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Name: Joleen Binder

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National, Tribal, or Band Affiliation: None






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Re: What is your favorite Indigenous resource?

 On Oct. 21, 2021, 11:27 a.m.

The Book Nibi's Water Song written by Sunshine Tenasco is my favorite resource. Sunshine Tenasco is Anishinaabe from a small comminuty in Quebec that has been …

Re: Mandatory Indigenous Studies Classes

 On Oct. 15, 2021, 6:05 p.m.

What about a mandatory component for each instructor to have to build into their class? I've noticed that most of our humanities classes do this, and I think i…


 On Oct. 13, 2021, 8:34 p.m.

Is it important to teach our students about appropriation? From what I've learned, to refrain from appropriating, credit the origin of cultural practices; howe…

Indigenous Picture Books that Focus on "Sameness"

 On Oct. 13, 2021, 8:17 p.m.

Recently, in our ELA lecture on diversity, it was mentioned that resources that focus on "sameness" rather than differences are essential to add to our classro…

Re: Physical Education

 On Oct. 13, 2021, 8:09 p.m.

Ring the Stick:
Run and Scream Game:
Sling Ball:

The Indigenous Water Crisis

 On Oct. 13, 2021, 8:08 p.m.

Did you know there are still more than 30 First Nations communities without clean drinking water? Don't let this fall off your radar! All Canadians should have…

Re: Resources for Div II Students

 On Oct. 10, 2021, 10:23 a.m.

I just came across this website.
The Learning Circle: Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada - Ages 8 to 11…

Call for experiential learning FNMI activities for elementary students

 On Oct. 10, 2021, 10:18 a.m.

These are a few I have, but I'd love if other people could add to the list!

Sharing Circle

Phys. Ed.
Ring the Stick:

Ideas to guide students to respect the sharing circle.

 On Oct. 9, 2021, 3:28 p.m.

My practicum teacher uses the sharing circle in her teacher practice, which I love, but because she has an open door policy for bathroom breaks, students are f…

Re: Contacts and Connections within Schools

 On Oct. 9, 2021, 3:17 p.m.

Medicine Hat Catholic Board of Education
Raevon Gehring or call 403.580.7337

Re: Call for Inuit Specific Resources for K-6

 On Oct. 9, 2021, 3:06 p.m.

I also enjoyed Fishing with Grandma. Another resource is The Polar Bear Son: An Inuit Tale by Lydia Dabcovich. Dabcovich is not an Indigenous author, but she d…

Re: Resources for div 2 students to learn about residential schools.

 On Oct. 9, 2021, 2:59 p.m.

Check out Shi-Shi-Etko by Nicola I. Campbell. While it is a picture book that would be equally appropriate for Div I, the author uses some amazing artistry. It…