Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools

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Portage & Main Press, Mar 15, 2018 - Education - 147 pages
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In this book, author Pamela Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nation/Métis/Inuit perspectives and sacred circle teachings into their subjects and courses. The author presents a culturally relevant and holistic approach that facilitates relationship building and promotes ways to engage in reconciliation activities.


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Specific Contributions of First Nation Inuit and Métis Peoples
A History of Residential Schools in Photographs 9
Know About First Nations 22
Wampum Belts Sacred Scrolls Artifacts and Oral History 39
Conclusion 57
Why Health and Physical Education Is an Ideal Approach to Teaching About the Sacred Circle 67
Lesson Format and ScopeSequence
Blanket Exercise
Making a Difference
Grade 10Project of Heart Grade 12 Moving Beyond Acknowledgments and Apologies

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Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., is an Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe/Odawa woman) from Sagamok First Nation. Currently, she is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. She has 23 years of diverse experience throughout the elementary to post-secondary education continuum. Dr. Toulouse is also a 3M National Teaching Excellence Fellow. She has over 50 published resources including books, articles, reports, webinars, and other notable selections. All her works demonstrate her ongoing commitment to the field of education and her own pursuit of lifelong learning. She is the author of Achieving Aboriginal Student Success and Achieving Indigenous Student Success.

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