This is an engaging site for students and educators to learn about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy. In these videos and audio recordings (available in English and French), Elders share the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation.
Media Smarts focuses on many issues that are specific or unique to Aboriginal people in Canada, including the underreporting of crimes against Aboriginal people by news media and the unique challenges faced by Aboriginal people seeking to produce content for their own communities.
This site from the National Centre for Collaboration on Indigenous Education (NCCIE) provides playlists on Elder Knowledge, Indigenous Governance, Land-based Learning, Cultural Knowledge, and Reclaiming Languages.
The Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) concerns government policy with respect to the original historical nations of this country. Those nations are important to Canada, and how Canada relates to them defines in large measure its sense of justice and its image in its own eyes and before the world.
The RCTL is developing strong Foundational Knowledge Resources, engaging Lesson Plans, meaningful Professional Development opportunities and authentic Classroom Learning Tools that speak accurately and meaningfully to topics in Métis education.
Etuaptmumk - Two-Eyed Seeing is explained by saying it refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all.
This video explores the complex issue of self-identification for Aboriginal people. From a Metis farm in rural Alberta to the offices of Canada’s leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity examines the factors that shape who we are.
This resource supports educators and learners in using a critical-inquiry approach to develop deep understandings of some of the complex, challenging, and painful events that have affected the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Land acknowledgements should be part of a thoughtful, intentional process that moves beyond performative gestures of reconciliation. They are entry points in the journey of truth and reconciliation, and they are meaningful if partnered with ongoing education and action. This page will provide teachers with resources for using a land acknowledgement.