Wednesday, September 28, 2016

N'we Jinan Artists - "IMPORTANT TO US"

​Students from ​
 Trudeau Elementary
​ sing​

​This video was created by ​N'we Jinan, a nonprofit organization that brings a mobile recording studio into schools and community centres across North America. (The program is aimed to create an environment where youth can express themselves musically and creatively under the guidance of a professional music producer.)

Hello hello 
s anybody listening?
Bonjour bonjour 
o everybody living here
Wachiya wachiya 
ur home is filled with col
ur and love
Kwe-Kwe, Kwe-Kwe 
..these are things important to us


Words to Live by

"All my relations" 
Richard Wagamese reflects on the meaning of this phrase:

Monday, September 26, 2016

Lesson Plans and Resources for Orange Shirt Day – The Manitoba Teachers' Society

Lesson ideas by grade band

​A good selection of activities by grade band to introduce (or support) Orange Shirt Day in your school. 


Monday, September 19, 2016

Florent Vollant • Tout est lié

Florent Vollant : le langage du cœur

U​ne belle chanson (en français) qui nous rappelle qu'il y a des connexions partout, et nous sommes vraiment liés les uns aux autres.

Le refrain est facile à chanter, et exprime une vérité autochtone qui est importante pour tous. (​Paroles/lyrics​)​

​Entrevue avec Florent


Friday, September 2, 2016

Orange Shirt Day Resources

​Raising Awareness of Our Shared History​

September 30 has been designated as the day we remember all of those children and families who were affected by this dark chapter in Canada's history. We can begin by acknowledging the harms of the past and embark upon a new relationship between Canada and Aboriginal people that embodies mutual care and respect.
​...] I
t is important for us all to learn and understand our shared history so we can become healthier by respecting each other and eliminating racism and discrimination.

​See also:


Thursday, September 1, 2016

Aboriginal Resource Centre

Explore our Resource Centre - either virtually ( or in person (call one of our helping teachers to arrange a visit.)

View district online resources here: