Friday, June 15, 2018

Truth and Reconciliation, K-12

So what is at the core of Truth and Reconciliation in K to 12? What does it actually look like in the day-to-day classroom activities of our children, youth and young adults? This article offers a glimpse of the possibilities for relationship building, curriculum connections and personal growth.


Monday, June 4, 2018

Beyond Bilingualism

​ thoughtful article on Indigenous languages.

The Indigenous-languages act has to provide hope—but not false hope. If you thought bilingualism was tricky, welcome to our globalized, Indigenous future.


Friday, June 1, 2018

Principles that Guide BC’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

 relationship with Indigenous peoples

The Province wants to renew its relationship with Indigenous peoples in B.C., and affirms its desire to achieve a government-to-government relationship based on respect, recognition and exercise of Aboriginal title and rights and to the reconciliation of Aboriginal and Crown titles and jurisdictions. We agree to work with Indigenous peoples to jointly design, construct and implement principled, pragmatic and organized approaches informed by the Supreme Court of Canada Tsilhqot'in decision and other established law, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Calls to Action.


Mapping Indigenous languages in Canada

The languages of the land beneath your feet.

See where 60 languages belonging to 12 language families are being used right now.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

5 cultural competency video modules for ECE

Videos and Teacher's Guide

A series of five cultural competency video modules for Early Childhood Educators was created in a partnership between the Musqueam Nation, BC Aboriginal Child Care Society, City of Vancouver, Collingwood Neighbourhood House, and other community partners.


Friday, April 27, 2018

Submission call for Indigenous writers and artists

​Let your voice be heard!​ 

​Rebel Mountain Press has put out
 a submission call for Indigenous writers and artists for
book- In Our Own Aboriginal Voice 2. This is open to Aboriginal- status, non-status, Inuit, Métis writers in Canada aged 15 to adult. The not-for-profit book, to be released Nov 2018, is a vehicle to feature writers who might not otherwise be heard. 
Deadline for submission of short stories, poetry, memoirs and artwork is June 30, 2018.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Completing the Circle - (ONLC - Ontario Native Literacy Coalition)

​he Medicine Wheel as an organizing principle

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.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Coast Salish Transformation Stories

​Geographical features and their connection to Transformer stories.

​To find out more about the role of Transformers, take a look at the
 Sto:lo-Coast Salish Historical Atlas
​: there are ​
 a couple of pages that
​explain more
 about transformation sites. (p6, p8)

As well, here are some articles with background
​ info​


See also: (Especially Chapter 7. Transformer Stories, Flood Stories, Travel, and Viewscapes: )


Tuesday, April 3, 2018

SFU Academic Summer Day Camp for Aboriginal Students 2018

 a solid foundation in Math, Science
 English in preparation for success in post

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: )


Bannock: A brief history

"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?"

​For more: ​
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