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Name: Chantelle

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Tips on how to avoid colonizing indigenous curriculum

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

Does anyone have any tips on how to avoid colonizing indigenous curriculum?
My main concerns are to:
1. Time management in sharing circles while still fosterin…

Re: Books on Residential schools

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 6:10 p.m.

"Not My Girl" by Christy Jordan-Fenton and Margaret Pokiak-Fenton
"Kookum's Red Shoes" by Peter Eyvindson

Can I begin introducing indigenous perspectives through a non-indigenous book?

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 6:06 p.m.

I absolutely love the book, "It's Okay to be Different" by Todd Parr.
I think this book would be such a good resource to get to know my students better and bui…

Re: Generational Trauma

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 5:59 p.m.

I think this is a very good question!

I find myself worrying about this to, but I think as long as you know your students and have history asking them about t…

In need of advice concerning boundaries when teaching indigenous perspectives and ways of life.

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 5:51 p.m.

I completely agree with consulting with an indigenous support specialist before I plan to teach indigenous perspectives in my practicum.

I find myself constan…

Re: Looking ahead to practicum

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 5:32 p.m.

I love the idea of incorporating math Ciana!

I am placed in Grade One and I am hoping to introduce "Planting with Thankfulness: An Indigenous Story" by Maxine…

Using Newspaper Archives in Upper Elementary Education a Good or Bad Idea for Teaching Indigenous Perspectives?

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 5:09 p.m.

I recently explored newspaper archives and I found an abundance of articles written about Indigenous people's in Canada from the mid 1700s. These articles are …

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to continually imbed Indigenous perspectives in early elementary classrooms?

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 4:56 p.m.

I’ve noticed that teaching indigenous perspectives are often short lived and heavily focused on the trauma, and pain surrounding their culture(s). I understand…

Re: How to teach about residential schools in a way that is appropriate?

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 4:35 p.m.

Discussing topics such as Residential Schools is a very triggering subject, so I completely understand your concern Tamara! This is a topic that I have asked m…

Re: guilt and self deprecation

 On Oct. 22, 2021, 4:02 p.m.

Mila, I wanted to start my comment by thanking you for being vulnerable and sharing your struggle. I often find myself feeling uncomfortable talking about indi…