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Links FIRST NATIONS PEDAGOGY

bullet A pedagogy of the land: Dreams of respectful relations - - by Haig-Brown, C., & Dannenmann, K. (2002). McGill Journal of Education, Fall. "This article arises out of a partnership between an aboriginal community member and a university faculty member whose relational focus is the development of a pedagogy of the land within the Indigenous Knowledge Instructors Program. (Re)creating traditional knowledge with others in contemporary contexts, as their birthright, is the goal of the program. We struggle to communicate and locate this work within an appropriate `community.' Dreaming of respectful relations, we are committed to thinking through the complexity of such a quest."
bullet Aboriginal literacy and education: A wholistic perspective that embraces intergenerational knowledge. - - by Cordoba, T. (2005). First Nations Education Steering Committee. 9th Provincial Aboriginal Education Conference, November 1 -3. Whistler, British Columbia.
bullet Animating sites of postcolonial education: Indigenous knowledge and the Humanities. - - by Dr. Maria Battiste (2004) CSSE Plenary Address, May 29, Manitoba.
bullet Connecting Traditions: Tsimshian Pre-Contact Life - - presented by SD 52 Prince Rupert, British Columbia. First Nations Education Services.
bullet First Nations - - presented by David Rattray, for CAN TEACH, topics include Respect vs Discipline; Community Involvement; Integrating First Nations Content, and more.
bullet Indigenous knowledge and pedagogy in First Nations education - - by Dr. Maria Battiste, (2002) wrote this extensive literature review with recommendations for the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
bullet Secwepemc-kuc. - - View the Educational Presentation by the First Nations Education Council and the Kamloops/Thompson SD 73 in British Columbia.
bullet Long term strategies for institutional change in universities and colleges: Facilitating native people negotiating a middle ground. - - by Bobiwash, A. R. (1999). Center for World Indigenous Studies. In the epistemological sense there is no question that the tribal method of gathering information is more sophisticated and certainly more comprehensive than western science. In most tribal traditions, no data is discarded as unimportant or irrelevant.

RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL TRAUMA

bullet Aboriginal Healing Foundation, - "Our mission is to encourage and support Aboriginal people in building and reinforcing sustainable healing processes that address the legacy of Physical Abuse and Sexual Abuse in the Residential School system, including intergenerational impacts."
bullet Aboriginal People, Resilience and the Residential School Legacy - Another enlightening resource from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, (2005) based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
bullet Historic Trauma and Aboriginal Healing - Yet another enlightening resource from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, (2005) based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
bullet Reclaiming Connections: Understanding residential school trauma among Aboriginal People: A resource manual. - A critical resource from the Aboriginal Healing Foundation, (2005) based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
bullet Report on Canada's dispute resolution plan to compensate for abuses in Indian Residental Schools. - Assembly of First Nations. (2004) recommendations to the Government of Canada.

FIRST NATIONS EDUCATIONAL GOVERNANCE

bullet Aboriginal governance in the decade ahead: Towards a new agenda for change. - by Graham, J. & Wilson, J. (2004), A Framework Paper for the TANAGA Series. Ottawa, Ontario: Institute on Governance.
bullet Legal Mechanisms for assumption of jurisdiction and control over education by First Nations. - by Nancy Morgan (1998) for The First Nations Education Steering Committee in British Columbia.
bullet Tradition and education: Towards a vision of our future – A declaration of First Nations jurisdiction over education. - Charleston, G. M. (1988) for National Indian Brotherhood and Assembly of First Nations. Industry Canada site.
bullet Understanding the BC Treaty process: An opportunity for dialogue. - by the First Nations Education Steering Committee. (1998) for The BC Teachers' Federation and the Tripartite Public Education Committee. 2nd ed.
bullet What's the Deal with Treaties? A layman's Guide. - In Fall 2000 the B.C. Treaty Commission provided the What's the Deal with Treaties? educational kit to Social Studies 10 and First Nations 12 classes across BC. The kit, designed to introduce the important concepts of treaty making in British Columbia, includes a handbook, a 20-minute video and a viewer's guide. The Treaty Commission now provides the kit—free of charge—to a wide variety of organizations and individuals upon request. 2003, Third Edition.
bullet Why do Aboriginal Peoples want self-government? - by Bob Joseph, Feb 26, 2015. For Aboriginal Peoples, the return to self-government is seen as foundational to nation building.

