Weblog #2: Post #4

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

AANDC envisions a future in which indigenous communities are healthy, self-sufficient, and prosperous – ” a Canada where people make their own decisions, manage their own affairs and make strong contributions to the country as a whole.”

This site provides a wealth of resources, including (but not limited to):
– Arts, Culture, and Heritage
– Acts, Agreements, and Land Claims
– Education
– Environment and Natural Resources
– Social Programs

October 21, 2012   No Comments

Squamish Language

Module #2

Site #3


The Squamish Nation community has created this website as a revitalization of the Squamish language. Its purpose is to document, share and promote Squamish language. It includes relevant resources for any student in North Vancouver who is studying the First People in their community.

October 14, 2012   No Comments

Squamish Nation

Module 2


In the spirit of placed based knowledge, I am gathering resources from my own geographic community. This website http://www.squamish.net/aboutus/ offers a clear, user-friendly reference about the Squamish Nation. It includes the history, direction and structure of leadership of the Nation. The website also describes the treaty negotiation timeline and its educational services and affiliations. The structure of the Squamish Nation leadership; hereditary and elected, is also covered.

October 14, 2012   No Comments

Does Math Education … Devalue Indigenous Culture?

This research paper, Does Mathematics Education in Australia Devalue Indigenous Culture? Indigenous Perspectives and non-Indigenous Reflections (Baturo, Cooper, Matthews & Watego; 2005) has a unique perspective.  Two of the researchers are Indigenous people and two of the researchers are not.  The paper is written using two different fonts – each font representing one of the perspectives.  The paper states that:

… it is likely that a stereotypical belief in the primitiveness of Indigenous culture is the driving force behind the actions of mathematics teachers, educators and researchers who work in Indigenous communities” (p. 514)

I need to read and review this paper in greater depth, but I feel that it matches both my research interests and the emphasis of Module 2 on stereotypes.



October 4, 2012   No Comments