Indigenous Education


Indigenous Education

Toronto Zoo Turtle Island Conservation Initiative 

The Toronto Zoo in partnership with First Nations communities has developed a variety of fun educational resources focused on traditional ecological knowledge and wetland conservation. Resources incorporate Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee teachings, Ojibwe and Mohawk language, and both Indigenous and Western Science.

ttp://www.torontozoo.com/tz/ticresources

One of their resources in particular, “Ways of Knowing, Earth’s Teachings” has so much great information for all ages about Indigenous ways of knowing.

http://www.torontozoo.com/pdfs/tic/ways-of-knowing.pdf

There are also curriculum based booklets which include many great teachings, discussions, and activities. Have fun exploring! 


Think Indigenous: Online Indigenous Education K-8

This resource through Facebook connects you with Indigenous educators from all over Turtle Island. They provide online learning opportunities for children K-8, all with an Indigenous lens. Here you can find topics such as archery basics, the importance of braids and stress management.

https://www.facebook.com/ThinkIndigenousOnlineEd/posts/113194156972011?__tn__=-R


Deepening Knowledge: Resources for and about Aboriginal Education

This webpage is primarily a place to find teacher resources regarding how to incorporate Indigenous topics into the classroom but if you click through the links on the left side of the page you’ll find tons of resources for engaging with Indigenous knowledge and topics at home. There are endless videos, potential projects and book suggestions. If you look at the bar along the top you can find further connections under “Student Resources”.

https://www.oise.utoronto.ca/deepeningknowledge/Teacher_Resources/index.html


Family Cultural Immersion Camp

Coming out of Wikwemikong Heritage Centre, this link will take you a 20 minute video of some basic Anishinaabemowin and some story time! Good for the whole family. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SjDmnmr9MM