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Deepening Knowledge.

Welcome to the Deepening Knowledge Project

OISE's Aboriginal Peoples Curricula Database


Welcoming message from
Jean-Paul Restoule, PhD,
Dokis First Nation (Anishinaabe)
Associate Professor, Aboriginal Education, OISE/UT 



What is the Deepening Knowledge Project?

The Deepening Knowledge Project seeks to infuse Aboriginal peoples' histories, knowledges and pedagogies into all levels of education in Canada.  The project is a part of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, which is located on the territories of Anishinaabe and Onkwehonwe peoples.

On this site you'll find information about the history and traditions of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Native American cultures, information about the challenges facing Aboriginal communities today, and curricula for incorporating this information into your teaching practice.

Want to share a lesson plan or have suggestions for resources? Contact us.


Feature Resources


Four Directions Teachings

An interactive and engaging website resource for learning about indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five First Nations of Canada:  Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and M'ikmaq.  The website "honors oral traditions by creating an environment where visitors are encouraged to listen with intent as each elder/ traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation." (FourDirectionsTeachings.com)


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