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Online Resources

Four Directions Teaching

From the website: “Fourdirectionsteachings.com is a visually stunning audio narrated resource for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five diverse First Nations in Canada.”

This is a beautiful, new website with Elder teachings, interdisciplinary lesson plans, and video clips. Clearly explains diverse Aboriginal worldviews. Especially recommended are the tribe-specific lesson plans which are sorted by grade level and subject. All is told from a First Nations perspective.”

HCDSB Aboriginal Perspectives

Curated by Babe Santucci.

From the website:  "This livebook is intended to provide policy documents and a wealth of resources for teachers to support the needs of Aboriginal students and to create awareness for non-Aboriginal students in Ontario."

Ojibwe Cultural Foundation

This site is based out of Ontario, and has a whole section on educational resources (for a cost). For a fee, they will host cultural workshops on a variety of topics.  The cultural centre is located in M"Chigeeng, Ontario, and is open to the public for a fee.

The Ontario Ministry of Education (PDF)

Aboriginal Perspectives - A Guide to The Teacher's Toolkit:Teaching Resources and Strategies for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms is a 12 page toolkit which provides information and teaching strategies to address Aboriginal topics.”

Aboriginal Education Centre

From the website: “The Aboriginal Education Centre is home to the School District #34 (Abbotsford) Aboriginal Education Program.  We are dedicated to providing support for Aboriginal students from kindergarten to grade 12.”

The Aboriginal Education Centre in Abbortsford B.C. provides resources to its schools. You can order resources from them on the cultural practices and history of BC First Nations. 

Good Minds

From the website: “Educational Resources for Native American Studies, First Nations Studies, Indigenous Studies, and Aboriginal Studies. View our on-line catalogue of Aboriginal and Native American Educational Resources for schools, libraries, and the general public, for grades K to Post Secondary.”

Lakehead University Aboriginal Cultural and Support Services

A collection of Aboriginal Web Resources Links that includes "a list, by category, of some Aboriginal web resource links that you may find useful for a variety of purposes.” Resources are listed by subject matter.

Aboriginal Curriculum

Brandon University’s curriculum Aboriginal curriculum database. This is a direct link to the Advanced Search where you can search appropriate resources by Grade Level, Subject Area, Theme, and Author Ethnicity.

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (Northern Ontario Aboriginal Communities)

Available resources for Grades 3 to 5 and 6 to 8. The NAN site itself is full of information about communities in Northern Ontario.

South Western Ontario Regional Aboriginal Education resource site

School boards in South Western Ontario have put together this great page on Aboriginal resources for elementary education.

Cross-cultural Science and Technology Units Project

From the website: "Our Goal: To make Western science and engineering accessible to Aboriginal students in ways that nurture their own cultural identities; that is, so students are not expected to set aside their culture's view of the material world when they study science at school."

Canadian Museum of Civilization

The Canadian Museum of Civilization presents an extraordinary resource documenting the histories and cultures of the Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

Explore a selection of material drawn from the Museum's artifact and archival collections. Historical and contemporary objects, images, and documents vividly express the cultural diversity as well as the creativity, resourcefulness, and endurance of this country's First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.

Material and links will continue to be added in order to expand the web experience. Images of objects and documents considered private or sacred are not included.

Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

The Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre services First Nations

Culturally-based Curriculum Resources

From the Alaska Native Knowledge Network: "The curriculum resources included here have been selected to illustrate ways in which Indigenous and Western knowledge systems can be brought to bear in schools through a balanced, comprehensive and culturally-aligned curriculum framework adaptable to local circumstances."

Introduction to Residential School Unit


Print Resources

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada’s publications

100 Years of Loss: The Residential School System in Canada EduKit

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