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LEARN supports Education for Reconciliation by working with schools, communities, and organisations to put useful resources in the hands of educators. Our goal is to be more inclusive of Indigenous histories and to foster bonds between communities throughout Quebec.

Teaching Education for Reconciliation

TEACHING EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION

Teaching Education for Reconciliation within our curriculum relates to how and what is taught in schools, and often directly relates to the Quebec curricula in the form of its various subject-area programs.  In the context of reconciliation between peoples, this can also include learning from ancestors (ours and other groups), relationships between students and their (and others') past and present, current issues with regards to indigenous communities, their experiences, etc.  It necessarily also includes reflections on colonialism and its various processes and manifestations.

Resources and sites related to student learning:

Kairos Blanket Exercise Edu-kit
Not just a “one-off” event, you can make the Blanket Exercise a catalyst for learning.  Learn how to prepare and how to plan related lessons.  Go to site

Tips & Guidelines for hosting the Kairos Blanket Exercise in your school:
Use this quick guide to help you to... partner with a local indigenous community, introduce it to adults first, know your audience, and see reconciliation as an ongoing process.  Download

100 Years of Loss Kit
An excellent curriculum kit for grades 6 and up about the Apology and IRS history with 12 lesson plans, supporting resources and visual aids, and teacher briefing sheets (Order page - recommended you request the ‘teacher bundle’ rather than the ‘edu kit’). Go to site 

Project of Heart Quebec blog and resources 
"Project of Heart” is an inquiry-based, hands-on, collaborative, inter-generational, artistic journey of seeking truth about the history of Aboriginal people in Canada.  Resources on site include key documents, maps, timelines and more, as well as links to various Quebec-based sources. "Steps" walk students from discovery to social action.  Go to site

Social justice competencies and essential counter histories
Developed by Lisa Taylor (Bishops University) these strategies help students frame and infuse their learning through the perspective of social justice and the active transformation of all forms of discrimination.   Download

LEARN's developing history materials tracing examples of "other essential histories"  
From Abenaki to Innu (Montagnais), from Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) to Huronne-Wendat, various specific peoples and groups have always participated in our national story, though their stories sometimes get left out of official programs.   Go to page

General resource site with sections useful for educators (ex. History, English, etc.)

Quebec Aboriginal Tourism sections on: History and CultureLegends, Maps  etc. Go to site

Indigenous peoples in Quebec.  Various entries on Wikipedia.  Go to site

Aboriginal peoples in Quebec (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada)  Go to site

 

 

 

Include or expand Education for Reconciliation in the classroom and beyond: classroom activities, curriculum connections, and other resources for educators.  [Open this section]

 

Learning about Education for Reconciliation

LEARNING ABOUT EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION

Stories of Reconciliation 
from Community Foundations of Canada.  Go to site

Working It Out Together
Currently in Season 3, this a thirteen-part documentary series that follows Kanien’kehá:ka Olympian and Health Advocate Waneek Horn-Miller on a journey to reclaim well-being, build an Indigenous movement of positive change. Go to site

Wapikoni Mobile
Films produced throughout Quebec by Indigenous youth.  Go to site

Quebec Aboriginal Tourism
Culture, legends, nations.  Information about the Indigenous communities you can visit throughout Quebec.  Go to site

McGill First People's House Library
List of recommended books.  Go to site

Kanien’kehá:ka Kanakeráhsera Kahnawà:ke Branch of the Mohawk Nation
Learn more about the Haudenosaunee, a constitutional democracy that has existed since time immemorial and in particular the Kanien’kehá:ka people, history and culture.
Go to site

McCord Museum Thematic tours
Images and information on various First Nation cultures. Go to main site and also browse specific tours below:

Innu Nation's Culture & History Bibliography of Innu works  
An organization that formally represents the Innu of Labrador, in the two Innu communities of Sheshatshiu and Natuashish.  Booklist but also on community, culture, and history.
Go to site

Tipatshimuna:  Innu stories from the land
Virtual Museum of Canada site on Innu and their history and territory.   Go to site

Naskapi Community website
Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach.  Information on its people, location, community, etc. Go to site

Creeculture.ca
Cree Culture and Language Department of the Cree Nation Government (CNG) of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee (northern Quebec). Information on language and culture and related projects. Go to site

Anishinabenation.ca
Learn about various Algonquin Nations, their history and current news and issues. Go to site

 

Learn more about the history and current state of affairs of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis populations in Quebec and Canada: resources for educators, families, and community.  [Open this section]

 

Helping create a culture of Education for Reconciliation

CREATING A CULTURE OF EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION

Developing a culture in schools and communities.  Here you will find examples and resources related to how schools can develop an awareness of Indigenous peoples, history, culture and other issues as well as models for how to partner with local and provincial indigenous communities, organizations, and elders.
 

To help schools think about Education for Reconciliation:
 

Stories from CLC Schools
Blanket Exercise in the Lower North Shore Go to page

Projects of Heart, and related activities, completed 2012-2013 school year. Go to site

Our Dreams Matter Too
First Nations Child and Family Caring Society project, a walk & letter writing campaign. Go to site

 

Shannen's Dream Club
Resources from the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.  Go to site

Une trousse pédagogique destinée aux élèves du primaire et du secondaire.
(Le Centre d'amitié autochtone de Val-d'Or)  Go to site

Enhancing Indigenous Education Through Co-Creation
Conferences and co-creation examples for Indigenous youth.  Go to site

First Nation Education Council of Quebec
Go to site

A convenient map of First Nations and Inuit communities in Quebec Download

 

Be part of a developing culture of Education for Reconciliation in schools and beyond: success stories, projects, tools, partnership opportunities, and more.  [Open this section]

CONTACTS AND WHAT'S NEW IN EDUCATION FOR RECONCILIATION (#Ed4RecLEARN)

Keep up to date on what's happening on LEARN and elsewhere throughout the province.  Follow us and contribute to this site's resources by tweeting suggestions to #Ed4RecLEARN.

Contact us at LEARN

Sarah Manolson 
Provincial Resource Team
The Community Learning Centre Initiative
LEARN and @sarahmanolson

Paul Rombough
Pedagogical Services
Social Sciences and Personal Development
LEARN and @paulrombo
 

OTHER FOLKS TO FOLLOW!

Kairos @kairoscanada

Idle No More QC @IdleNoMoreQC

APTN National  @APTNNews

CBC Indigenous @CBCIndigenous

Innu Meshkenu @Innu_Meshkenu

ReconciliationCanada @Rec_Can

GovCan - Indigenous @GCIndigenous

Starleigh_grass  @starleigh_grass

Windspeaker News @windspeakernews

 

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