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.

A Social Justice Companion Resource to the ETFO FNMI Women Poster

Access ETFO posters

This companion resource was developed for ETFO members to use alongside the 2016 ETFO poster celebrating twenty-one First Nations, Métis and Inuit women in Canada for their contributions and advocacy work. (PDF | Word)

Engaging Learners Through Play

ETFO and Right To Play Canada created this resource for elementary teachers and education workers that provides information on the diversity of the original inhabitants of Canada, supporting culturally inclusive learning environments that are reflective of Indigenous learners, with engagement strategies that support culturally inclusive instructional practices, and play-based activities that support and engage all students. Available through shopETFO.

Cultural Appropriation VS. Appreciation

In 2019, ETFO developed this new resource (PDF | Word) that examines cultural appropriation versus appreciation. This resource includes information that encourages members 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 ETFO members with information, ideas and resources that support the reconciliation journey specifically in the area of land acknowledgements.

Introduction to Treaties: Compilation of resources

To support members 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 members with a starting point to acquire knowledge about treaties and land acknowledgements.

Who are the Inuit? A Conversation with Qauyisaq “Kowesa” Etitiq

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. (PDF |Word) You can listen to an interview with Qauyisaq Etitiq on the ETFO podcast Elementary. You can find it on most podcast apps and at

Healing Conversations

This resource (PDF |Word) may be a starting point for some who are new to teaching about sensitive topics. This framework aims to support ETFO members 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 members 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)

Who are the Haudenosaunee? (NEW!)

This resource, Who Are the Haudenosaunee? models the process of building relationships, developing understanding, and constructing schema. Explore the worldview of the Haudenosaunee, learning about Leadership, Governance, Wampum and Treaties and more.  At the core of Indigenous Education, is relationships. This resource is a reminder of the work that goes into building relationships and respectful partnerships between Indigenous Peoples and Canadians. (PDF |Word)

Niizh Manidoowag: Two-Spirit

This resource is designed to highlight the history
and the experiences of two-spirit people within
the Indigenous context. This resource provides a starting point and some shared language to begin building capacity, as well as providing culturally relevant and responsive learning materials that reflect the lived experiences of two-spirit (2S) people and communities for all students. (PDF |Word)

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