Summary: This powerful educational resource was designed to acknowledge, highlight, and share Métis residential school survivor experiences in collaboration with respected Métis Elder Angie Crerar, Author Jude D. Daniels, Canadian artist Lewis Lavoie, Métis community, Rupertsland Institute, and Werklund School of Education. Mural image inspired by Métis Artist Samantha Pratt.
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Source: Written by Sunshine Tenasco and illustrated by Chief Lady Bird
Summary: Video reading of a children’s book
Source: ONE National Film Board (NFB)
Focus: Secondary Students
Summary: Discover the NFB’s rich online collection of Indigenous-made films.
Source: Canadian Museum of History
Focus: Secondary students
Summary: Arts and technologies of the Haida are intertwined and deeply connected to the oral traditions and resources of Haida Gwaii. For millennia, Haida artists and makers have created works that are both useful and beautiful, sourcing materials locally and through trade with neighbouring nations. This package explores examples of Haida cultural expression and technologies, including bentwood boxes, weavings, and carvings in argillite and silver, in order to showcase the continued innovation of Haida artists and the standard of excellence to which Haida artists hold their work.
While the works that we see in this package are attributed to Haida artists, they share similarities in style and function with the arts and material cultures of Indigenous communities along the Northwest Coast. Trade and exchange remain key to the development and innovation of artistic traditions on the coast, as elsewhere.
Source: Indigenous Ideas for the 21st Century Classroom
Focus: Secondary students
Summary: The Three Sisters
Rooted in story, this twenty minute video takes us to the beginnings of agriculture and illuminates the connection of all living things. The accompanying book shows how a range of educators imagined using The Three Sisters in their classrooms. From Northern Manitoba, to downtown Winnipeg; from senior year’s mathematics, to an early years inquiry project; from a garden in the middle of a school to a garden in the middle of a parking lot, the responses were extraordinary.
Birch Bark Canoe
This resource package provides teachers with a video and accompanying curricular connections. It was designed to support Manitoba classrooms in honoring the contributions of First Nations and Métis peoples and to educate future generations about the art and science of the birch bark canoe.
Source: Open Journal of Science and Technology
Focus: Teachers and senior students
Summary: Reading comprehension is one of the language skills needed in processing the language, especially in comprehending information. Despite its importance, many of the students failed to perform comprehension skills well. Some of the reason was their lack of language proficiency and divergent approaches used by the teachers. Technology has been in favor of teachers and students in teaching practices such as multimedia learning because it has proven to help them in learning the language. Thus, this study aimed to find out indigenous students’ perception of multimedia learning as an approach to enhancing their reading comprehension skills. Besides, the alluring features of multimedia learning have ignited the need to explore its potential in helping indigenous students learn comprehension skills better. This study relied heavily on the questionnaire to obtain comprehensive data from the students’ perspective. The surveys employed four sections that covered attention, motivation, relevance, and satisfaction. The findings showed the students agreed that multimedia learning is an excellent tool in enhancing their reading comprehension skills. Despite that, the students disagree with the use of audio in multimedia learning.
Source: Native Land Digital
Focus: Secondary students and teachers
Summary: Native Land is an app to help map Indigenous territories, treaties, and languages.
Source: Queen’s University Library
Focus: Teachers and secondary students
Summary: A collection of Media and Multi-Media links.
Source: Turtle Lodge International Centre
Focus: Students, teachers, community
Summary: The Turtle Lodge International Centre for Indigenous Education and Wellness is a place for reconnecting to the Earth & sharing Indigenous ancestral knowledge, founded on the 7 Sacred Laws.
The Turtle Lodge offers Children, Youth, Adults and Elders the opportunity to come together in a sacred environment for: Traditional teachings, Ceremony, Healing, and the sharing of the perspectives of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island on how to have a good and peaceful life.
Source: Artists in Canada
Focus: Intermediate and senior art students
Summary: The heart of Canadian culture, Canadian aboriginal art is varied from the Haida of the west coast to the Inuit of the North. These Aboriginal artists work in traditional and contemporary art forms such as soapstone, woodcarving, mask making, weaving, leather work, and painting.