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K-12 Learning at home during COVID-19

This library guide outlines resources used to support BC K-12 curriculum-focused learning in home settings.

Online resources for Indigenous Education

The Ye’yumnuts Project is an excellent educational and cultural collaboration between the Cowichan Nation, School District 79 (Cowichan Valley), and UVic's Department of Anthropology.  Delve into the many wonderful resources within this project website to learn more about traditional knowledge and perspectives.  Their curriculum pages relate directly to BC's science, language arts, math, social studies, and French curriculum. 

Greater Victoria School District (SD61) Indigenous Education Department lists many excellent resources

Comox Valley School District (SD71) Indigenous Education Department lists great resources by grade-level

First Nations Education Steering Committee resources

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's Teacher Guide

BC Teachers' Federation Aboriginal Education teaching resources and resource links

BC Ministry of Education's Indigenous Education department

Networks of Inquiry in Indigenous Education's Spiral of Inquiry

Indspire's online education centre

Indigenous education and BC's curriculum

This video outlines how educators from around BC are speaking about the importance of including Aboriginal education throughout the education system. Featured in this video is Nella Nelson, UVic Libraries' 2019 Distinguished Alumna.  As School District 34 (Abbotsford) Principal, Perry Smith, says in this video, "Indigenous people have been here in British Columbia for thousands of years and if you are in a territory you should learn about their people.  So Aboriginal education really needs to be for everyone."

First Peoples Principles of Learning

The First Nations Education Steering Committee and The Ministry of Education lists a number resources related to First Peoples Principles of Learning.  Here are some highlights:

  • Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors.
  • Learning is holistic, reflexive, reflective, experiential, and relational (focused on connectedness, on reciprocal relationships, and a sense of place).
  • Learning involves recognizing the consequences of one’s actions.
  • Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities.
  • Learning recognizes the role of indigenous knowledge.
  • Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story.
  • Learning involves patience and time.
  • Learning requires exploration of one’s identity.
  • Learning involves recognizing that some knowledge is sacred and only shared with permission and/or in certain situations.


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