Anishnawbek Nation, BCcampus, FPCC, MLTC launch new educational resources and tools

June 30, 2021
Several new educational resources and tools have been launched this month to support students and teachers who wish to know more about Indigenous history, treaties, rights, languages, and culture. The Anishnawbek Nation celebrated the launch of an online educational resource called “Ezhi-Nawending: How Are We Related” for teaching elementary school students about First Nations history, treaties, and Aboriginal rights. The resource builds upon an existing elementary teacher’s kit that was released in 2015 and contains over 80 animations, videos, and other tools. BCcampus released a list of resources and actions for reconciliation that educators can take to better understand Indigenous history – particularly that of the residential school system – and support reconciliation. The Meadow Lake Tribal Council is working on nine Cree and Dene language apps that are informed by the nine Saskatchewan First Nations to help teach and preserve their languages. The First Peoples Cultural Council has published the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map, which details over 34 Indigenous languages and 360 artists and cultural groups across British Columbia. The map’s content was created and contributed to entirely by First Nations community members. Sudbury Star (Ezhi-Nawending) | BCcampus | Global News (MLTC) | Peace Arch News (FPCC) (National)