Provincial Curriculums 

Here you will find the Ministry of Education - First Nations, Métis and Inuit Connections: Scope and Sequence of Expectations Resource guide for each participating province below.

Ontario 9-12 curriculum

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Truth & Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action

DOWNLOAD & READ the overview of the 94 Calls to Actions from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. See how many relate to education for example call to action #62. 


First Nations University

Students who display a new curiosity may want to know where to study further, either as a study stream or through a few courses to incorporate this in their career paths. First Nations University is an example of Indigenous-led University which incorporates Indigenous worldview in every stream they offer as well as their online courses. 

To connect students to possible careers and post-secondary institutions connected to Indigenous people and world views, familiarize yourself with our '4 Seasons of Reconciliation' collaborator, First Nations University of Canada. In class, during the unit or afterwards, you can point out the course selection and education paths not only related to 'Indigenous Studies' but traditional choices offered from an Indigenous lens. 

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Thomas King and His Book The Inconvenient Indian

The Next Book On Your Reading List

If you only have time to to read one book as your prepare to teach this unit, make it 'The Inconvenient Indian' by Thomas King. At once a “history” and the complete subversion of a history—in short, a critical and personal meditation that the remarkable Thomas King has conducted over the past 50 years about what it means to be “Indian” in North America. 

This is a book both timeless and timely, burnished with anger but tempered by wit, and ultimately a hard-won offering of hope -- a sometimes inconvenient, but nonetheless indispensable account for all of us, Indian and non-Indian alike, seeking to understand how we might tell a new story for the future.

Available for purchase at: Amazon, Chapters-Indigo, Penguin Random House.


The 8th Fire

Out of the Anishinabe's Seven Fires comes the idea of the eighth: the settler community and Aboriginal peoples must come together for harmony and justice. "8th Fire" series travels coast to coast with host and journalist Wab Kinew to show the need Canada has to mend its relationship with the Aboriginal people and offer a way to get it right the second time around.

4 one hour episodes:

Wab Kinew and the 8th Fire

The Big Six Historical Concepts posters

Big Six Historical Concepts

The Grade 10 History Unit incorporates the ‘The Big 6’: The six historical concepts heralded by Canadian educators. 

You can print their poster for your classroom HERE: 

You can visit their website HERE: 


CP: erry Bellegarde, right, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says Canada must close the quality-of-life chasm between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people. “That gap ... is not good for the country,” Bellegarde says

CP: erry Bellegarde, right, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, says Canada must close the quality-of-life chasm between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people. “That gap ... is not good for the country,” Bellegarde says

Government Commitment to Reconciliation 

Reconciliation is the responsibility of all Canadians. As such, in July 2015, Canada’s Premiers commit to act on TRC recommendations after meeting with native leaders. The following links demonstrate provincial and federal statements and commitments to reconciliation education.

Ontario

Statement by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne on the implementation of New Indigenous Training and Education Requirements.

The Journey Together: Ontario’s Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. 

British Columbia

B.C. puts reconciliation at the heart of relationship with Aboriginal people: FACT SHEET