Classroom Supports → First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

List of podcasts of Indigenous women sharing stories through oral storytelling for a 21st-century accessible audience.

7 Great Podcasts Hosted by Indigenous Women

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

ETFO is pleased to announce a new FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8.

This companion resource supports members utilizing the FNMI texts listed in the ETFO Growth Chart (PDF | RTF) by introducing diverse worldviews, perspectives and presence of Indigenous experiences, histories, knowledge and philosophies through the texts, literacy prompts and enrichment activities.

The resource is free and is available online in both PDF and Word format.

FNMI resource for members: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario is a subject association for First Nations, Métis and Inuit education in Ontario, Canada. They support and help all educators understand issues related to First Nation, Métis and Inuit Peoples in Canada as well as offer strategies for teaching this content to all learners. Membership is free.

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

This is a music video made by Indigenous youth talking about relevant issues they are facing. A brave, positive and inspiring lens that teachers can use to teach various issues like reconciliation, treaty rights etc.

Onion Lake youth promote resilience and coping strategies through music video

EdCan Network

This website has lots of information for teachers and information for network events. Some events include truth and reconciliation, reading recovery etc.

EdCan Network

Orange Shirt Day

Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) Indian Residential School, designed 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. As a spokesperson for the Reunion group leading up to the events, former student Phyllis (Jack) Webstad told the story of her first day at residential school when her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother, was taken from her as a six-year-old girl. September 30th is now recognized across Canada as a day to commemorate the loss and suffering experienced by children who attended Residential Schools.

Orange Shirt Day

ETFO Webinars: Truth and Reconciliation

The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario welcomes the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report and Calls to Action. In response to the importance of educating Canadians about residential schools and eliminating educational gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Canadians, ETFO will continue to support ETFO members in their journey of learning about and understanding their history of Canada and its relationship with First Nation, Métis and Inuit people, and the steps towards reconciliation. ETFO has two Truth & Reconciliation webinars for members on the residential schools and reconciliation. These webinars were streamed live in April 2016 for members and have been recorded for the learning of all.

ETFO Webinars: Truth and Reconciliation

Twitterati: The Indigenous Voices Edition

Are you unsure who to follow for information about First Nation, Metis, and Inuit issues? OpenCanada, a digital publication sitting at the intersection of public policy, scholarship and journalism, shares a listing of more than 100 social media influencers in the global Indigenous community. The list includes biographies for each entry.

OpenCanada.org is a publication of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, an “independent, non-partisan think tank with an objective and uniquely global perspective.

Twitterati: The Indigenous Voices Edition

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Cultural Protocols

Many teachers struggle to incorporate First Nation, Metis, and Inuit content and perspectives in their classroom, citing a lack of personal background as a barrier. Through this link in their Spirit Horse website, ETFO has curated two guides/protocols to help teachers understand the roles of elders and senator, as well as appropriate methods to approaching and having an elder or senator come into the classroom to share.

First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Cultural Protocols

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children’s Site

This is a site from Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada that offers activities, games, and stories for youth and educators about Indigenous peoples’ culture, history, and languages.

First Nations, Metis and Inuit Children’s Site