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Orange Shirt Day ​ (Click on title for more resources)​



Aboriginal Education 101

Aboriginal 101 is an introduction to Aboriginal history and culture to help teachers build background knowledge and gain some basic information to help educators with interweaving Aboriginal perspectives and worldview into lessons.

You will find basic information on local protocols, information about the diversity of Canada's First Nation, Métis and Inuit people and our local K'ómoks First Nation band. ​​

TRCBox.jpgReconciliation: A Journey for All Canadians
​What does reconciliation​ mean to you?  What does reconciliation look like in the classroom? How will you make reconcilation part of your day to day life? How can we move forward in a postive way to build a new relationship, between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, and hold each other up?​ 

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Orange Shirt Day​
Orange Shirt Day​ is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in the spring of 2013.  It grew out of Phyllis' story of having her shiny new orange shirt taken away on her first day of school at the Mission, and it has become an opportunity to keep the discussion on all aspects of residential schools happening annually. 

​​This demonstration lesson​ was woven with math, literacy and formative assessment.  It was co-presented at the January 23, 2013 CST Meeting. It's intent was to show h​​ow an Aboriginal artifact or realia item could be used to weave Aboriginal culture into other subject areas, and how to use the AFL strategies in our lesson plans. 

Lesson created by Lynn.Swift@sd71.bc.ca, Melissa.Litke@sd71.bc.ca​​, Carol​.walters@sd71.bc.ca, and Cheryl.adebar@sd71.bc.ca​