Comox Valley SD#71
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/ - BC Ministry of Education, Aboriginal Education Initiative: This site provides information of BC First Nations Studies 12, Counselling for Aboriginal Students, and an Aboriginal Library Database. The book "Shared Learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10" is also available online here. Here you can also find a map of the First Nations people of BC.
http://www.bctreaty.net/ - This site includes information about the treaty process and the commission’s organization and mandate.
http://www.afn.ca – Assembly of First Nations: Includes information on programs, press releases and other links.
http://www.inac.gc.ca/index_e.html – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Links to various sites with information about Aboriginal groups. Sites are also available in French.
SITES FOR TEACHING AND INFORMATION:
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/bcfns12/bcfnstoc.htm - BC First Nations Studies 12
http://www.arctictravel.com/chapters/people.html - This site is an excellent source of information about the Inuit.
http://www.inac.gc.ca/index.html - First Nations in Canada
http://www.secwepemc.org/ - The Secwepemc Nation. This is a nice site with extensive information about the Shuswap Tribe.
http://www.dickshovel.com/www.html - Here you can find information about American First Nations Tribes.
http://www.inac.gc.ca/index_e.html – Indian and Northern Affairs Canada: Very extensive site including general information and more detailed information on legistation, The Royal Commission on Aboriginal People, statistics, arts, treaties, the Youth Strategy Program, and more.
http://www.hanksville.org/NAresources/– Native American Indian Links: This site has pages of stories, art, recipes, books and other information about the Native American Indians.
For a great locally developed resource, check your school library for Legend of Queneesh (teacher lesson plans and video).
Elementary Level Social Studies
First Nations in the Media - Are the Aboriginal People portrayed in a positive or negative mannor to media?
First Nations Art - Which form of Northwest Coast art is the most impressive?
Discovering Yourself Through Aboriginal Storytelling - How can Aboriginal storytelling methods help you discover yourself?
Critical Thinking About Government - Which would be the most effective form of government for the Comox Band membership today, a hereditary system or an elected band council? Click here to open it in MS Word.
Life in Huronia or New France - Decide where would have been a better place for a woman to life: New France or an Huron Community.
Justice Through Literature Written by Aboriginal Authors - A collection
of lesson plans that were developed to expand the Shared Learnings document.
These lessons were developed for Social Studies and English at the grade
7-9 level. They are intended strictly for academic use.
http://www.firstperspective.ca/– First Perspective Newspaper: An online publication that focuses on the issues and subjects of concern and interest to Aboriginal people.
http://www.bloorstreet.com/300block/aborl.htm – Bill’s Aboriginal Links: Over 200 links to Canadian,US and International Aboriginal sites, arts and news groups. Includes links to Aboriginal law, legislation and human rights.
http://ayn-0.ayn.ca/ - The Aboriginal Youth Network: This network displays youth art, reports, news and provides links to Internet search clients and other sites that are related to youth and Aboriginal issues.
http://www.naaf.ca/cnaf.html – National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation: This site has information about awards and programs available for Aboriginal people. Also shows award recipients.
http://www.ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html - Aboriginal Scholarship/ Bursary Guide. Has a listing of scholarships and bursarys available for Aboriginal students.