Aboriginal Education

Interested in weaving Aboriginal Ways of Knowing into your learning environment?  Find useful information, resources, & possible learning opportunities embedded within the Aboriginal Education section of SD62 Virtual Learning Commons.

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ABORIGINAL EDUCATION
An introduction and explanation, HERE 

Aboriginal ways of knowing, principles of learning, content, and world views are intrinsic features of a meaningful, relevant, and socially aware education for all students. They engender the core competencies that BC’s new curriculum focuses on in order for students “to engage in deep learning and life-long learning” (Ministry of Education, curriculum.gov.bc.ca/competencies).

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TRADITIONAL TERRITORY ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS – SD62

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Territory Acknowledgements honour and show respect to the nations who have lived, worked, and played here from time immemorial.

Depending on your location, one of four Traditional Territory Acknowledgements should be used.  The Territory Acknowledgement wording was gifted from the nations SD62 works with, and can be accessed through the Aboriginal Education Support Worker or Aboriginal Education Teacher at your school.

*Posters of the Territory Acknowledgment, Map, and Douglas Treaty are posted in all Westshore schools.

Territory Acknowledgement Information Sheet

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Na’tsa’maht – ABORIGINAL ENHANCEMENT AGREEMENT

2016 – 2021

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Na’tsa’maht, our Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement outlines the 5 year commitment between SD62, local Aboriginal communities/partner groups, and the Ministry of Education to work together to support all student.

The agreement includes the two goals & suggests strategies and resources for implementation.

2016-2021 Na’tsa’maht Enhancement Agreement

Implementation Plan 2017

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FIRST PEOPLES PRINCIPLES OF LEARNING

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The nine principles are guiding pedagogies that honour the Aboriginal ways of knowing and support holistic, connected, and meaningful education for all students.

firstpeoplesprinciplesoflearning.wordpress.com/

 

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 ROLE MODEL PROGRAM – SD62
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In SD62, we are fortunate to be able to invite Aboriginal knowledge keepers into our learning environment to support the integration of First Peoples perspectives, worldviews and content.

Please see your school’s Role Model Binder for details!

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COAST SALISH 13 MOONS

Possible Ways to use the Coast Salish 13 Moons in your school.

The print resource can be found in your school’s library.

The online Race Rocks version includes suggested discussion & connection questions for the moons, with some modification of the book content.

www.racerocks.com/racerock/jason/firstnations/acknowledgement.html

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ABORIGINAL WORLDVIEWS & PERSPECTIVES IN THE CLASSROOM 

(BC Ministry of Education)
This guide outlines and expresses a wealth of ideas and constructs for leadership, Indigenous pedagogical practices, Aboriginal perspectives and content, and a vision for decolonizing mindsets.

Click image to access guide (pdf).

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Beyond Words: Creating Racism-Free Schools for Aboriginal Learners

BCTF Aboriginal Education publication

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National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

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First Nations Historical Timeline

Provides a chronological, historical record of the First Nations people in British Columbia

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ALLY BILL OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

Dr. Lynn Gehl, Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe

www.lynngehl.com/uploads/5/0/0/4/5004954/ally_bill_of_responsibilities_poster.pdf

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FIRST PEOPLES’ CULTURAL COUNCIL Website

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The First Peoples’ Cultural Council is a First Nations-run Crown Corporation with a mandate to support the revitalization of Aboriginal language, arts and culture in British Columbia. We provide funding and resources to

communities, monitor the status of First Nations languages and develop
policy recommendations for First Nations leadership and government.

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SUGGESTED K-5 Suggested Aboriginal Education Resources

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