- First Nations Education Steering Committee: Learning First Peoples Workshops Website
- Look for future dates for the following:
- English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resource Guide Workshop
- Science First Peoples (Gr. 5-9 and Secondary) Workshop
- BC First Nations Land, Title, and Governance Teacher Resource Guide Workshop
- Annual Indigenous Education Conference
- Look for future dates for the following:
- Indigenous Math K-12 Symposium: Postponed
Reconciling Ways of Knowing – Reconciling Ways of Knowing aims to facilitate a process of reconciliation across Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing. Reconciling Ways of Knowing is about reconciling ways of being and ways of knowing. It is about a Nation-to-Nation relationship between peoples: Indigenous Peoples (and their governments) and Canadians (and their governments).
- Dialogue 1: Why Reconciling Ways of Knowing?: The facilitators discuss the need for reconciliation between Indigenous and Western scientific ways of knowing and how reconciliation between these different life-ways is the essential precondition for addressing a series of growing stewardship challenges we are facing, including escalating climate change and biodiversity loss, and for setting ourselves on the right footing as we move forward through and after the impacts of COVID-19.
- Dialogue 2: Enacting Ethical Space in Knowledge Sharing: The conversation explored understandings of ethical space, ethical relationality, Indigenous ethics and Indigenous knowledges in sharing across knowledge systems.
- Dialogue 3: Braiding Ways of Knowing: Dr. Robin Wall Kimmerer and Dr. Nancy Turner explore how Indigenous and scientific ways of knowing could be braided together when discussing the role of traditional ecological knowledge in ecological restoration.
- Dialogue 4: Two-Eyed Seeing and Beyond: Etuaptmumk Two-Eyed Seeing is a guiding principle developed by Mi’kmaq Elder Albert Marshall that recognizes that better outcomes are more likely if we bring two or more perspectives into collaboration. Accordingly, Etuaptmumk can also be understood as a gift of multiple perspectives, an insight and framework that could help us do better in many areas of our shared lives, including our relationship with the earth.
Kikinoo’amaagoowin Webinar Series – Dr. Angela Nadozi and Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule (Anishinaabe) has organized a series of webinars to help teachers navigate and learn about Indigenous histories, current communities, and to transform how they incorporate Indigenous content into their curriculum. Each video includes a special guest to tackle important topics:
- What does Decolonization and Indigenization Look Like in the Classroom? – Dr. Shauneen Pete (Little Pine First Nation)
- Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Place-Based Learning in the STEM Classroom – Hayle Gallup (Dhakale)
- Junior Water Walkers: A ReconciliACTION Project – Joanne Robertson (Anishnawbek) and Peter Cameron
- Teaching Mathematics in Relationship with Indigenous Ways of Knowing – Nikki Lineham. A non-Indigenous teacher who addresses her learning journey with EthnoMathematics from Hawaii
- Introducing Indigenous Perspectives Through Art – Becky Greenhow. A non-Indigenous teacher who has been working with the local nations and the SD79 Indigenous Education program to develop culturally appropriate art materials. SD79 resides on the traditional lands of the Coast Salish people – specifically the Lake Cowichan, Penelakut, Halalt, Lyackson, Stz’uminus, Malahat, and Quw’utsun peoples
- Selecting Resources with Indigenous Content – Dr. John Doran (Mi’kmaq)
- Disrupting Stereotypes in the Classroom – Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule (Anishinaabe)
Robin Wall Kimmerer – The Intelligence of Plants: As a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, Robin Wall Kimmerer joins science’s ability to “polish the art of seeing” with her personal, civilizational lineage of listening to plant life and heeding the languages of the natural world. She’s an expert in moss — a bryologist — who describes mosses as the “coral reefs of the forest.” And she says that as our knowledge about plant life unfolds, human vocabulary and imaginations must adapt.
Secret Life of Canada – Co-hosts Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen bring their storytelling skills to aspects of Canadian history that definitely weren’t covered in my classroom textbooks growing up. They present a wealth of research in an engaging manner — using music evoking the time period they’re in and dramatic readings of historical letters.
Unreserved – CBC Journalist Rosanna Deerchild journeys to Indigenous communities across Turtle Island, to get into the deeper stories, from cultural tours of Black and Indigenous comminuties on the East Coast, to attending the Indigenous Comic Con in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Accessing Deep Indigenous Knowing Amidst Covid-19
All videos have been recorded and posted online
- The purpose of this webinar speaker series is to facilitate online space to hear Indigenous speakers as a way to access the tools and mātauranga (Māori knowledge and ways of knowing) to strengthen our response and methods for connection during this particular time of uncertainty with emergence of the COVID-19 virus. Not a local resource, but it does discuss overlapping themes and questions*
- Link to videos: https://indigenousknowledgenetwork.net/webinar-2020/
MOOC: UBC Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
Course has been extended.
- This course will help educators envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be respectfully incorporated into our classroom and how to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples. Length: 6 weeks.
- Registration: https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-education
Culturally Responsive Math for Primary/Junior Educators
- This nine-part series hosted by Dr. Ruth Beatty, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education at Lakehead University and Danielle Blair will bring together Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators to explore the mathematics inherent in First Nation and Métis cultural practices. Each session discusses a different element of culturally responsive practices and provides a hands-on activity that can be used within the classroom.
- Registration: https://www.bigmarker.com/series/culturally-responsive-math-f/series_details#.XqsseWaujqY.twitter
First Peoples Principles of Learning
- This site is created to help educators in British Columbia understand how they might incorporate the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL) into their classrooms and schools. Some educators will see that the Principles reflect what they already believe, and are doing in their schools and classrooms. Other educators will see concepts embedded in the principles that challenge some of the post-industrial Euro-centric beliefs about education. Either way, this site is not intended to be a comprehensive exploration of First Peoples (or Aboriginal) education. It is instead, a beginning (or continuation) of a conversation
The Indigenous Mathematics K-12 Network
- The Indigenous Mathematics Network: This website connects teachers, administrators and academics as they explore ways of improving mathematics education for Indigenous learners. There is a comprehensive overview of culturally responsive practices as well as a forum in which teachers can share lesson plans and resources that they have used to incorporate Indigenous content into their mathematics classroom.