Monthly Archives: February 2015

Rationale

As a teacher who is not First Nations, Métis  or Inuit, I consider myself an ally or as a Haudenosaunee colleague once called me a champion. (although I find the latter rather extreme).  I, like most raised in Canada grew up in a … Continue reading

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A few thoughts regarding best practices

“Indigenous knowledge is a growing field of inquiry, both nationally and internationally, particularly for those interested in educational innovation.” (Battiste, 3) For years, people have been studying how to increase student success among First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in our … Continue reading

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The Four (4) Rs

Over the summer I read a fascinating book called Creating Space:My life and work in indigenous education, by Verna J. Kirkness.  It was a fantastic account of Verna’s vast experience in the education system, from her experiences as a student … Continue reading

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TDSB Best Practices chart

A few years ago I was at a PD session run by the Toronto District School Board’s Aboriginal Education Centre which discussed the best practices for including Aboriginal people in the curriculum.  View the (adapted) chart here: tdsb best practices I … Continue reading

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Best Practices for Non-Aboriginal Teachers

Seeing that one of the driving forces behind my creating this resource was my own fear as a Non-Aboriginal educator teaching the knowledge and stories of the FNMI people I thought it was appropriate to provide those of you with the … Continue reading

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