Resources on the Empowering Spirit website were developed by Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) as a result of grants from Alberta Education to support implementation.
The Seven Sacred Teachings, also known as the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others.
Weaving Ways - Indigenous Ways of Knowing in Classrooms and Schools The Weaving Ways resource is an introductory guide to support teachers in considering how Indigenous knowledge systems can support a rich experience for students in their classrooms.
Indigenous Education in Alberta Alberta Education is committed to improving education outcomes and creating opportunities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit students in Alberta.
Indigenous Insights video series Alberta School Boards Association (ASBA) Recognizing the multiplicity of nation, voice, community and teachings of Indigenous peoples in Alberta, along with the diversity of experience of school board trustees, the Indigenous Advisory Circle members envisioned a series of videos in which they could provide a foundational level of knowledge upon which Boards could build within the territory where they live and work. The Indigenous Insights series is the result of their vision and commitment to support trustee learning for reconciliation in Alberta.
Walking Together First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum digital resource.
The Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) Indigenous Education and Walking TogetherStepping Stones Series Stepping Stones is a publication of the Alberta Teachers’ Association Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation and is intended to support certificated teachers on their learning journey to meet the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Foundational Knowledge competency in the Teaching Quality Standard.
Education is Our Buffalo Written by a team of Indigenous writers, this guide is intended to increase awareness of Indigenous history, cultures, languages, worldviews, and contemporary realities.
Rupertsland Institute is an affiliate of the Métis Nation of Alberta and holds a triple mandate in education, training and research.
The Legacy of Hope Foundation(LHF) is a national Indigenous-led, charitable organization founded in 2000 with the goal of educating and raising awareness about the history and many legacies of the Residential School System. These include the direct and ongoing impacts on First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Survivors, their communities, and their descendants.
First Contact (series) Aboriginal People’s Television Network (APTN) - 3 episodes Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn six participants’ lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario, and the coast of BC to visit Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Awareness Canada Online Indigenous Awareness Training Learn about Canada’s Indigenous People and help non-indigenous Canadians and Indigenous peoples move toward reconciliation.
GoodMinds.com Indigenous Books for schools and libraries. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit books.
The KAIROS Blanket Exercise This one-hour participatory workshop will help participants understand how colonization of the land we now know as Canada has impacted the people who lived here long before settlers arrived. Through this exercise participants will explore the nation-to-nation relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada, how this relationship has been damaged over the years, and how they can work toward reconciliation. http://kairosblanketexercise.org/
150 Acts of Reconciliation for Canada’s 150 Guide to reconciliation for non-Indigenous Canadians A special list for Canada 150 — of reconciliation acts any Canadian can do if they are ready to rethink their views about their Indigenous peers.
Colouring it Forward ...more than a colouring book. A series of books and calendars about different nations, and tells the story about Canada’s First Nations people.