This introduction to K-12 Indigenous education includes search strategies for finding books and articles as well as curriculum resources and lesson plans.
Native Indian Teacher Education Program
There is a shortage of Aboriginal teachers in BC, and an increasing number of Aboriginal people desire to become teachers. NITEP was designed to meet these particular needs.
UBC Faculty of Education
Graduate, Undergraduate and Professional Development Programs
UBC Teacher Education Office
The Teacher Education Office (TEO) administers and implements the Bachelor of Education (BEd), diplomas and certificates, and teacher updating.
"Many years ago, classroom resources had few references to Aboriginal people or, if they did, it was often superficial or incorrect. As curriculum processes evolved, resources began to include some information about Aboriginal people but not how Aboriginal perspectives and understandings help us learn about the world and how they have contributed to a stronger society. Now, with the education transformation, the province is attempting to embed Aboriginal perspectives into all parts of the curriculum in a meaningful and authentic manner." (The new BC Curriculum for Aboriginal Education).
Find out more about the new B.C. curriculum, including how some school districts are implementing these changes:
The new BC Curriculum for Aboriginal Education
Abbotsford School District Curriculum Transformation
Explore Aboriginal learning in British Columbia:
BC Ministry of Education Aboriginal Education Resources
Search the curriculum for Indigenous content:
Search "First Peoples" in the new curriculum
"The Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides for grades 5, 10 and 11/12 were developed by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and the First Nations Schools Association. They are our response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about Indian Residential Schools.
It is our hope that these resources will help students of all cultural backgrounds gain an understanding of the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people over Canada’s history, with a focus on the BC experience. The materials are also designed to engage young people to take part in the journey of reconciliation." FNESC
Shared Learnings: Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10 is a teacher's guide for integrating Aboriginal content into the BC curriculum in ways that reflect Aboriginal concepts of teaching and learning. It includes content specific to grades, grade clusters, and subject areas in addition to sample lessons plans, recommended resources, and instructional strategies.
View the full document online
Find the print copy at Xwi7xwa: ET B758 S33 2006
Aboriginal Worldviews and Perspectives in the Classroom: Moving Forward is a resource guide developed to help educators gain further understanding about reconciliation. It aligns with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action and the revised British Columbia curriculum, emphasizing relevant, authentic inclusion of content regarding Indigenous culture, language, and history.