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Indigenous Financial Literacy

Culture can impact our values about money, our traditions around money, our attitude about money, our ideas about who makes financial decisions, and our trust of financial institutions. When creating financial literacy resources and programming, culture is an important factor to keep in mind. The following culturally relevant financial literacy resources were developed by Indigenous… Read more

Every Child Matters: Reconciliation through Education

Today is Orange Shirt Day, a day to commemorate the residential school experience, to witness and honour the healing journey of the survivors and their families, and to commit to the ongoing process of reconciliation. Every Child Matters: Reconciliation through Education is a guide containing truth and reconciliation activities for educators and youth, grades 5-12…. Read more

Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

We are pleased to be hosting an Indigenous Cultural Safety Training With Sk’elep Reconciliation webinar series next month. This training is rooted in the 4 R’s-Respect/Relevence/Responsibility/Reciprocity (Kirkness & Barnhardt, 2001), First Peoples Principles of Learning- First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), and Indigenous based methodologies inspired by Margaret Kovach and Linda Smith. Each session will… Read more

Indigenous Ally Toolkit

What does it mean to be an ally to Indigenous peoples? The Indigenous Ally Toolkit presents concise steps: Be critical of any motivations. Start learning. Act accordingly. It also contains an overview of terminology and some dos and don’ts, such as why the term “Canada’s Indigenous Peoples” is problematic. Find more details in the Indigenous… Read more

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. One way to celebrate is by enjoying the work of First Nations, Métis and Inuit authors. You can find suggestions in: 35 books to read for National Indigenous History Month First Nation Communities READ Awards Indigenization Reading Lists – Fiction There are many excellent books by Indigenous authors… Read more

National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month! It honours the history, heritage and diversity of First Nation, Inuit and Métis communities across Canada. To learn more about Indigenous history in Canada, find reading recommendations in: 14 books to read for Indigenous History Month – CBC Books Canadian History Books by Indigenous Authors – Raven Reads Indigenous… Read more

Their Voices Will Guide Us

Their Voices Will Guide Us: Student and Youth Engagement Guide is an education initiative of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Our intent is to facilitate critical thinking, purposeful reflection, and dialogue around the perceptions and lived realities of Indigenous women and girls, including members of 2SLGBTQQIA communities. This initiative… Read more

First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Peoples Principles of Learning are an expression of the shared wisdom of Elders and educators within British Columbia’s First Peoples communities. First identified in relation to the English 12 First Peoples curriculum, the First Peoples Principles of Learning apply to all areas of curricula from Kindergarten to Grade 12. Because these principles of… Read more

Indigenous Picture Books

Picture books are a wonderful way for young children to learn about themselves and learn about others. More and more picture books written for children by Indigenous authors are becoming available.  How do you choose great books to share? Find suggestions in these five lists: 14 inspiring children’s books from Indigenous writers #IndigenousReads by Indigenous… Read more

Learning about Indigenous History

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. It honours the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. How much do you know about Indigenous history? Learn more in these five books: 21 Things You May Not Know about the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality First Nations… Read more