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Indigenous Learning Resources

In light of the awful news coming out of the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and in advance of National Indigenous History Month, we wanted to provide you with resources that have been recommended by our Indigenous advisors, members and partners as a way for you to deepen your understanding and move forward the Calls to Action set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

21 actions you can take in the 21 days leading up to National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21:

  1. Watch this short video of a song which was written, recorded and filmed with students from Sk’elep School of Excellence in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc, Kamloops, British Columbia.
  2. Review the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  3. Reflect on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  4. Watch videos of Residential School Survivor Stories
  5. Learn more about Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives in the BC K-12 Curriculum
  6. Read Challenging Racist British Columbia – 150 Years and Counting
  7. Explore Native Land Maps which highlight First Nations in your area
  8. Attend the Indigenous Speaker Series hosted by the College of the Rockies
  9. Join the conversation on Braiding Ktunaxa knowledge into learning 
  10. Listen to the Ktunaxa Story of Lightning, Thunder, Fox, and Coyote 
  11. Read Braiding SweetgrassIndigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants
  12. Use First Voices to enhance your learning of local Indigenous languages
  13. Attend the Embracing the Shift webinar on June 17
  14. Be part of the Bringing the Salmon Home efforts
  15. Discover Indigenous organizations in your area
  16. Book an Indigenous Wild Voices Program for your class
  17. Read The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry
  18. Tune in to our virtual workshop recording with Natural Curiosity
  19. Use the Pacific Northwest Plant Cards and the Ktunaxa Ethnobotany Handbook to support your teaching and learning
  20. Practice using the Climate Change Policy and Indigenous Relations activity in your teaching
  21. Participate in National Indigenous Peoples Day events happening in your community

We know this is far from an exhaustive list, and we invite you to share other great Indigenous learning resources with us as we continue on this shared journey towards a better future together.

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