Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by honoring the process of listening with intent as elders or traditional teachers share a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation.
In addition, the site provides free curriculum packages for grades 1 to 12 to further explore the vast richness of knowledge and cultural philosophy that is introduced within each teaching. (Description taken from Four Directions Teachings Website)
This site is a counterpart to Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, a touring exhibition that explores the history and legacy of Canada�??s Residential School System through Survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents, curated by Iroquois artist Jeff Thomas. - description taken directly from website
The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto is an Aboriginal community cultural centre. The Centre welcomes the local community, including guests from across Canada and offers a variety of programs and services.
We are your leading source for purchasing bias-free teaching and educational resources related to Native American, First Nations, Indigenous and Aboriginal studies. GoodMinds.com now also provides easy access to the best in general library books for schools and public libraries.
An Aboriginal-owned family business, GoodMinds.com is based on the Six Nations Reserve at Grand River (Brantford) in Southwestern Ontario.
Pow Wows are the Native American people�??s way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships, and making new ones. This is a time method to renew Native American culture and preserve the rich heritage of American Indians.
PowWows.com is your source for all things Native American Pow Wow since 1996.
AANDC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's obligations and commitments to First Nations, Inuit and Metis, and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North (Description taken from AANDC website) Find information about Aboriginal peoples, success stories, lesson plans, and more information here.
The Aboriginal peoples of Canada, as defined by the Constitution Act, 1982, comprise the Indian, Inuit and Metis peoples of Canada. These distinct groups have unique heritages, languages, cultures. Statistical information is available for the total Aboriginal population and each of the three groups. (Description from StatsCan website)
Discrimination Against First Nations Children:
Find more information regarding discrimination against First Nations children. The federal government's underfunding of services for First Nations children living on reserves has created a crisis situation for these children and their families.
The Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study is an extensive new research study that has gone beyond the numbers to capture the values, experiences and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples living in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa.
Speaking directly with a representative group of 2,614 First Nations peoples, Metis and Inuit living in these major Canadian cities, as well as 2,501 non-Aboriginal Canadians, the Environics Institute, led by Michael Adams, has released the Urban Aboriginal Peoples Study, which offers Canadians a new perspective of their Aboriginal neighbours. (Description taken from UAPS website)
As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools. The trauma of this experience was made worse by years of untold physical, sexual and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. In this emotional film, the profound impact of the Canadian government's residential school system is conveyed unflinchingly through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. We Were Children gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit.
Please note that the movie is AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX CANADA. You can also order a DVD copy from NFB Canada.
The Cree community of Attawapiskat on James Bay has been fighting for a new elementary school for more than a decade after their first school became a toxic hazard. Will Canada fail the next generation?
The 7 Ways to Make a Difference are community based social movements for positive change in areas such as child welfare, healthcare and education for First Nations children, youth and families and they provides practical opportunities for individuals and organizations to help ensure First Nations children and youth have culturally based opportunities for success.