I should search this within the weblogs to see if it has already been posted, but I know it hasn’t been posted by me (and I am kind of psyched about it).
The link is here for Curriculum units (mostly science themed). However, BC’s new Aboriginal “themed” curriculum (their use of words) focuses on competencies instead of specific Prescribed Learning Outcomes. November 12 is the day I get to talk to my staff about how we can meet the requirements of the new curriculum. I am definitely showing them this site.
For 20 years the Association of Book Publishers of BC has produced a catalogue of books to assist teacher-librarians in selecting Canadian books. Less than a decade ago they added another catalogue that being Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. Even though the link is for last years copy, I have this year’s edition sitting on my lap. All the books in the catalogue are either written by, published by, are about or are for Aboriginal people.
The author of this website, âpihtawikosisân, is Métis from the Plains Cree speaking community of Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta. The site contains posts explaining how cultural appropriation affects indigenous peoples, such as An Open Letter to Non-Natives in Headdresses. The online learning resources http://apihtawikosisan.com/aboriginal-issue-primers/legal-links/ also look promising.