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Library of Congress Native American Libguide. Alberta teachers given tools to advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and perspectives in the classroom. The following organizations will collaborate to develop professional development for teachers so that all students learn about the culture, history perspectives and contributions of First Nations, Métis and Inuit people: Alberta Education The Alberta Teachers’ Association The Alberta Association of Deans of Education The Alberta School Boards Association The Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia The College of Alberta School Superintendents The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation Today, representatives from these organizations signed a Joint Commitment to Action that will ensure that all K-12 teachers receive additional training related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and culture within the next two to three years.

Alberta teachers given tools to advance First Nations, Métis and Inuit history and perspectives in the classroom

Last week, the Government of Alberta announced plans to develop new curriculum across six subject areas, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit content. “All Albertans have a role to play in reconciliation. First Nations Literature for Children. Welcome to First Nations Literature for Children, a site dedicated to creating a fictional application for funding for a fictional school, from the equally fictional Joanne de Groot Foundation.

First Nations Literature for Children

Contained in this site is a comprehensive list of quality First Nations, Inuit and Métis resources for Canadian Teacher-Librarians and classroom teachers, along with the criteria for selecting these materials. A rationale for funding such a collection and a description of a fictional school setting are also included. It is our hope that despite the fictional nature of this proposal, all visitors to this site will find worthwhile information that they may use to further their practice. Keep in mind that while the Whispering Valley Community School, the proposal for funds and the Joanne de Groot Foundation are all fictional, the resources, arguments and statistics are factual and representative of real situations in Canadian education. Walking Together: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum.

U of Lethbridge Library, FNMI Curriculum Guide. U of Alberta Libraries, Residential Schools Guide. Home - Aboriginal Teacher Education Program - Subject Guides at University of Alberta Libraries. U of Alberta Libraries, First Nations, Metis and Inuit Contexts in Education. National Aboriginal Month Resources, Alberta Education.

These resources can help teachers, students and families learn more about National Aboriginal History Month and honour and celebrate the important contributions that First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples have made and continue to make in shaping our province, country and world.

National Aboriginal Month Resources, Alberta Education

Online Resources Alberta Education’s Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum is an online tool designed to inform educators about the beliefs, experiences and worldviews of First Nations, Métis and Inuit in our province and includes a resource, “Healing Historical Trauma,” which provides historically accurate, first-hand accounts of residential school survivors. LearnAlberta (français) offers many resources linked to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, including residential schools and treaties. Education for Reconciliation - First Nations, Métis & Inuit Curriculum - Overview. First Nations, Metis and Inuit perspectives and experiences must inform current and future Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum.

Education for Reconciliation - First Nations, Métis & Inuit Curriculum - Overview

In Alberta, it is mandatory that current and future Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum includes student learning outcomes specific to First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences, as well as content on the significance of residential schools and treaties. Alberta’s Commitment Alberta’s commitment to mandatory First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and experiences in curriculum was reaffirmed on March 27, 2014, at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) event in Edmonton. First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education - Supporting Student Success - Overview.

Alberta Education is committed to improving education outcomes and creating opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education - Supporting Student Success - Overview

Our goal is to ensure all students have equitable opportunities for success. Targeted supports and close collaboration are required to realize the vision that all First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta achieve or exceed the educational outcomes set for Alberta students. We work with partners to: