Professional Development

Learning more about the cultures of Aboriginal peoples in Saskatchewan, the history of the treaties signed, and the impacts of the Residential School system is important to gain a deeper understanding when addressing these concepts with young learners.  

 

Here are some videos, books, and courses that are available.

Videos
Books
Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education
Unsettling the Colonial Places and Spaces of Early Childhood Education

by Veroncia Pacini-Ketchabaw and Affrica Taylor Image Source:https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51esXAWWcSL._SX312_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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Teaching Truly
Teaching Truly

by Donald Trent Jacob Image Source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41xZQrlwOwL._SX328_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood
Language, Learning, and Culture in Early Childhood

by Ann Anderson, Jim Anderson, Jan Hare, and Marianne McTavish Image Source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51r7LLNhplL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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The Affective Curriculum Teaching the Anti-bias Approach to Young Children
The Affective Curriculum Teaching the Anti-bias Approach to Young Children

by Nadia Saderman Hall and Valerie Rhomberg Image Source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/512FRhbjb5L._SX381_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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Supporting Indigenous Children's Development- Community-University Parnerships
Supporting Indigenous Children's Development- Community-University Parnerships

by Jessica Ball and Alan Pearce Image Source: http://web.uvic.ca:8080/webcoor/scyc2011/images/publications/ball_pence_000.jpg

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Dancing On Our Turtle's Back- Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence
Dancing On Our Turtle's Back- Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence, and a New Emergence

by Leanne Simpson Image Source: https://books.google.ca/books/content?id=C38RKQEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&imgtk=AFLRE70yBREAlqa3vP_6wtUcQH-ckMrP69M_ml-2C-mNfKbtcVo8jWh3Kmo-bNecgplO6N9QkTF_Y293DOLfXDuKJ6FkMI5j5d-Y2pVHM0o8Gw0IFSqyCWQ_VK3R3nWXnMALqJpNJaip

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What We Have Learned
What We Have Learned

by Murray Sinclair, Chief Wilton Littlechild, and Dr. Marie Wilson Image Source: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/515zlBavgPL._SX349_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg

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Teaching Each Other
Teaching Each Other

by Keith Goulet and Linda M. Goulet Image Source: http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQlz_srpDKBszwRXVQd-KG9IA5wbiPYEre98_SajPso95AAdSqt

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Indigenous Storywork
Indigenous Storywork

by Jo-ann Archibald Image Source: https://books.google.ca/books/content?id=PI_tVlgftg8C&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&edge=curl&imgtk=AFLRE732iU6rzsbcMgIUdl4KCpT9qqJV-F6oqtf1TAPpipNHRMCKRxZ_EiBOn7a-wIY5J1EnY9qiAFEb4wR88BYNNygwPlzasyeEZTZcs6mUlKUgRKCoNKFUTNlOcRJeM7v7h3AQIL4l

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Decolonizing Education
Decolonizing Education

by Marie Battiste Image Source: http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSKbzv2uIENmX0l8sT-jo4056TYIoQ48GOlisQGdMEifG1vrg5T

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Culturally Relevant Aboriginal Education
Culturally Relevant Aboriginal Education

by Nicole Bell and TerryLynn Brant Image Source: https://books.google.ca/books/content?id=U6S0oAEACAAJ&printsec=frontcover&img=1&zoom=1&imgtk=AFLRE70xwVAH9pS9mZs1LEwTkUnzxdn024xLejkXXXIUKPCc6sQ4J18ulnNb3cixBBpfi1kMp0KcDPZq_u73RNys-8m1t25BsxuP4vFsn3iClfoykwZE70BT6es1PMXlTUu8C8E3mhmj

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Courses and Workshops

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It's Our Time AFN Education Tool Kit
It's Our Time AFN Education Tool Kit

The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It's Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. The resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action.

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Think Indigenous Conference
Think Indigenous Conference

Our formal theme, "Inspiring change through Indigenous knowledges & reconciliation” is at the heart of the Indian Teacher Education Program and the College of Education. Through the beauty of education we hope to inspire educators to incorporate Indigenous Knowledges into the everyday practices of teaching.

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University of Alberta
University of Alberta

FREE Online MOOC course. Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. To register: https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada

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It's Our Time AFN Education Tool Kit
It's Our Time AFN Education Tool Kit

The Assembly of First Nations has developed the It's Our Time First Nations Tool Kit as the basis of a comprehensive strategy to reach out to First Nations students, teachers, schools, communities and the Canadian public at large. The resource is designed to bring together First Nations and non-First Nations people and foster a spirit of cooperation, understanding, and action.

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University of Alberta MOOC

UBC MOOC  *highly recommend*

The Blanket Exercise