Resources in this section are specific to educators.
Imagining a Better Future: an Introduction to Teaching and Learning about Settler Colonialism in Canada
From the Canadian history blog Unwritten Histories, this blog post introduces settler colonialism, provides guidelines for discussing settler colonialism in the classroom, and debunks myths that an educator may encounter while teaching about settler colonialism. Some information is specific to post-secondary settings, but most is universal.
My Ally Bill of Responsibilities by Dr. Lynn Gehl, an Algonquin Anishinaabe-kwe.
Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education MOOC
Offered by the University of British Columbia, this free, self-paced MOOC "will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful"
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.