Indigenous Peoples (FNMI) Worldviews

Indigenous People Worldviews vs Western Worldviews : “The world we live in is multi-cultural with a corresponding plethora of worldviews. In this article we provide a definition of “worldviews” and a comparison of Indigenous and Western worldview perspectives.” (ProD)

Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom – Moving Forward : “The inspiration for this project was to support and build upon a regional dialogue that would lead to further strategies and clear commitments from all educators as we work to serve each learner, families, and communities. ….. The themes that emerged across territories and communities inspire a call to action. New constructs for leadership, Indigenous pedagogical practices, Aboriginal perspectives and content, and a vision for decolonizing mindsets were among the wealth of ideas expressed as to how we move forward both individually and collectively. It is our responsibility to sustain this conversation and to make commitments to ensure that we are successful.” (ProD)

Culture : “First Nations pedagogy cannot be truly embraced without a foundational philosophy of First Nations culture.” (ProD)

Aboriginal Title : An understanding of land claims in British Columbia based in the concept of “aboriginal title” as researched and considered by UBC’s First Nations and Indigenous Studies Department.  “Aboriginal title refers to the inherent Aboriginal right to land or a territory….. Aboriginal title and rights are separate from rights afforded to non-Aboriginal Canadian citizens under Canadian common law.” (ProD) : A presentation of concepts as they relate to First Peoples in Canada and British Columbia presented by First Nations and Indigenous Studies, UBC.  Main menu topics include: Identity, Community and Politics, Culture, Special Projects, Guide Pages and Video Resources.  Each main topic includes sub-menu topics.  (ProD)

The Seven Sacred Teachings : From the Calgary Board of Education, Piitoayis Family School, each of the seven teachings are described. (All Grades, ProD)

Etuaptmunk: Two-Eyed Seeing (TEDx) : This concept is explained by saying it refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing … and learning to use both these eyes together, for the benefit of all. Spoken word artist, current Halifax Slam Master and recently appointed Poet Laureate for the Halifax Regional Municipality, Rebecca Thomas also holds the position of Coordinator of Aboriginal Student Services at the Nova Scotia Community College. (ProD)

Two-Eyed Seeing As a Way of Knowing : Green Teacher article from their Spring Issue 2013.  “The future success of our society will require the combined wisdom of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures.” -Nakota Chief John Snow.  (ProD)

Set in Stone: The spirits of Sto:lo ancestors are alive in Fraser Valley landmarks : Transformer landmarks and stories as related by historian and storyteller Sonny McHalsie. From the website Reporting in Indigenous Communities. (ProD)

Key Issues: Indigenous Rights :  This is part of the Canadian Human Rights Commission website.  Included on this webpage is the Human Rights Handbook for First Nations in  PDF format.  (Here is Your Guide to Understanding the Canadian Human rights ActPDF version.)  (Secondary, ProD)

UNDRIP (United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples) : “On September 13, 2007 the UN General Assembly adopted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. … This Universal human rights instrument is celebrated globally as a symbol of triumph and hope.  Effective implementation of this Declaration would result in sigificant improvements in the global situation of Indigenous peoples.” (Secondary, ProD)