"The Completing the Circle: Teaching Our First Teachers program is a flexible course designed for Aboriginal adults who want to help their children's literacy development and who are interested in talking about their parenting strategies. The program consists of eight sessions which include detailed Facilitator's Notes and a full set of handouts that can be copied and used with the participants."
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
As well, here are some articles with background
See also: (Especially Chapter 7. Transformer Stories, Flood Stories, Travel, and Viewscapes: )
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
This year's camp is taking place at SFU Burnaby Campus between July 3rd - 27th, 2018. The camp is organized and supported by the SFU Office for Aboriginal Peoples, the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the SFU Indigenous Student Centre, and the SFU Department of Mathematics.
(read testimonials here: http://www.sfu.ca/mathcatcher/math-camp/2018_camp/testimonials.html )
FYI Bannock – lots of tasty info!
"Bannock and fry bread are often seen as quintessential Indigenous foods on Turtle Island - they find their way onto "Indigenous" menus all around the country at food trucks, at pow wows, and even fine dining restaurants. … So how did bannock/fry bread become so ubiquitous among Indigenous cultures here?"
Friday, March 2, 2018
At SurreyCares, we believe that greater awareness is the first step toward improving connections and relationships in our community. These links are the foundation of every cohesive, inclusive community, small or large. This report aims to help residents of Surrey better understand the lived experience of our Aboriginal neighbours. It opens the door to more dialogue and learning. And it provides local planners, service providers, policy-makers, funders, fund holders, and philanthropists with information and insights. We trust this knowledge will translate into policies, programs, and grants addressing the needs expressed by First Peoples.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
"Taking Your Seat at the Fire" continues the conversation around culturally responsive resources. Leona Prince, Professional Learning Team Member, shares with us ways in which we embed Aboriginal perspectives into all parts of the curriculum in a meaningful and authentic manner.View the video on the ERAC site fora quick tour of ERAC resources that can be used to support Aboriginal perspectives.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
"Explore the Métis culture and how this distinct nation joins European and Indigenous traditions to create a unique set of values, language, music, dance and art. Students will handle artifacts, recreate a buffalo hunt, and dance a Métis jig. To register, call 604-592-6956 and press "0" or read the full registration details. If you would like more information on programs, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.=
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
"The #Next150 challenge is all about setting a different tone in 2018 than what we've seen in the first 150 years of our country. Throughout 2018, we will be releasing new challenges for you to take part in that we hope will push your thinking and your understanding of Indigenous issues forward. Whether you're Indigenous or non-Indigenous, educated on the subject or new on this journey, we welcome you to the #Next150 challenge and we believe you will gain something through participating. Our challenges will be issued by respected community leaders and activists in Canada. We hope that you find value in taking on each challenge and if you do, we ask that you share your learning with your friends and your network."
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
="An Ojibway manfrom the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, DHT has a way with the written word. He is an award-winning playwright, a journalist/columnist, short-story writer, novelist, TV scriptwriter, and documentary writer. Most recently, Douglas & McIntyre published a collection of his Native themed science fiction short stories, titled"Take us to your Chief and other stories".
"All that we are is story. From the moment we are born to the time we continue on our spirit journey, we are involved in the creation of the story of our time here. It is what we arrive with. It is all we leave behind. We are not the things we accumulate. We are not the things we deem important. We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we're here; you, me, us, together. When we can do that and we take the time to share those stories with each other, we get bigger inside, we see each other, we recognize our kinship – we change the world, one story at a time…"
=― Richard Wagamese