UNAVAILABLE This title is no longer available from the publisher Teaching in a Cold and Windy Place: Change in an Inuit School is the well-documented monograph about school change in the Canadian context. This first-person account by Joanne Tompkins details her four years in an Inuit school on Baffin Island, Northwest Territories (Nunavut). Tompkins began her teaching in the community of Anurapaktuq in 1987. She notes that the school was not meeting the needs of the community but after four years of staff and community involvement things began to change.
Indian School Days is the humourous, bitter-sweet autobiography by Ojibwe linguist and storyteller Basil Johnston who was taken from his family at age ten and placed in Jesuit boarding school in northern Ontario. It was 1939 when the feared Indian agent visited Basil Johnston's family and removed him and his four-year-old sister to St. Peter Claver's school, run by the priests in a community known as Spanish, 75 miles from Sudbury. Spanish was a word synonymous with residential school, penitentiary, reformatory, exile, dungeon, whippings, kicks, slaps, all rolled into one.
OUT OF PRINT Residential Schools: The Stolen Years is a collection of writings by First Nations survivors of residential schools in Canada. This collection first published in 1993 includes essays, poetry, short stories, and speeches from 21 survivors or children of residential school survivors. The selections detail the feelings of former students as they struggle to understand the tragedy of the church- and state-run schools. The stories also deal with the pain, and the need to find healing.
First Nations Awareness: Putting It All Together is a curriculum resource developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District for First Nations studies for grades K-7. The resource consists of 10 lessons about the First Nations of the Northwest Coast â€“ Kwakwaka'wakw, Nuu-chah-nulth and Salish. The resource is written in the Cognitive Education method style. This guide allows students to learn about Northwest Coast Peoples and their culture.
First Nations Young People: Becoming Healthy Leaders for Today and Tomorrow, Part Two: Study Track/Career is a comprehensive package of activities designed for secondary level students. The first part deals with learning, communication, study skills, and test taking skills and includes activities, quotes and ideas for discussion. The second part deals with making the transition to the world of work by taking personal interest and skills inventories, awareness of employer requirements, planning a budget, researching in the job market, and creating a record book for use in job search.
First Nations Young People: Becoming Healthy Leaders For Today and Tomorrow Part One: Balance was developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. This school resource was designed to assist families, communities and schools who want to guide their young people in character development so that they become healthy leaders of tomorrow. The philosophy is based on First Nations ideals of balancing healthy mind, body, spirit and emotion.
Limited Quantity Framework for Developing First Nations Curriculums is a teacher resource developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. This comprehensive "how-to" guide assists experienced educators and those just beginning a Native Studies unit. The introduction covers First Nations ethics and principles, and the basic framework required to plan, develop, implement and evaluate the curriculum.
First Nations Full Day Kindergarten: From Our Treasure Box is a teacher resource developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia. The guide consists of more than 300 pages of Northwest Coast cultural components that complement traditional kindergarten skills and concepts. The guide contains information about the program, sample weekly and daily routines, seasonal themes, and cultural materials that support the themes.
OUT OF PRINT This title is no longer available from the publisher Brittney Diana First Nations Cultural Series is a workbook developed by First Nations Education Division of the Greater Victoria School District, British Columbia specifically for grade 5-7. The activities assist the teacher by providing worksheets so the students can learn how First Nations of the Northwest Coast employed problem solving skills in their everyday lives long ago. References to specific Nations include the Salish and the Kwakwaka'wakw.