Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada
The Ministry strategy is explained, including initiatives that support learning and achievement for Aboriginal students. It also raises awareness about First Nation, Métis, and Inuit cultures, histories, and perspectives.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework – Ontario Ministry of Education
The First Nation, Métis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework is a key part of the Ontario Ministry of Education’s Aboriginal Education Strategy.
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Resources and links for classrooms supporting teaching about the history, customs, and traditions of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis. Kids’ Stop is devised for children, and provides information about Aboriginal history, culture, and languages, through games and stories.
Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)
A compilation of news and special reports from an Aboriginal perspective.
Aboriginal Perspectives: A Guide to the Teacher’s Toolkit
This is a collection of electronic resources from the Ministry of Education to help elementary and secondary teachers bring Aboriginal perspectives into their classrooms. It includes ideas for teaching and learning (elementary and secondary).
Unit and lesson plans for Grade 11 that explore the term “Aboriginal,” and teaches about Aboriginal dances, their significance, and the basis for their choreography.
Assembly of First Nations
News, events, issues, and policy directives from the organization that represents Canada’s status Indian population. Also includes the Assembly of First Nations – The State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada: A Holistic Approach to Measuring Success and Redefining How Success is Measured in First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Learning.
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Aboriginal
Profiles, features, and reports on Aboriginal peoples, communities, and issues.
Common Portrayals of Aboriginal People
Aboriginal people are often portrayed in the media (especially in older films) as being primitive, violent, and devious, or passive and submissive. Such depictions are critically dissected in these stories and essays on Aboriginal people and the media.
First Nations Health Council
News and information to promote healthy Aboriginal children, families, and communities.
First Nations Environmental Network
Information and news on environmental issues across Canada from an Indigenous perspective.
Four Directions Teachings
Lesson ideas, cultural information, and teachings from knowledge keepers and elders from the Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk, and Mi’Kmaq nations.
Full Circle: First Nations, Metis and Inuit Ways of Knowing
This is a collection of resources produced by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation. Each project in the series tackles an important social issue with a focus on First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people.
Aboriginal-owned and-operated bookseller reviews, and recommends appropriate classroom and educational resources. Includes an online catalogue.
ImagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
The annual film festival offers dozens of documentary and dramatic films appropriate for classrooms; the website archives previous festivals, with full descriptions of each film.
Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resources
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.
Complete films (documentary and drama), television episodes, and testimonials from an Inuit perspective.
Library and Archives Canada
Databases, research aids, and virtual exhibitions on Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
Multicultural, Cross-cultural and Intercultural Games and Activities
Teaches about culture and knowledge through a cross-section of Aboriginal and multi-cultural games and activities.
Native Women’s Association of Canada
This website contains news, research, data, and reports.
On the Path of the Elders
Photo gallery, videos and online adventure game highlighting the history and testimony/teachings from elders of the Mushkegowuk Cree and Anishinaabe Ojibwe nations in Northern Ontario.
Ontario Ministry of Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
Site provides resources and links, Ministry publications, and “quick facts”. It also provides information, video, and photos on Aboriginal organizations, education, artists, friendship centres, health, housing, and land claims from the government perspective.
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
Services and programs links provided for urban Aboriginal people across Ontario; includes list of Friendship Centres throughout the province.
Promising Practices in Aboriginal Education
This website allows educators, researchers, and others to learn from experience-based strategies that have been found to be successful in enhancing learning opportunities and improving educational success for Aboriginal students.
Project of Heart
This project is an educational toolkit designed to engage students in a deeper exploration of indigenous traditions in Canada, and the history of Indian residential schools. It provides facts and dates, as well as an understanding of their implications for First Nations people.
Société de communication Atikamekw-Montagnais
This French-language website contains videos and music from Innu musicians in Quebec and Labrador.
Windspeaker: Canada’s National Aboriginal News Source
The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society of Alberta (AMMSA) publishes a national newspaper, classroom editions, and various regional publications.