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Aboriginal Education Stories

We are all characters in our own story. The role we play is of our own choosing and we are responsible for how it all unfolds. More importantly, we are all responsible for its setting, Earth, and are tasked with its safekeeping. It is useful to see what others are doing in their district. We invite you to be contributors to this.

There is a wealth of support being created within districts.  It is useful to see what others are doing in their District. We invite you to be contributors to share stories of how you are supporting teachers and Aboriginal learners. If you have a story, a tweet, or a photo of the BC Digital Classroom in use supporting students, we would love to highlight it here for you as well. Please contact our Professional Learning Team.

A Shared Responsibility:

Districts are developing supports for Aboriginal Education within the renewed BC Curriculum
Many districts and schools within BC continue to develop resources to meet their internal needs to support teachers and Aboriginal students. As BC is diverse and each district may represent several First Nations and have students from other First Peoples groups, we have identified several that have shared their work publicly.

FNESC Authentic Resources

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) and First Nations Schools Association (FNSA) have developed the Authentic First Peoples Resources (K-9) guide. The guide identifies currently available authentic First Peoples texts for use by students and teachers.  FNESC has its own evaluation process and criteria.  Focused Education has evaluated many, but not all, of the resources listed in the guide. Please check Focused Education’s collection at to see which of the resources have been evaluated and approved.  And, if you would like a resource to be evaluated, submit the request here

Contributed by The Professional Learning Team

The following iTunes apps provide a broader understanding and useful resources for student to become more knowledgeable with indigenous culture.

By Ogoki Learning Systems Inc.

Maskwacis Cree
By Samson Cree Nation

By First Peoples’ Heritage Language and Culture Council