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Teaching for Truth and Reconciliation

This guide is meant to assist you in implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action in the classroom.

Introductory Texts on Indigenous Issues

Many Indigenous individuals and organizations have done important work in creating educational resources on Indigenous issues. A selection of these are listed below:

Indigenous issues and teaching

Resources in this section are specific to educators.

Best practices

Specificity is necessary!

Find out more about the land on which you're teaching and which Indigenous groups call it home. Try to integrate content specific to that Indigenous group in the classroom. Queen's, for example, is on the land of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee people, and so we tend to focus on their culture and history. This would be less appropriate if you were to teach in Alberta.

The same goes for terminology. For more information on terminology, look at the Indigenous Studies – Terminology page.