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The We Dance


Show the world it’s cool to care. Learn the We Day dance and join thousands of people across North America who feel the passion and energy of the movement.

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From flash mobs to group performances, the We Day dance is a perfect way to generate interest in your cause in a fun, unexpected way.

Be a part of the movement. Learn the We Day dance…http://www.weday.com/event/dance

 

 

 

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Animal School


A eye-opening reflection on how we view children and how we teach children in our current education system…we could learn a lot from Animals!

 

Check out Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories


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Shannon Houle has recommended that you check out Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories:

Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories

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The James Bay Cree Communications Society has begun the process of archiving all of the audio recordings that it has done over the past 30 years. This is a large undertaking since JBCCS has over 200 separate pieces of media with multiple recordings on each of them. We are taking these media (reel to reels and audio cassettes) and transferring them to a computer. From there we will be able to put the MP3 files on our website so that people can access them. Some of the categories of recordings are: teachings, legends, storytelling, historical events, and conferences. These recordings were also used to create a radio broadcast show called “Wehskaach Diibaachimuun” meaning Old Stories.

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Resources: Teaching, ATA, & Local Educational History


Here are some great websites to reference:

 

Aboriginal Classroom Resources


Stone: One of the books from the series

7 GENERATIONS SERIES

by David Alexander Robertson, illustrated by Scott B. Henderson
for grades 9–12

7 Generations* is an epic, 4-book graphic novel series that spans three centuries and seven generations. The central character in the series is Edwin. Edwin, an Aboriginal teenager, must learn of his family’s past if he is to have any future. The impact of his journey of discovery, and the revelation that follows, will change his life.

Stone
Introduces Edwin who learns of his ancestor Stone, a young Plains Cree man.

Scars
The story of the orphan White Cloud, set against the smallpox epidemic of 1870-1871.

Ends/Begins
The story of Edwin’s father, and the residential school saga.

The Pact
A story of redemption, as Edwin and his father reconcile their past and begin a new journey.

The stories that run through 7 Generations explore the following historical concepts of the Plains Cree culture:

  • social customs, including family life, marriage, and subsistence
  • political structures
  • traditional games
  • spiritual practices and rituals
  • conflict

BUY AT AMAZON: David Robertson books available

Great ideas for using the series in your classroom can be found in the Teacher’s Guide for 7 Generations Series. A FREE copy of the guide is available for downloading. Click here.

A correlation chart for the Ontario Native Studies Curriculum for Grades 9–12  is available for downloading. Click Here

A correlation chart for the Ontario Social Studies Curriculum for Grades 9–12 is available for downloading. Click Here

*Please note content may be disturbing to some readers.

 

Saddle Lake Post Secondary Graduation Project


Saddle Lake Cree Nation is currently conducting a graduation project to initiate community pride and celebrate their graduates…

Stay updated and visit this site to see their progress!

http://slpssmokesignals.wordpress.com/graduation-project-post-secondary/

 

 

Canadian Indian Residential Schools


Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Interim Report

Bisbicis Law Office

Indian Residential School Claims


Attending Indian Residential Schools was mandatory for many Aboriginals and over 150,000 Aboriginal children were separated from their families and communities because of Canada’s policies. Canada and various churches operated Residential Schools across the country for over a century. Approximately 80,000 former students survive today.

If you are a survivor you may be entitled to compensation.

Web Searches & Other Resources:

IRS Search Results

Alberta: Indian Residential Schools – List of Schools

Alberta Trek marks Aboriginal Day of Healing – Blue Quills Completed their 4th Annual Day of Healing May 26, 2008

Blue Quills Indian Residential School: Commemorative Book

Blue Quills First Nations College: ACIMOWIN

Canadian Residential School – Great for Education class & contradicts BILL 94

CDC Online Search

Eric J Large (Saddle Lake Cree Nation) Interview

Hidden From History

Remembering The Children

Residential Schools: Expecting more than ‘sorry’ – Interview of Shannon Houle and her mother, Alma Marten (Janvier/Houle) by Edmonton Journal on June 8, 2008

Statement of Apology: Steven Harper made June 11, 2008 in the Canadian House of Commons

Vancouver Sun: Hope for a New Era

Where Are The Children?

Where Are The Children?: Projector < Must Watch

 
 
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