Orange Shirt Day/Truth & Reconciliation Resources
·These four boards aim to support educators in discussing Residential Schools and their ongoing legacy with their students: Orange Shirt Day Books: books on…
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Orange Shirt Day Books
Residential School Lessons and Resources
Professional Development and Ongoing History
Some books that highlight historical events, Indigenous ways of teaching, family connections and ways of understanding the world through an Indigenous lens
They Came for the Children: Canada, aboriginal peoples, and the residential schools
This report, published by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, deals with the history, purpose, operation, and supervision of the residential school system, the effect and consequences of the system, and its ongoing legacy.
Interrupted childhoods: Over-representation of Indigenous and Black children in Ontario child welfare
This report discusses the ongoing impact of child welfare services on removing Indigenous children from their homes. It traces the legacy of Residential Schools through the Sixties Scoop to ongoing policies which remove Indigenous children from their homes today.
This article provides insight into the history of the development of Canada's public school system, and the tandem development of the residential school sytem by Egerton Ryerson in the early 1900's. In reading, consider the overlap in ideology we may see in our modern system which retains its structures from this initial history.
The Sockeye Mother
To the Gitxsan people of Northwestern British Columbia, the sockeye salmon is more than just a source of food. Over its life cycle, it nourishes the very land and forests that the Skeena River runs through and where the Gitxsan make their home. The Sockeye Mother explores how the animals, water, soil, and seasons are all intertwined.
Wisdom Weaver - Salina Bookshelf Inc
In this heartwarming story, an adoring Navajo granddaughter learns the process of making a traditional Navajo rug from her patient grandmother. Step by meticulous step, the young girl learns the time-consuming process, from shearing and cleaning the wool of the sheep, to spinning the wool into yarn, and finally to weaving at the loom. However, the granddaughter learns not only how to physically make the rug, but also the type of patience and positive mental strength which is required to produce
You're Just Right, 2014) - Indigenous & First Nations Kids Books - Strong Nations
"We love you as the sun rises high / as the stars shine brilliant and bright. / From the moment we first heard your cry, / we knew in our hearts, "You're just right!" And so begins the telling of the birth and transformation of an indigenous baby from childhood to teen years to womanhood, supported throughout her journey by loving and supportive parents
Nimoshom and His Bus
Nimoshom loves to drive the school bus. Every day, on the way to and from school, he has something to say. Sometimes, he tells the children silly stories. Sometimes, he teaches the children a new word in Cree. Nimoshom and His Bus introduces basic Cree words. A glossary is included in the back of the book.
Powwow Counting in Cree
This unique counting book introduces Cree numbers, from one to ten. Featuring powwow* imagery that reflects the rich culture and tradition of the Cree people, rhyme, rhythm, and glowing illustration combine to make language learning a joyful experience for young readers. A pronunciation guide is included in the back of the book.