Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC)
Teachers in SD36 can visit and sign out resources from the Aboriginal Resource Centre. Sign onto the catalogue and search the database for fiction, non-fiction, teacher reference and visual media resources.. To request resources, please contact Cathy Norton at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604 595-6102. To search the online catalogue click here.
Newsletters and Magazines - NEW
There are a number of free publications available online that are excellent. We've listed a few here. If you know of any others, please feel free to let us know and we can add them to our list.
- Martin Family Initiative: This is an excellent resource. It provides information regarding initiatives all over Canada that are working towards improving eduction for Aboriginal Learners. They send out a monthly newsletter highlighting best practices.
- Through a Different Lens: This is a Vancouver based, teacher developed website that sends out monthly newsletters. Their focus is highlighting best practices that support Aboriginal learners through alternate methods of instruction and assessment.
- Chelsea Vowels blog - Chelsea is an amazing writer to wrote Indigenous Writes. This is her blog.
Looking for Aboriginal Resources/Supplies?
- Bigfoot Moccasin sells beads, leather, drum kits, and so much more.
- Strong Nations - Not every book on this site has been approved by Surrey but Strong Nations has the largest collection of Indigenous books.
- Native Northwest - this is a warehouse store that sells all kinds of things. They have posters, magnets, board books, stamps, colouring books and more all with Aboriginal designs. 1644 West 75th Ave . Phone: 604.266.9044
- Finger puppets - email@example.com.
- Native Reflections website
- Bannock Queen - email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Shayma Priya - Pow Wow Dancer: email@example.com
- Green Barn Pottery - for clay
- Tree Cookies (wooden discs to use to make Waltes Dice)
- Patrick Calihou - Metis Carver: 604 307-1122
- First Voices Website . First Voices is updating their website! Check it out!
- Interactive First Nations Language Map
- First Nation Language Map of BC
- Listen to Ruler of the Forest Why Racoon wears a mask - read in Hulqumimum
- Squamish Language App is now available!
- Canadian Fingerspelling and Aboriginal Languages
- What to learn the Michif Language? Here is a link to the Cree language dictionary!
- How to pronounce First Nation communities site 1 site 2
- X̱wi7x̱wa Library - collections and services reflect Aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning, and research
- There are numerous language aps now available through the ITUNES store.
Aboriginal Geographic Maps
- Map of Aboriginal communities in BC - English
- Map of Aboriginal Communities by Territories
- Interactive map of Canada showing FNMI communities and detailed profiles and links to FNMI websites.
- This is a new resource related to the geographic location of all the residential schools situated in Canada.
- Mission School District's Indigenous website: it has lots of fabulous resources.
- North Vancouver Website that provides units for all grades, and all subjects.
- BCTF Aboriginal Education Teacher Resources
- This is a guide for teachers who support Aboriginal Learners. It gives detailed background information on the Indigenous peoples and how their lives changed after contact.
- Indigenous Ally Kit
- Calls to Action -Truth and Reconciliation
- Anna Crosland at George Vanier created this amazing document that links Aboriginal Book titles to the Core Competencies (specifically Social Emotional Learning)
- 11 Things you should know about oral traditions
- Shared Learnings K - 10 (Drama, Dance, ELA, Heath and Career Education, Math, Music, PE, Science, Socials and Visual Arts)
- Aboriginal Enhancement School Network and Network of Inquiry and Innovation (See sample inquiry projects)
- Aboriginal Education Resources - Ministry of Education
- Traditional Food Facts (from First Nations Health Council)
- Healthy Bannock and Berry recipe
- Feasting Toolkit - this link takes you to a short movie that talks about the importance of food fish and harvesting. There are downloadable ebooks available too.
- This is an old document but has some interesting ideas about Best Practices for working with Aboriginal Learners.
- Aboriginal place names
- Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity, and Recreation Council website - There are great grant opportunities here!
- Walking Together - a great resource that connects teachers/students with the land - Alberta resource.
- First Nations, Metis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario - Treaties & Governance, Science, Math, IRSR, Social Justice, Discrimination, Colonialism, Allyship, History, etc.....
- Seven Sacred Laws - a story of the Seven Teachings
- First Nations Health Authority - Canning and Preserving Foods
- North Vancouver School District Unit Overviews and Big Ideas
- They Don't Know What They Don't Know : CBC Interviews with teachers about integrating Indigenous content
- Handbook for Educators of Aboriginal Students - Thompson River University
Understanding Bias and Privilege
- Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack of Settler Privilege (part 1)
- Settler Fragility: Why Settler Privilege is so Hard to Talk About (part 2)
Acknowledging Territories Protocol
Physical Education Links
Move, Play - Traditional games: developed in Alberta
Move, Play - Traditional games: developed in Alberta