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Aboriginal Education and Native Studies Resources from David Spencer's Education Paragon

  • Connect with Aboriginal elders and educators and join Native Education Association of Ontario Circle (NEAO Circle) formerly The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle) e-newsletter. The NEAO Circle is a professional learning and sharing network of educators, teachers, college instructors, university professors, Aboriginal elders and leaders. Through e-mail, they share First Nation, Metis and Inuit and native studies resources, curriculum and teaching strategies that will help Canadian teachers integrate school curriculum with current cultural, environmental and historical contributions of our Canadian First Nations, Inuit and Metis brothers and sisters.
  • Join the Native Education Association of Ontario and NEAO Circle on Facebook.
  • See photos and read about past gatherings of The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle).
  • Join the First Nation, Metis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO) the Ontario Ministry of Education recognized provincial subject association for teachers and educators of First Nation, Metis & Inuit Studies and Native Languages. From 2011 to May 2014, this subject association was previously called the Native Education Association of Ontario (NEAO). Special thanks to Marg Boyle for her three years of leadership, encouragement and support.
  • The shortcut to this page is http://aboriginal.davidspencer.ca.


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Aboriginal Art in Commercial Galleries

  1. AboriginArt Galleries specializes in Inuit Art / Eskimo Art / Inuit Print / Eskimo Print, specifically vintage and contemporary stone and ivory sculpture and limited edition prints.
  2. Galerie d’art Vincent fdeatures Inuit art.
  3. GTA Inuit Art Marketing specializes in Inuit soapstone carvings.
  4. Inuit Gifts has a selection of Inuit soapstone carvings from Cape Dorset, Sanikiluaq, Iqaluit, Igloolik, Kimmirut. Has dancing bears by Nuna Parr, loons by Jimmy Iqaluq, owls by Pits Qimirpiq, soapstone inukshuk sculptures.
  5. Inuit Art of Canada Founded in 1984 by Jacques Bandet, Inuit Art of Canada offers a large selection of unique Inuit sculptures from the south Baffin Island area, Cape Dorset and Iqaluit.

Aboriginal Art in Museums

  1. ArchivesCanada.ca Discover First Nations's history through exhibits created by Canadian archival institutions.
  2. Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation The First Peoples of Canada virtual exhibition looks at some facets of the history of Canada's Aboriginal peoples, underlining their fight for cultural survival and indicating the wealth of their modern-day contributions.
  3. McMichael Canadian Art Collection The Inuit Art collection includes paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures created using many different materials. The gallery’s permanent collection is supplemented by the long-term loan of some 100,000 drawings, prints, and sculpture from the West Baffin Eskimo Co-operative Ltd., based in Cape Dorset.
  4. McMichael Canadian Art Collection The First Nations Art collection explores current trends and recent developments in First Nations art, and focuses its collecting activities on the contemporary rather than traditional art. See works from Joseph Jacobs, Alex Janvier, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Carl Ray, Allen Sapp and Bill Reid.
  5. Museum of Inuit Art is southern Canada's only public museum devoted exclusively to the display of art made by Inuit, is publishing a semi-annual magazine devoted to the museum, its collections and its visitors.
  6. Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC) Explore Canada’s rich history and culture of Aboriginal Art, Culture and Traditions in the Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC). You will also discover local history exhibits that capture exciting Canadian community memories, drawn from the collections of small museums and local memories and treasures.