Aboriginal Resources

THIS MONTH’S NEW LINKS

Gord Downie to Release Album, Graphic Novel about Residential Schools article fromThe Globe and Mail, Sept. 9, 2016
Gord Downie’s The Secret Path official film trailer
Heritage Minute: Chanie Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools

8th Fire – CBC series about contemporary Aboriginal issues, with teacher guide.
BC Ministry of Education: Aboriginal Education
– The BC Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education portal has several important documents and links archived, including BC maps, and the cross-curricular document, Shared Learnings K-10
Indigenous and Northern Affairs – The Canadian government website for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development/Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has teacher resources.
Indigenous Foundations UBC – A UBC resource on topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
Salish Harvest – A BC resource for Aboriginal knowledge about local plants and their uses as food and medicines.
Teaching for Indigenous Education – A thorough UBC resource that focuses on Indigenous perspectives, curricular resources (e.g. links, texts, children’s literature), multimedia, and literature that links theory to practice.

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Byrne Creek’s 2015-2016 HEART of Reconciliation Project

Byrne Creek Library’s Aboriginal Resources

Aboriginal DVDs in the library
Fiction Aboriginal Titles in the library
Non-Fiction Aboriginal Titles in the library
Aboriginal Folklore and Legends in the library
More Aboriginal Education Resources from various educators and other sources

Aboriginal Education in Burnaby Schools 

SD41 Ab Ed Blog
Honouring First Nations Soldiers – a  tribute to the many Aboriginal men and women who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces over the years. The video highlights the different ways in which First Nations people contributed to the Great Wars.
Stronger Together Inquiry -examples of classroom teachers incorporating Aboriginal perspectives into their practice
Inquiry in Relation to Aboriginal Ed – an example from Byrne Creek’s English 10 & 11 classes
First Peoples Teacher Resource Guides -developed by the First Nations educators and the BC Ministry of Education.
Aboriginal Education Resources: Ministry of Education Ab Ed Resources
If These Walls Could Talk: the physical traces of residential schools – visual essay by Lana Šlezić, Lyn Daniels & Aubrey Jean Hanson

Printable Classroom Posters

First Peoples Principles of Learning
Words of Acknowledgement in English and Halkomelem
BSD41 Traditional Territory Acknowledgement poster
BSD41 Acknowledging Traditional Territory guidelines

Truth and Reconciliation – Residential Schools

Editorial from National Post by Wab Kinew
Gord Downie to Release Album, Graphic Novel about Residential Schools article fromThe Globe and Mail, Sept. 9, 2016
Gord Downie’s The Secret Path official film trailer
Heritage Minute: Chanie Wenjack, whose death sparked the first inquest into the treatment of Indigenous children in Canadian residential schools
Home Fire – Home Fire explores family violence and restorative justice from an Aboriginal perspective.Featuring commentary from Elders, community leaders, and members of the western justice system, Home Fire examines the colonization of Canada, historic trauma, the western justice system and grassroots healing programs in Aboriginal communities
Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides -developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association
Legacy of Hope – an exhibition about the Residential School System in Canada. Includes teacher resources, narratives from survivors, exhibits, what life was like, etc.
Letters to Canada – children and young people from across Canada prepared this video so that the Human Rights Tribunal could understand why this case is important to all children in Canada
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation – links to many educational resources as posted by the University of Manitoba
Project of Heart eBook a powerful resource, which teachers can use in our classrooms to address the history and impact of residential schools. The online version of this book.includes links to resources including videos, documents, articles, and activities
Reconciliation and Education | Starleigh Grass | TEDxWestVancouverED – lessons to remember before thinking about, talking about and teaching about residential schools and reconciliation
Savage – “A Residential School Musical” – a short video by Lisa Jackson. “Set in the 1940s or ’50s, it uses song and dance rather than spoken dialogue to describe a little girl’s dehumanizing journey into the residential-school system. It also depicts her grief-stricken mother, alone in her kitchen.”
Surviving the Survivor – “A piece I did for CBC’s The National… what else can I say? My dad not only survived but thrived and my son is my sole motivation for doing any good in this life.” by Wab Kinew
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada – the final report of the TRC

Other Resources

8th Fire – CBC series about contemporary Aboriginal issues, with teacher guide.
Aboriginal Healing Foundation
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 Helping Aboriginal People Heal Themselves
BC Ministry of Education: Aboriginal Education – The BC Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education portal has several important documents and links archived, including BC maps, and the cross-curricular document, Shared Learnings K-10
Cultural Journey Map – the Sea-to-Sky Highway route is rich in mystery with First Nations oral history, supernatural beings and place names. This map identifies the highlights of this cultural journey.
First People’s Principles of Learning – Martin Brokenleg introducing BC First Nations Principles of Learning and the application of these concepts to Canadian education
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada – an independent national organization serving Aboriginal children and families
Forests and Oceans for the Future -“integrating local ecological knowledge with nature resource management.” You can download 7 unit plans
Fragments – Lara Kramer – interpretive dance video
Hear Our Stories: Celebrating First Nations, Metis and Inuit Literature
Indigenous and Northern Affairs – The Canadian government website for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development/Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has teacher resources.
Indigenous Foundations UBC – A UBC resource on topics relating to the histories, politics, and cultures of the Aboriginal peoples of Canada.
A Journey Into Time Immemorial – SFU  Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology
“A Lost Heritage: Canada’s Residential Schools” – CBC documentary
Revision Quest – CBC Radio show by Darryll Dennis with the view to clear up misconceptions and stereotypes about Aboriginal people
Salish Harvest – A BC resource for Aboriginal knowledge about local plants and their uses as food and medicines.
Teaching for Indigenous Education – A thorough UBC resource that focuses on Indigenous perspectives, curricular resources (e.g. links, texts, children’s literature), multimedia, and literature that links theory to practice.
Wab Kinew videos