FNMI Growth Chart Literacy Prompts & Poster
First Nations, Métis and Inuit Growth Chart Literacy Prompts, Grades K-8.
This companion resource supports members utilizing the FNMI texts listed in the ETFO Growth Chart (PDF | Word) by introducing diverse worldviews, perspectives and presence of Indigenous experiences, histories, knowledge and philosophies through the texts, literacy prompts and enrichment activities.
“What have you heard? Addressing misconceptions about Indigenous Peoples in Canada.”
This resource (PDF | Word) was designed to introduce ETFO members to relevant and appropriate information that aims to address common misconceptions that exist in our society. The brochure includes information and resources that are all hyperlinked to various websites to provide members with more in-depth information on various topics.
It is our hope that this resource will encourage ETFO members to take steps to learn more about Indigenous Peoples in Canada for the benefit of learning about our nation’s history and to gain knowledge to share with young people in our classrooms.
A Social Justice Companion Resource to the ETFO FNMI Women Poster
This companion resource was developed for educators to use alongside the 2016 ETFO poster celebrating twenty-one First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in Canada for their contributions and advocacy work. The purpose of this resource (PDF | Word) is to support educators in their instructional approaches to teaching about social justice and advocacy while learning about Indigenous Peoples, specifically the women honoured in the poster. There are many hyperlinks and activity prompts educators can use in their instructional practice.
Engaging Learners Through Play
ETFO and Right To Play Canada created this resource for elementary educators that provides information on the diversity of the original inhabitants of Canada, common terms and definitions, creating culturally inclusive learning environments that are reflective of First Nations, Métis and Inuit learners, engagement strategies that support culturally inclusive instructional practices, background information on worldviews, treaties, residential schools, inspiring Indigenous leaders, and play-based activities that support and engage all students. Available through shopETFO for $15.00 (plus S/H).
Cultural Appropriation VS. Appreciation
To support ETFO members in integrating Indigenous perspectives, worldviews and content into their instructional practices, ETFO works with ETFO members, allies and Indigenous Peoples and organizations to develop authentic and relevant resources. In 2019, ETFO developed this new resource (PDF | Word) that examines cultural appropriation versus appreciation. This resource includes information that encourages educators to self-reflect and respectful approaches to demonstrate appreciation of Indigenous stories, cultures and arts.
Starting from the heart: Going beyond a land acknowledgement
This document (PDF | Word) was developed to provide educators with information, ideas and resources that support the reconciliation journey specifically in the area of land acknowledgements. The resource will invite you to acknowledge your own values, your relationship with family, the community and the land. It will also explore our collective responsibility to protect the natural environment. As you go through the resource, you will be invited to engage in the activities and to examine the importance of nurturing relationships with the Indigenous communities in your region. There are many hyperlinked resources interwoven throughout the document. At the heart of this resource is you, and in the spirit of reconciliation, we wish you a good journey in your learning.
Introduction to Treaties: Compilation of resources
To support member learning and to create culturally-inclusive learning environments, this resource (PDF | Word) was developed to introduce ETFO members about the nation-to-nation relationship and agreements that were made between the Crown and Indigenous Peoples. The information within this document will provide educators with a starting point to acquire knowledge about treaties and land acknowledgements. There are hyperlinked supplemental resources that have been compiled to support member learning and instructional practice.
Who are the Inuit? A Conversation with Qauyisaq “Kowesa” Etitiq
Who are the Inuit? A Conversation with Qauyisaq “Kowesa” Etitiq, was created to support ETFO members and their learning journey to further support the infusion of Indigenous Perspectives into their classroom practice. (PDF |Word)
Qauyisaq “Kowesa” Etitiq sits down with two ETFO writers and shares his knowledge of community, connection to the land and the people. This document focuses specifically on the Inuit perspective and a variety of recommended resources are included for each division: primary, junior and intermediate.
This resource (PDF |Word) may be a starting point for some who are new to teaching about sensitive topics. This framework aims to support educators in their learning and instructional approach to teach about residential schools, the Sixties Scoop and missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.
Indigenous Land-Based Learning
Alongside four Indigenous knowledge holders from around the province, four ETFO Educators go on a journey to explore what is land-based learning? How is land-based learning different from place-based learning? Explore the vast collection of resources included to support your classroom exploration. (PDF |Word)