Yearly Archives: 2020

Orange Shirt Day: Guiding Conversations about Residential Schools in the Classroom

September 30th is Orange Shirt Day—a nationally-recognized event to acknowledge the harm inflicted by residential schools. For educators, this day represents a special opportunity to engage young people in important discussions about residential schools and other structures of systemic racism.  There’s no way around it; these conversations are hard. They’re painful, delicate—and necessary. So, where […]

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What Does Two Spirit Mean?

This fall brings the new school year and new books. In Surviving the City, readers connected with Indigenous teens Dez and Miikwan in a story about kinship, resilience, cultural resurgence, and the anguish of a missing loved one. This October, Dez and Miikwan return in From the Roots Up, Volume 2 in the Surviving the […]

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Six Tips for Distance Learning This Fall

by, Jennifer Lawson Hands-On series creator Like many teachers and university instructors across the country, the pandemic has forced me to teach my courses online for the first time. I am used to teaching in-person university classes with a lot of student participation, so this has been a challenge! As the creator of the Hands-On […]

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Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Savour one last excursion before the summer ends! Take a virtual tour and view inside two upcoming graphic novels that explore the experiences of Indigenous teenagers. Enjoy this sneak peek into Breakdown and From the Roots Up.   Retrieve your boarding pass and read the excerpts by downloading the following pdf. Enjoy_View_Inside_Breakdown_RootsUp(2) Once you’ve had […]

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Step into Learning Indigenous Languages with Children’s Books

Children’s books are a beginner-friendly and engaging way to learn a new language. We’ve put together a list of children’s books that introduce Indigenous languages, celebrate language revitalization, and are fun for kids. These books are appropriate for read-aloud or independent reading. Extend the exploration with the whole family using the ideas following each book!  […]

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Authentic Indigenous Content for Ages 13–18

With the new school year just around the corner, we’ve heard from teachers like you looking to include Indigenous perspectives in your curriculum. Grades 7–12 are tumultuous years for all students, and a time when kids are especially vulnerable to bias. These titles help Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth process tough concepts while offering a more […]

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Authentic Indigenous Content for Ages 5-12

As you prepare for another school year, we know you’re looking for thoughtful, high-quality Indigenous content to include in your lessons. Written by Indigenous authors, these books give teachers the language and tools to introduce students from kindergarten to grade 6 to Indigenous perspectives. Books for Bringing Indigenous Perspectives and Knowledge into the Classroom Stories […]

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You are invited to Enjoy the View (Inside)!

Looking for an exciting journey this summer? Take a tour with Siha Tooskin and Enjoy the View (Inside)! Join Siha Tooskin (Paul) as he explores his identity and develops a sense of cultural responsibility through the teachings, practices, and values of his Nakota family.  View eight excerpts from the new Siha Tooskin Knows series for […]

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 Dig Into These Indigenous Books for Your Summer Reading List

Looking for some great books to read this summer? Dig into one of our summer reads! We have compiled a summer reading list here for you with Own Voice stories perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Want to enhance your reading experience? We have included opportunities to “Dig Deeper” with each selection.   Indigenous Books […]

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Audiobooks Roundup

Are you heading back to the office? Catch up on your summer reading list during your daily commute! Find the audiobooks below on our website, or through your favourite audiobook app.  The Reckoner Trilogy Author: David A. Robertson Narrated by: Malcolm Sparrow-Crawford Do you know a superhero fan looking for a great origin story? Narrated […]

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