This is a great site dedicated to advocating for Indigenous rights and supporting Indigenous communities on their journeys to self-determination. It releases quarterly publications and produces video, radio and other media to this end.
Indigenous Governance follows an approach to learning that is characterized by personal dedication to Indigenous values and a commitment to community. IGOV supports the use of innovative teaching methods and aims to provide a sound and challenging educational experience. Our faculty, staff and students are held to very high standards of academic performance and ethical conduct, and our program of study integrates critical and intellectually challenging coursework, an Indigenous ethical framework for conducting research, and requires the establishment of long-term and mutually productive working relationships with Indigenous communities.
The HAWD is a report put out by BC’s ministry of Education each year. I’ve linked the 2014 report. HAWD stands for: How Are We Doing? This question is asked in relation to BC’s commitment to Aboriginal Education and Aboriginal graduation rates.
If you like detached, faceless government reports with colourful graphs and charts with lots of numbers that show trends, then this document is a must read!
All kidding aside, this document is very visually telling as it shows in shocking detail just what the state of Aboriginal Education is like.
This link is for a website called Project of Heart, which “is an inquiry based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada. Its purpose is to:
Examine the history and legacy of Indian Residential Schools in Canada and to seek the truth about that history, leading to the acknowledgement of the extent of loss to former students, their families and communities
Commemorate the lives of the thousands of Indigenous children who died as a result of the residential school experience.
Call Canadians to action, through social justice endeavors, to change our present and future history collectively”
It presents some beautiful projects and artwork done by students out of respect for Aboriginal peoples and the atrocities they suffered in residential schools.
The link above is to the BC Teacher’s Federation Aboriginal Education Program.
This document highlights the BCTF’s commitment to Aboriginal Education. It sets out definitions and protocols for teachers to follow when integrating Aboriginal ways of knowing into their courses. It also serves as a resource linking to other related committees in the area of Aboriginal Education.