Education is one of the most powerful ways to move forward towards Reconciliation. Several Canadian universities offer free online courses, available to anyone, that explore Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada.
This 12-lesson course from the Faculty of Native Studies is offered from an Indigenous perspective, and explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Click to access.
This course explores indigenous ways of knowing and covers topics including historical, social, and political issues connected to cultural, spiritual and philosophical themes in Aboriginal worldviews. Click to access.
We would like to thank the Coast Salish people, specifically the Squamish Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, whose traditional territory the North Vancouver School District resides on.
We value the opportunity to learn, live, and share educational experiences on this traditional territory.
Science First Peoples offers information regarding how First Peoples perspectives in science can be recognized and included in science inquiry, as well as curriculum planning suggestions and fully developed units corresponding with the BC science curriculum.
Annotated listings provided in this guide identify currently available authentic First Peoples texts that students can work with to meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas.