Friday, April 24, 2015

Authentic First Peoples Resources For Use in K-7 Classrooms

An educationally useful list of authentic texts
A reminder that this resource is available as a download from FNESC.

"This guide (updated 2012) has been created to help the BC elementary school teacher make decisions about which of these resources might be appropriate for use with [his/her] students."


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America

Looking for a Study Group title?
Do you want to learn more about First Nations issues?  DRC has 7 copies of "The inconvenient Indian : a curious account of native people in North America" by Thomas King. This title is a required read for teacher candidates in the PDP program at SFU and a recommended title for UBC students.

The book comes with a reader's guide and print interview with the author to deepen your discussion. Borrow a single copy to read on your own, or borrow them all to discuss with colleagues. It has received rave reviews!

Discussion guide:
Interview with the author:


"The Truth about Stories: A Native Narrative"

Thomas Kind and the 2003 CBC Massey Lectures
(Follow the link too listen to this fascinating podcast series.)
"In his five part 2003 Massey lecture series, award-winning author and scholar Thomas King looks at the breadth and depth of Native experience and imagination.

"Beginning with Native oral stories, King weaves his way through literature and history, religion and politics, popular culture and social protest, in an effort to make sense of North America's relationship with its Aboriginal peoples.


Monday, April 20, 2015

Cape Breton school offers course in conversational Mi'kmaq

A sense of pride and recognition of their own first language
"Students at the Whycocomagh Education Centre in Cape Breton are learning the language of their neighbours at the Waycobah first nation. The P-8 school is offering a course in conversational Mi'kmaq for the first time this year."