Walking the Good Path in Life: Digital Citizenship and The Seven Grandfather Teachings

From a First Nations perspective, you ‘Walk the Good Path’ when you demonstrate The Seven Grandfather Teachings. When you live your best life, you demonstrate Truth, Love, Humility, Courage, Honesty, Respect, & Bravery. Now, this is true in our physical worlds, as it is in our virtual and digital worlds. We all have a responsibility to help... Continue Reading →

FNMI, eLearning and Culturally Relevant Education

https://flic.kr/p/jS3h The FNMI populations across North America are incredibly diverse, both linguistically and culturally. With literally hundreds of different First Nations and Aboriginal populations, we are faced with many challenges with regards to how we can adequately preserve Indigenous knowledge and ways of living within Canada. In our Western world, standardized, results-based practices, measurement, and... Continue Reading →

13 Strategies to Promote Equity and Diversity in the Classroom For First Nations, Metis & Inuit Students

The FNMI populations across North America are incredibly diverse, both linguistically and culturally. With literally hundreds of different First Nations and Aboriginal populations, we are faced with many challenges with regards to how we can adequately preserve Indigenous knowledge and ways of living within Canada. Indigenous populations are also the fastest growing populations in Canada.... Continue Reading →

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Education for First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Students

Embedding culturally-relevant pedagogy into teaching can help students to: build self-esteem, understanding, and tolerance between individuals, classrooms, and greater community; increase open and acceptable communication among and between students, staff, admin, parents, and community; build respect, aid in collaboration, and allows for integrated and differentiated teaching approaches that benefit all diverse cultural backgrounds and special needs for... Continue Reading →

Restorative Practice Circles

Restorative Practice Circles are based upon the First Nations tradition of Talking Circles. First Nations, Metis & Inuit cultures are built upon oral traditions, therefore Talking Circles have been important ways to maintain and pass down important cultural teachings. Restorative Practice is a form of justice, where in the classroom, it could be comprised of the... Continue Reading →

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