Click the image above for a link for the “It’s Our Time Toolkit”, a local Manitoba resource for integrating Indigenous Perspectives across the curriculum. This resource is available on iTunes and Google Play. For the Teacher resource guide, click here!
Native Land Digital is a Canadian not-for-profit organization, incorporated in December 2018. It is designed to be Indigenous-led, with an Indigenous Board of Directors who oversee and direct the organization. Numerous non-Indigenous people also contribute by being on our Advisory Council.
The largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth. Help your students enter the largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth.
“Firemakers” is a music video created by the Anishnaabe youth of Lac La Croix First Nation in Ontario.This is a call out song that describes the current state of reservations and the changes that the youth wish to see! The song is exploding in the digital world, come and see why!
Every other Tuesday, Unreserved features a two-minute video, sharing the wisdom and knowledge of Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers throughout Canada. Follow “Unreserved” on facebook here. Here is a sample 2 minute teaching:
For a link to the toolkit, click the image below. Note: This resource is developed in Montreal, thus reflects the terminology used in that locale. For questions regarding implementing this in the MB Context, feel free to contact Rina Whitford, Program Lead.
This guide is designed to align with current Canadian curricula, and has been produced for use in middle and high school history and social science classrooms. The guide is therefore not comprehensive in its coverage, focusing primarily on the history that is taught in classrooms. Teachers may wish to address topics not covered in this guide to provide a more complete understanding of Indigenous worldviews.
In an educational milieu in which standards and accountability hold sway, schools can become places of stress, marginalization, and isolation instead of learning communities that nurture a sense of meaning and purpose. In Ensouling Our Schools, author Jennifer Katz weaves together methods of creating schools that engender mental, spiritual, and emotional health while developing intellectual thought and critical analysis.
Kevin Lamoureux contributes his expertise to this book regarding Indigenous approaches to mental and spiritual health that benefit all students and address the TRC Calls to Action.
The following link is a pdf document that has been compiled by WSD Library Services with a list of Indigenous Materials, many are available through LSS. If you would like more guidance in choosing resources and planning for implementation, contact Rina Whitford at firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Aboriginal Education and Newcomer Services
Aboriginal Graduation Coach (Grant Park)
Aboriginal Graduation Coach (Children of the Earth)
Aboriginal Graduation Coach (St. John’s)
Aboriginal Graduation Coach (Tec Voc)
Literacy Intervention Support Teacher (Pinkham)
Literacy Intervention Support Teacher (Niji Mahkwa)
Literacy Intervention Support Teacher (Shaughnessy Park)
Literacy Intervention Support Teacher (Dufferin)
Literacy Intervention Support Teacher (William Whyte)
The Winnipeg School Division strives to infuse Indigenous perspectives into the curriculum through building capacity and empowering schools in their learning journey to promote Indigenous education that is appropriate, applicable, and sustainable. All educators work together to further student achievement in literacy and numeracy. If you require specific supports in regards to Indigenous education please contact Rina Whitford, Program Lead.
"Out of respect for the Indigenous peoples of Manitoba, we at the Winnipeg School Division recognize the schools we attend reside on Treaty 1 land known as First Nations Territory as well as the Homeland of the Metis Nation".