Education is an important area of focus as all Canadians work to address the Calls to Action made by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.
“Together, Canadians must do more than just talk about reconciliation; we must learn how to practice reconciliation in our everyday lives-within ourselves and our families, and in our communities, governments, places of worship, schools and workplaces. To do so constructively, Canadians must remain committed to the ongoing work of establishing and maintaining respectful relationships,” (p.16). Truth and Reconciliation (2015) Final Report. National Center for Truth and Reconciliation, University of Manitoba: Winnipeg, MN.
We have compiled resources about Indigenous Peoples, History, and Knowledge available for FPA instructors, staff, students, and the general public. We are providing pertinent educational information available: this is not an endorsement for any services not-for-profit or for profit. To add to this listing please contact us.
- Collaborative Indigenous Learning Bundles from Carleton University (for course instructors)
- The Ojigkwanong Centre
- Knowledge Keepers program (teaching circles on a wide variety of topics)
Massive Open Online Courses
- Indigenous Canada offered by the University of Alberta (always available)
- Aboriginal Worldviews and Education offered by the University of Toronto (always available)
- Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education offered by the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Education (starts in April 1, 2019)
In Person Courses
- Decolonizing Education Certificate offered by Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Indigegogy
- Indigenous Educators’ Certificate in Indigegogy offered by Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Indigegogy
- Wholistic Professional Development Workshops offered by Wilfrid Laurier University, Centre for Indigegogy
- Indigenous Leadership and Management programs presented by the Banff Centre
Upcoming Events & Conferences
- Fall 2019 (tentative): 2019 National Building Reconciliation Forum presented by Algoma University, Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig (an Anishinaabe Institution), Cape Breton University, Nipissing University and the University of Northern British Columbia.
- Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering hosted by First Peoples House of Learning & Chanie Wenjack School of Indigenous Studies at Trent University
- Think Indigenous, a podcast series that highlights the annual conference
- Indigenous Top Ten a bi-weekly publication from Academica
- Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions; A Professional Learning Series offered through BCcampus
- Guide for Working with Indigenous Students: Interdisciplinary Development Initiative (IDI) in Applied Indigenous Scholarship (pdf) from Western University
- It’s Our Time: Indigenous Culturally Relevant Modules Tool Kit from the Assembly of First Nations
- Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in K-12 Teaching from the University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education