in traditions of governance, decolonisation strategies, and land based cultural restoration. The Narrm Oration has been hosted annually by Murrup Barak, Melbourne Institute for Indigenous Development at The University of Melbourne with the support of Rio Tinto Australia since 2009. “There is a danger in allowing colonization to be the only story of Indigenous lives.

Like this: Like Loading... Anishinabemowin Moon Translations | Fanshawe College. Four Directions - Aboriginal Online Teachings and Resource Centre - © 2006 - 2012 All Rights Reserved 4D Interactive Inc., a subsidiary of Invert Media Inc. Transcripts for Four Directions Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by honoring the process of listening with intent as each elder or traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation. In honor of the timelessness of Indigenous oral traditions, audio narration is provided throughout the site, complimented by beautifully animated visuals. In addition, the site provides free curriculum packages for grades 1 to 12 to further explore the vast richness of knowledge and cultural philosophy that is introduced within each teaching. The curriculum is provided in downloadable PDF and can also be read online through the Teacher’s Resources link.

The elders and traditional teachers who have shared a teaching on this site were approached through a National Advisory Committee of Indigenous people concerned with the protection and promotion of Indigenous knowledge. Blackfoot - Dr. National News | News that not only informs, but inspires. Antler River Associates. The traditional territories of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation included a river which flows for over 273 kilometres. This river was the lifeline of a People who depended on it for transportation, food, and spiritual sustenance.

The Chippewa called the river Deshkan Ziibiing or Antler River. The antlers refer to the antlers or the horns on the water serpent that lived in the river. The French called the river La Tranche and in1792 the British named it the Thames River. Antler River Associates takes it name from Antler River, the river which continues to flows through the traditional, unceded territory of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation. The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation The history of the Chippewas of the Thames is fascinating and provides an interesting perspective to a history that is shared with the country of Canada. The Chippewa people are also known as Anishinaabe peoples. Today, the community continues to thrive and develop. Treaty Texts - Upper Canada Land Surrenders. Treaty Listings: Michilimackinac Island, No. 1 By these Presents We the following Chiefs Kitchi Negou or Grand Sable, Pouanas, Kousse and Magousseihigan in behalf of ourselves and all others of our Nation the Chipwas, who have or can lay claim to the hereinmentioned Island, as being their Representatives and Chiefs, by and with mutual consent do surrender and yield up into the hands of Lieutenant Governor Sinclair, for the behalf and use of His Majesty George the Third, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c., &c., His heirs, executors, administrators for ever, the Island of Michilimakinak or as it is called by the Canadians La Grosse Isle (situate in that Strait which joins the Lakes Huron and Michigan,) and we do hereby make for ourselves and posterity a renunciation of all claims in future to said Island.

Robert Sinclair, Lt. -Governor and Commandant, John Mompessor, Capt. Commanding a Detacht. of the King's Regiment, R. Matt. (totem) Okah, [L.S.] (Signed) National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO) | Advancing the Well-being of First Nations, Inuit & Métis. First Peoples: Blog » Blog Archive » Five Indigenous Issues Blogs to Bookmark and Follow. March 7th, 2012 - Posted by Natasha Varner Our past round-ups of Native blogs and podcasts, Five Native Bloggers and Podcasters to Bookmark and Follow and Five Indigenous Blogs to Follow Now, featured some of our favorite sources on the Indigenous Americas and beyond.

Here are five more blogs that make invaluable contributions to discussions of Indigenous issues and scholarship that we hope you add to your regular reading lists. âpihtawikosisân Blogger Chelsea Vowel writes insightful posts on a range of topics from cultural appropriations and representations of Indigenous peoples in popular culture to analysis of current events and systemic issues of racism and violence. Black Coffee Poet This literary blog emphasizes social justice, poets of color, queer poets, and other marginalized voices. Unsettling America Newspaper Rock Author Rob Schmidt keeps this blog fresh through a combination of original pieces, guest posts, and excerpts from blog posts published elsewhere on the web. First Nation Communities in Ontario |

Traditional Knowledge. What is traditional knowledge? There is no unanimous international definition on what traditional knowledge (TK) is, even though it has become an established, widely used phrase. In general, it is a term covering a living body of knowledge, know-how, skills and practices that have been developed and passed on from generation to generation in a community, often forming part of its cultural or spiritual identity. One example of a definition of traditional knowledge, defined by the Gwich’in Tribal Council as: “Gwich’in Traditional Knowledge is that body of knowledge, values, beliefs and practices passed from one generation to another by oral means or through learned experience, from one generation to another by oral means or through learned experience, observation and spiritual teachings, and pertains to the identity, culture and heritage of the Gwich’in.

This body of knowledge reflects many millennia of living on the land. Critique of traditional knowledge Protecting traditional knowledge lf. 8ways - home.