If you are teaching about the east coast of what we now call Canada, you are most likely going to learn about the Mi'kmaq Nation with your students. I loved combing through these resources because they reminded me how distinct each Indigenous nation is from one another.Read More
A few weeks ago I featured Raven's Quest, the TVO series which does a beautiful job showcasing the lives of Indigenous young people across Canada in a fun way which is accessible to young students. But how can you capture the attention and interest of your older students?Read More
This week I read three picture books with themes of relationships with land and animals, connecting with family, and the feeling of being at and returning home.Read More
The following resources are great places to begin your research!
- Whose Land - a map of the territories across Turtle Island
- Historical texts from Olive Dickason, renowned Indigenous historian
- Map of Ontario treaties and reserves
- Four Directions Teachings - features teachings & lesson plans from the Mi'kmaq, Ojibway, Mohawk, Cree and Blackfoot peoples
- Coming soon: The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada
- Websites of local Nations, for instance this one from the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
- Websites of local Indigenous organizations, like this one from the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
This is part three in a series on land acknowledgement in schools. Previous posts in this series include: How Can I Make the Land Acknowledgement Meaningful?, and Deepening Our Relationship with the Land Acknowledgement.
In this post, I want to share a concept that Kai Butterfield, who is studying Peace and Conflict Studies at the University of Waterloo, introduced me to: land acknowledgement as an invitation to inquiry.Read More