"The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It's Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. The resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action." website
Full Circle: First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Ways of Knowing. 2012. OSSTF. Sixty lessons that cover four broad themes: Land, Health, Residential Schools and Identity. The lessons use a holistic teaching approach that honours traditional knowledge and Aboriginal values. Includes black line masters, assessment rubrics, differentiated instruction. Also watch the Full Circle video.
The Ojibwe People's Dictionary: "The Ojibwe People's Dictionary is a searchable, talking Ojibwe-English dictionary that features the voices of Ojibwe speakers. It is also a gateway into the Ojibwe collections at the Minnesota Historical Society. Along with detailed Ojibwe language entries and voices, you will find beautiful cultural items, photographs, and excerpts from relevant historical documents. Whenever possible, we provide examples of documents in the Ojibwe language."
From improved critical thinking to increased self-esteem and school retention, teachers and students have noted many benefits to bringing Aboriginal viewpoints into public school classrooms. In Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives Into the School Curriculum, Yatta Kanu provides the first comprehensive study of how these frameworks can be effectively implemented to maximize Indigenous students' engagement, learning, and academic achievement.
Curriculum as Cultural Practice by Yatta Kanu
Publication Date: 2006
Initiatives that deconstruct and challenge the dominance of Western cultural knowledge in curriculum are gaining momentum, and though some of the most potent challenges come from the field of postcolonial theory, the implications of these challenges for theorizing curriculum have not been fully explored. Curriculum as Cultural Practice aims to revitalize current discourses of curriculum research and reform from a postcolonial perspective.