Category Archives: General

Meaning of Aboriginal Hair

Remember ATEP peers when I mentioned the sacredness of Aboriginal hair, well here is a scientific view (not discovery because it implies Aboriginal people didn’t know)
Read on & enjoy: The Truth About Hair and Why Indians Would Keep Their Hair Long — Science of the Spirit —

Hey, maybe Avatar wasn’t so far fetched lol

Take Care,Shannon M Houle

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Posted by on December 8, 2011 in General


Tim Wise – The Pathology of White Privilege

Tim Wise – The Pathology of White Privilege
Wise provides a non-confrontational explanation of white privilege and the damage it does not only to people of color but to white people as well.


EDPS 410 Ethics & Law

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Posted by on November 14, 2011 in General


Aboriginal Student Services Centre (ASSC) donates backpacks to ATEP

Hello Everyone,

Thought I would share a newsletter from the University of Alberta’s ASSC.  In September they donated 25 backpacks to us & they shared this on their Moose Tracks Monthly Newsletter.

ASSC Delivering the Back packs



Here is ASSC delivering the backpacks to the ATEP offices for delivery to our Cold Lake & Lac La Biche campuses.








We are proudly displaying our gifts (can see original on Moose Tracks)



Here are pictures of us displaying our wonderful gifts.  Thank you so much ASSC from all of us.








Crystal in London, England with backpack ~ she is there to speak on the effects of the Tar Sands on our Aboriginal way of life, traditions, infringement on our Treaties, & Mother Earth


Who would have thought, their backpack would have ended up in London, England a few months later.  To understand more of why our peer Crystal Lameman-Cardinal is overseas, please read the following:

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Posted by on November 11, 2011 in Community Events/Activities, General


WEB 2.0

Here are some WEB 2.0 Resources for their main home page. I hope this helps when using in your Lesson Plans:

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Discovery Education:
Conquering Technophobia: Web 2.0 Explained:


NEW BOOK by Janet WIlson: Shannen and the Dream for a School

Here is a must see…


Shannen Koostachin of Attawapiskat First Nation had a dream – safe and comfy schools and culturally based education for First Nations children and youth. She worked tirelessly to try to convince the federal government to give First Nations children a proper education before tragically passing away at the age of 15 years old in 2010. Now it is our turn to carry her dream forward.

“All students in Canada deserve a learning environment that they are proud to attend, and that gives them hope. 
We want the same hope as every other Canadian  student.”              
                                 Shannen Koostachin, 13, 
                               Attawapiskat First Nation

Janet Wilson, Canadian Author, Artist, Speaker has written a book on Shannen’s Dream.  Janet also has written other excellent books to add to your resources, classroom, and/or library.


Recently Released book called “Shannen and the Dream for a School“:


Are You Not Sure How to teach your Kids about Internet Privacy & get Media Literate?

Here is an excellent resource for Teachers and Parents, or just anyone wanting to educate themselves on responsible use on the Internet…

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Media Awareness Network (MNET)

Media and Internet Resources for Teachers & Parents

Resources and support for everyone interested in media literacy and digital literacy for young people. To learn how to get the most out of the tools and resources…


Book Review by our ATEP Class of the HUNCHBACK ASSIGNMENTS

Adventure, Suspense, Heart Pounding thought provoking…

“When Mr. Socrates, a member of the shadowy Permanent Association, hears of a hunchbacked infant with the ability to transform his appearance…naming him Modo…raises…in isolation, training him to become a secret agent.”  Soon he meets the beautiful agent Octavia Milkweed and together they help Mr. Socrates “stop the mad scientist Dr. Hyde before he unleashes his monstrous plans upon unsuspecting Londoners” staged during the Victorian era of the 1800s.

This adventurous, intriguing, “action packed adventure”, suspenseful, heart pounding, non-fictional story evoked mixed emotions in the readers from horror to sympathy to anticipation to anger; however, the common theme is they were “hooked”!

This book is geared towards grades 4 and up but it was discussed that the teacher would need to be aware of the students’ abilities and personality to get the most out of the novel because of the length, content, vocabulary, and reading level.

The unique characters really brought out the story in the book and allowed the readers to connect with them in various ways through Slade’s emotionally impacting and revealing introduction of each character in the beginning.  Author Arthur Slade did an excellent “job maintaining suspense” that the reader had a hard time putting the book down and encouraged further reading of the series.

Chapter 33 was the most intriguing chapter for me because of the underlying message the reader would receive during Modo’s intellectually strategic technique to save the children and stop the Clockwork Guilt’s evil plan.  Modo’s gift and actions in the storyline was so thought provoking that it allowed the reader to look within to look at their beliefs and interpret, from their perceptive, what moral message they would receive from the story.  It was interesting how each of us received the same similar overall message of how feeling understood, validated, and worthy can allow us to see our inner power and strength.  In addition, to helping us to believe in our self, trusting our inner voice to get us through anything; however, upon further reflection, we also received additional messages based on our experiences, morals, and beliefs like love yourself; let go of anger it only harms self and permits others to control us; and how courage and inspiration can go along way.  In addition, I liked how one of the readers said to value your inner power and “positive thinking and finding that one person in life you can listen to and get strength from” helps us all.  This is a very powerful message for young people to understand because a youth’s life can be so confusing sometimes. It was very interesting reading different points of views about what lesson(s) were embedded in Modo’s strategy to save the children.

This novel was a pleasure for the readers and a great resource for the classroom; in addition to the great resources via website like book reviews, study guide, videos, and more.  Overall, we can all agree this is an excellent and fun read!

Download the Attached PDF FIle for use in the classroom.


Blue Quills First Nations College ~ Reclaiming What was lost video

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Posted by on September 14, 2011 in General


Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans

Bolivia Set to Pass Historic ‘Law of Mother Earth’ Which Will Grant Nature Equal Rights to Humans.

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Posted by on September 8, 2011 in General

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