FIRST NATIONS EDUCATIONAL PLANNING

bullet Best Practices in Aboriginal Education. - by BC Ministry of Education (2003). First Nations Education Steering Committee. 9th Provincial Aboriginal Education Conference, November 1 -3. Whistler, BC.
bullet Creating the future – A planning handbook for Board members and Administrators of First Nations' Boards. - by Thomas, L. (2004) for the First Nations Education Steering Committee, West Vancouver, BC.
bullet First Nations Education Action Plan. - for Canada by the Assembly of First Nations. (2005). "The vision of this plan is the development and implementation of sustainable education systems under the full control and jurisdiction of First Nations based on the recognition of inherent Aboriginal and treaty rights, and under international law."
bullet First Nations Pedagogy Online - You are invited to participate in my co-owned collaborative sister site, intended to be used as a resource (meaning you can both use the materials on this site and add materials to it as well). There are four main interactive areas on this site, designed to offer easy to use interactive attributes. These include the a) Community b) Learning Centre c) Article Directory and the d) Dialogue Circle Blog.
bullet First Peoples' Cultural Foundation - a not-for-profit charitable public organization that generates support to raise awareness and funding for Aboriginal language revitalization. One of the FPCF’s major projects is the on-line language archives known as FirstVoices.com. FirstVoices acts not only a record of many First Nations languages from Canada, it also includes games for children, teacher resources, stories, songs and multi-media files which collectively act as a powerful language learning tool. An important aspect of the archives is that they are built and maintained within the community. Youth and Elders working together to keep their language and culture alive and accessible for future generations are the driving force behind FirstVoices.com.
bullet Reaching for Success. Considering the achievements and effectiveness of First Nations schools. - by Kavanagh, B. (1998) for The First Nations Education Steering Committee, Standards Project Advisory Committee, British Columbia. July.
bullet The Aboriginal language program planning workbook. - by Kavanagh, B. (1999) Prepared for the First Nations Education Steering Committee: Aboriginal Languages Sub-committee, British Columbia.

FIRST NATIONS HEALTH/LIFE PLANNING

bullet Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada - a non-governmental, non-profit organization that was established out of the recognition that Aboriginal people's health needs can best be met and understood by health professionals of a similar cultural background. An affiliate group of the Canadian Nurses Association, it is the only Aboriginal professional nursing organization in Canada.
bullet Assembly of First Nations - Health and Social Secretariat - "We are responsible to protect, maintain, promote, support, and advocate for our inherent, treaty and constitutional rights, (w)holistic health, and the well-being of our nations. This will be achieved through policy analysis, communications, and, most importantly, lobbying on behalf of, representing, supporting, and defending First Nations’ communities and individuals to ensure properly funded services and programs are delivered at the same level enjoyed by all Canadians."
bullet B.C. First Nation Health Handbook - by the BC Ministry of Health Planning and the First Nations Chiefs' Health Committee, A Companion Document to the BC Health Guide.
bullet Finding your Path: A Guide to career and education planning. - by Karen Bailey-Romanko (2003) for First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations School Association in British Columbia, Canada.
bullet First Nations Health Blueprint for British Columbia - a projective plan initiated by the Assembly of First Nations, the First Nations Summit, and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs, 2005.
bullet National Aboriginal Health Organization. - an Aboriginal designed and controlled body, will influence and advance the health and well-being of Aboriginal Peoples through carrying out knowledge-based strategies.



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