Celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Day
On June 21st, celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis!
The EdCan Network invites you to discover good practices, exemplary school programs and practical ideas for educators seeking to work towards truth and reconciliation in their schools and classrooms.
Add these books and magazine articles to your summer reading list and boost your knowledge before the next school year!
Articles for Educators
Carrying the Fire
A youth talking circle on truth and reconciliation in our schools
The Red Worn Runners
Intentional conversations with Indigenous youth
“First, We’re a School”
Teachers and school leaders play a key role in reconciliation, but policy makers must resource schools for equity of opportunity and success
Articles for Teachers, Teachers candidates and Principals
Truth and Reconciliation in YOUR Classroom
How to get started, and who can help
Our Journey Into Reconciliation
A Project of Heart at Stavely Elementary School
Books and Resources
Download and Print the Figure
from Truth and Reconciliation, K-12: Becoming a teacher ally
Report for non-indigenous educators in urban high schools
A guide on how urban high schools can raise Indigenous graduation rates
Reconciliation in Action: Creating a Learning Community for Indigenous Student Success
This step-by-step report can be used to create your own unique program in consultation and collaboration with local Indigenous communities.
Read the report
PRACTICAL HOW-TO VIDEOS FOR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS
We’ve also put together a series of student and educator video testimonials demonstrating how “culture is medicine” that gives students a sense of pride and a will to succeed.
TACKLING SCHOOL DROPOUT, PURSUING RECONCILIATION: WHY WE SHOULD TEACH AND CELEBRATE INDIGENOUS CULTURES AND KNOWLEDGE IN SCHOOLS
RECONCILING BROKEN PROMISES: ADVICE ON BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES
CULTURE IS MEDICINE: CONFRONTING STEREOTYPES ON FIRST NATIONS PEOPLES
Articles for Faculty researchers, ministries of education and Superintendents
Reconciliation and Education
Where are we at in Nunavik?
The Best of Both Worlds
Bringing Mi’kmaw Knowledge and Western curriculum together
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Are you celebrating the National Indigenous Peoples Day in your school?