Knowledge Exchange

Indigenous knowledge is rooted in a relational context where everything is interconnected; it is inherent to the connection between the land and all living beings.

In this section knowledges from First Nations, Inuit and Metis perspectives will be shared in the form of literature, videos and additional website resources.


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Mapping Indigenous languages in Canada (Language Families), Canadian Geographic

This web page provides information about Canada’s 12 Indigenous language families and provides details about where those languages are being spoken.

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Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association - A Story of Five Sites

The Ontario Aboriginal Head Start Association shares a story about five of the thirteen sites in urban and northern communities in Ontario. The sites highlighted in the video include: Hamilton, Fort Erie, Ottawa, Thunder Bay, and Sioux Lookout. Each site dives into how culture and language is instilled into their programs.

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Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

A free course: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education offered by: UBCx

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Resilience and the power of one

A TedTalk video, with Monique Grey Smith. The focus of the video is on the 4 blankets of resiliency and how one person can have an impact in fostering resilience

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Thinking with Nunangat in proposing pedagogies for/with Inuit early childhood education.

In the following dissertation Rowan (2017), proposes pedagogies for/with Inuit early childhood education. Please see the following synopses for chapters 3, 5, and 6. Chapter 3: Theoretical Framework (dissertation p. 50). Nunangat is an Inuktitut word which references land, water and ice. In this chapter, Rowan (2017), proposes that Nunangat Pedagogies as a way of working on the land, with Inuit knowledge holders, in Inuit languages, in order to live Inuit ways of knowing and being in early childhood practice. Chapter 5: Thinking with land: working with Elders (dissertation p. 111). In this chapter Rowan (2017), writes about a land-based excursion to collect avalaqiat - willow branches. The purpose is to demonstrate the values of working with Elders and traditional knowledge holders in pedagogical practice. Chapter 6: Fox Trappings in Early Childhood (dissertation p. 139). In this article, Rowan (2017), reflects on ways in which children, educators, families and researchers learned about foxes. Here Rowan (2017), shows how thinking with Nunangat: land, water and ice, provided a strategy to learn about fox histories, biologies and presences, in connection with a child care centre in Nunavik.

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Traditional history and characteristic sketches of the Ojibway Nation by George Copway

This website provides a copy of The traditional history and characteristic sketches of the Ojibway nation by George Copway digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University.

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Waking Up Ojibwe

This website contains various resources for educators: Language Kits, Readings, and Videos

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