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January/February 2019 AAA Newsletter

INDIGENOUS INSIGHTS:

‘There’s no quick fix’: Advice for teachers struggling to properly integrate Indigenous content into classes

An article on the struggles educators face integrating Indigenous Perspectives.

Justice Murray Sinclair:  On Education

Firemakers

“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!

Wet’suwet’en & Unist’ot’en Camp

INDIGENOUS LIFE:

HUMAN RIGHTS:

Family stuck in condemned home warmed only by oven, space heaters, Sandy Bay First Nation woman says

OPPORTUNITIES FOR EDUCATORS:

Family time, pride and the sound of the drum: University of Winnipeg Pow Wow Program, every Tuesday

Winnipeg Public Library – Indigenous Services

  • The library provides a variety of FREE programming, click the calendar for upcoming events, workshops, and programs.  The library is currently offering Cree Language Classes (see poster below)

RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS:

“Unreserved”: Tuesday Teachings

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:

Indigenous Ally Toolkit aims to fill knowledge gap says developer

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.

Historica Canada: Indigenous Perspectives Guide

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.

Download the guide, timeline, and worksheets below, or view them online at
http://fb.historicacanada.ca/education/english/indigenous-perspectives/.

Ensouling Our Schools

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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.

Ensouling Our Schools is one book in the Teaching to Diversity series.