Connecting with Indigenous Knowledge from Indigenous Knowledge Keepers and Elders
Upcoming Learning Opportunities
Author David Robertson will connect virtually with classrooms in March! Plan ahead for this opportunity by embedding his books into your classroom read alouds over the next few months.
see information here
The Cedar video may be viewed in its entirety or viewed in two-three parts to break it up for your class:
Go outside and find a cedar tree.
Exploring Art as a Provocation for Inquiry
Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Resource, K-10
Although there are a variety of themes embedded within the story, this resource, developed by Knowledge Keepers and Elders and the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, focuses on 7 big ideas, each with supporting videos and sample lesson plans with curriculum-connected activities. All lesson plans also have connections to the Catholic Virtues and Catholic Graduate Expectations. There are comprehensive lesson plans for grades K-10.
Revolution of the Heart Series with Isaac Murdoch & Jodie Williams
Maple Moon & Maple Sugar Bush
Ziidbaatogeng: Maple Syrup Making; Sugarbush Traditions and Teachings on Aamjiwnaang . © Aamjiwnaang First Nation 2020
click "watch on YouTube"
A film by Derek Sands, Indigitalfilms
“Filmed on beautiful Aamjiwnaang First Nation, an elder teaches grandchildren and community members so they will pass on the teachings for future generations. Featuring Anishnaabemowin translations by local elders and speakers.”
A Walk Through the Bkejwanong Sugarbush with Cedric Isaac, Bkejwanong Territory
A Walk Through the Bkejwanong Sugarbush is a walk alongside Cedric Isaac and a sharing of perspective from traditional knowledge sharing to tapping the sugar bush today, giving thanks and respecting creation.
Derek Sands, Bkejwanong Territory, Indigital Films, captured the video in partnership with the St. Clair Catholic District School Board and Cedric Isaac, Bkejwanong Territory.
See this SCCDSB Inuit Education weblink for connections to story along with reflection questions for the classroom.
(Monday, March 7 @ 9:30-10:00)
(Thursday, March 3 @ 9:30-10:15)
(Tuesday, March 1 @9:30-10:30)
The Barren Grounds
(part 1 of series)
(part 1 of series)
Memoir: Black Water
Intermediate & Senior Classes
We Learn From the Sun SCCDSB Session (English)
We Learn From the Sun SCCDSB Session (French)
See David Bouchard's You Tube Channel for more stories to share.
Monique Gray Smith Connecting with Kindness
Check out these books in schools in addition to the reading links and activities above:
Digital Resources from the FNMIEAO
Looking for additional digital Indigenous Education Resources? Check out the Digital Resources to Support Indigenous Education K-12 by FNMIEAO. These new digital resources have been designed to provide teachers with accurate content along with curriculum connections to support the learning of Indigenous peoples, and truths both past and present. Resource subscription from the FNMIAEO.COM . Please contact Cortnee Goure for the SCCDSB username and password or see the lates CLS Newsletter.
Truth and Reconciliation in the Classroom Student Resource:
The activities are based on these key understandings:
Indigenous civilizations have always been here
Indigenous civilizations are sophisticated and complex societies
Everything is grounded in relationships and connection with the land
Indigenous civilizations are diverse throughout this land.
Students will be exposed to Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being by examining both past and present ways of life in order to deepen their appreciation of how these key aspects can enhance their own understanding of their relationship to Indigenous Peoples.
Indigenous languages will also be embedded to enhance learning and provide authentic, accurate information from direct sources (e.g., language speakers such as Oneida, Anishinaabe, Oji-Cree and Cree).
Video and Audio Resources in French and English
CBC Kids Explore
CBC Kids Indigenous
Videos and News Articles to explore.