Introducing the First Nations Education Toolkit! Click the image to check it out. Teacher guides WILL be available online. For access to a draft copy of the teacher guide, contact one of the Aboriginal Education Consultants or your Indigenous Education Support Teacher.
The WSD Bilingual Program offers instruction in both Cree and Ojibwe language. Our programs are located at Isaac Brock School and currently run from grades K-1 for the 2017-2018 year, and will run from grades K-2 for the 2018-2019 school year. For more information and registration contact Isaac Brock school or one of the Aboriginal Education Consultants.
Link to Bilingual program information – https://www.winnipegsd.ca/schools/IsaacBrock/AcademicsAndClasses/creeojibwe/Pages/Default.aspx
Special Language Exams are hosted by Winnipeg School Division 2 times a year. WSD can provide tutors to prepare students to challenge exams in Ojibwe, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, and Michif. Students may earn up to 4 special language credits towards graduation. If you are aware of students that would like to challenge the exam, please contact the Aboriginal Education Consultants. The next examination dates are in April 2019, students must register early, stay tuned for more information and registration forms.
Link to MB Ed Special Language Website – http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/languages/langcredit.html
WSD will offer 2 sessions of Cree and Ojibwe language classes for staff, students, and community members. Watch for informational posters, and emails to register on employee connect or email Rina Whitford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fall 2018 Session:
6 Weeks – November 7 – December 12
Time: 4:30 – 6:30
Location: Children of the Earth High School
Instructors: Russell Maytwayashing & Rudy Okemaw
Spring 2019 Session:
Stay tuned for updates, poster, and registration on employee connect.
For resources applicable to Indigenous Languages, the Manitoba Aboriginal Languages Strategy has developed a database of resources both in and about Indigenous languages. Go to the Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre at http://mbcsc.edu.gov.mb.ca/ and search “mals”. You can then narrow your search. We invite you to search for these resources internally as well using the WSD Library Support Services at http://www1.youseemore.com/wsd1/default.asp and have them couriered to your school. If WSD is missing a resource, please contact one of the Aboriginal Education Consultants: Bobbie-Jo Leclaire email@example.com or Rina Bright firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to Manitoba Curriculum Support Centre http://mbcsc.edu.gov.mb.ca/
Link to WSD Library Support Services http://www1.youseemore.com/wsd1/default.asp
The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is located at University of Manitoba. The website has links to various resources and information. Various projects for educators around Residential Schools and Reconciliation are under the “education” tab on their website. The Project of Heart is one recommended activity that can be adapted for all grade levels.
Click the image above to find all the trc documents and final report. Here is the 94 Calls to Action Document: