Category: Indigenous Awareness

Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission was formed as a means of reckoning with the devastating legacy of forced assimilation and abuse left by the residential school system. From 2008 to 2014, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission heard stories from thousands of residential school survivors. In 2015, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its final report,…

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IPW – Report “Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples”

“Fostering Safe Spaces for Dialogue and Relationship-Building Between Newcomers and Indigenous Peoples” report, by the Immigration Partnership Winnipeg (IPW), has been launched. The main recommendation is to provide an orientation tool kit that contains information about Indigenous history and culture, and treaties, while facilitating discussions about stereotypes, telling positive stories about Indigenous communities and listing…

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ISSofBC – Welcome to our Homelands

“Welcome to our Homelands” is an Indigenous welcome to newcomers video and study guide produced by Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC) in partnership with Indigenous organizations in Vancouver and elsewhere.  There are plans to provide voice-overs and subtitles in 10 other languages.  Thanks to indigenous filmmaker Kamala Todd, study guide author Kory Wilson, and…

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Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba – Treaty Education Initiative (TEI)

The Treaty Relations Commission of Manitoba (TRCM) has updated new resource of the Treaty Education Initiative (TEI) on its website. TEI is s a public education initiative that promotes teaching about treaties from kindergarten to grade 12. Included is the Teacher’s Manual, as well as resources from the Treaties Education Kit. Together, these resources complement…

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First Nations History Simulation for Newcomers

The First Nations History Simulation for Newcomers helps participants visualize and empathize with the colonization of indigenous peoples of Canada. This resource was developed for use in language classrooms (suitable for CLB 3+) Contact Naomi Gichungu gichungunaomi@gmail.com for any questions or facilitation inquiries

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Indigenous Film Resources

A new website shared by AMSSA includes links to resources to support educators with integrating Indigenous voices into their teaching. This website compiles film and other resources to support the positive integration of Indigenous Peoples’ worldviews & perspectives into classrooms (LINC, K-12, public & private language training, post-secondary & graduate levels).

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