Classroom Supports → First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Perspectives

N’we Jinan: Dreamkeepers V6

N’we Jinan is committed to amplifying the voices and stories of Indigenous youth by providing the tools for transformative creative communication. Our programs and approach validate the narratives and experiences of young people and supplies a platform through which they can share with and further relate to their greater community.

N’we Jinan: Dreamkeepers V6

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

The Government of Canada provides a comprehensive list of resources for teaching and learning many of the Indigenous languages used across Canada. Helpful for the classroom, and to help you develop your teaching practice.

Teaching and Learning Native Languages

Math Knowledge Network

The MKN uses evidence-informed practices to improve mathematics education. The three guiding principles: addressing educator-identified needs for improved student learning, changing attitudes toward mathematics and fostering inclusion. The 4 contributing communities of practice include Math Leadership, Critical Transitions, Indigenous Knowledge, and Computational Thinking. Supported by many Ontario school boards, universities, and education organizations, the MKN is a hub for resources that you can use in your classroom, and as a tool to expand your knowledge of mathematics education to further develop your professional practice.

Math Knowledge Network

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

As teachers struggle with finding ways to include FNMI content and perspectives in their teaching, Indigenous people are stepping forward to sharing their perspectives in story. This free downloadable book, written in both Anishinaabemowin and English, shares stories that can help you develop a lens for examining issues from the perspectives of FNMI peoples.

Life is not easy: laughter means survival

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators

FNMI Growth Chart Literacy Prompts & Poster Grades K-8. (Online)
• FNMI Brochure: What have you heard? Addressing misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples in Canada. (online interactive resources)
• Engaging Learners Through Play: Teacher Resource Guide (available to purchase)

ETFO FNMI Resources for Educators

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

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. Paid membership with links to a few free resources.

The First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario

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

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 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