Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Sixties Scoop Survivors Take Canada to Court

Indigenous child removal 
​- an interview with Raven Sinclair​

The so-called 'Sixties Scoop' removed thousands of Aboriginal kids from a number of provinces over that decade and beyond. But, this week, it was an Ontario court that heard the latest phase of a class action suit seeking compensation for what survivors say Canada denied them: rightful access to "Aboriginal customs, traditions and practices." Our guest is Raven Sinclair, associate professor of social work at the University of Regina, and a Scoop survivor herself.


Raven's Children IV: Aboriginal Youth Health in BC

A comprehensive picture of the health of Aboriginal youth

​"​Raven's Children IV provides a comprehensive picture of the health of Aboriginal youth in BC using data from the 2013 BC AHS. The report was overseen by an advisory committee of experts in Aboriginal youth health, and reviewed by Elders, youth and other Aboriginal community members across the province."


Slahal - An aboriginal stick game

Bring a cultural game to your classroom

 (or Lahal) is a gambling game of the indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, also known as stickgame, bonegame, bloodless war game, handgame, or a name specific to each language. It is played throughout the western United States and Canada by indigenous peoples. Traditionally, the game uses the shin bones from the foreleg of a deer or other animal.
The name of the game is a 
Chinook Jargon word.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Fwd: First Peoples Resources (K-9) - FNESC

Authentic First Peoples content that supports all students

"The annotated listings provided in this guide identify currently available authentic First Peoples texts that students can work with to meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas."

"The guide is intended to help BC educators introduce resources that reflect First Peoples knowledge and perspectives into classrooms in respective ways. The inclusion of authentic First Peoples content into classrooms supports all students in developing an understanding of the significant place of First Peoples within the historical and contemporary fabric of this province and provides culturally relevant materials for Indigenous learners in British Columbia."