This page is dedicated to the resources and lesson plans that do not necessarily fall into the other categories outlined on this blog.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This book is a winner of the National Book Award. It tells the story of Junior, who has grown up on a reserve in the United States. Junior is fed up with the troubled school that he is attending on the reserve and moves to a white farm town high school “where the only other Indian is the school mascot”. When Junior moved to the high school he had to deal with racism. The story is said to be heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written.
Attached is a Teachers Guide for: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
starsregina.ca – STARS (Students Teachers Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive Society). This is a student group at the University of Regina dedicated to promoting and understanding various forms of oppression in our society. Their work includes recognizing their own privilege and power relations and focus on ourselves in relation to others.
apihtawikosisan.com – this website is a resource package that provides plenty of resources for teachers looking for books or ideas for use in their classrooms.
No Running Water – This video focuses on the issues of the water quality supply on First Nations reserves in Canada. The video is created by the Winnipeg Free Press. The video investigates the health effects, and issues faced when one does not have running water, or access to safe, clean drinking water. The video reveals that we have our own issues in our backyard that we think only 3rd world countries have.
I have created a lesson plan that coincide with the outcome WS8.3: Analyze natural factors and human practices that affect productivity and species distribution in marine and fresh water environments.
Here is a series of lesson plans that I have created that included treaty education content or First Nations/Metis/Inuit content. In various subject areas such as science, art, social, and english.
These lessons can be used as an introduction to treaty education and can be used to gain diagnostic assessment of what the students already know about treaty education, and to develop the understanding that we are all treaty people.