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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 Media

  1. The Aboriginal Multi-Media Society is an Aboriginal communications society dedicated to serving the needs of Aboriginal people throughout Canada. Incorporated in 1983 under the Alberta Societies Act, the Aboriginal Multi-Media Society has survived and flourished where others have faltered. The Society has steadfastly maintained its commitment to the quality of its products and its people.
  2. Windspeaker Newspaper digital version
  3. CFWE 98.5 FM Edmonton radio The Native Perspective Listen Online
  4. First Nations Periodical Index
  5. Other Aboriginal Media
  6. Canadian post-secondary educational institutions which offer broadcast-related programs for aboriginal students
  7. Nunatsiaq News is Nunavut's leading newspaper, Nunatsiaq News is read by most residents every week for its insightful editorials and hard-hitting news coverage. Its popular web site contains the full weekly newspaper and archives dating back to 1995.
  8. The Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR) is a group of Canadian broadcasters and Aboriginal organizations working to increase the contribution and representation of Aboriginal people in all aspects of the Canadian broadcast industry.
  9. Aboriginal Peoples Television Network
  10. Aboriginal Day Live
  11. CBC Aboriginal Channel
  12. NationTalk.ca and NationTalk.ca Calendar of Events
  13. Saskatchewan Indian Magazine Articles from 1970 to 2003
  14. Native Press News and information about aboriginal people living in Northern Canada. Based in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
  15. First Perspective On-line news of Indigenous People of Canada.
  16. National Native News is the only daily news and information program produced from a Native perspective that can be heard on public radio stations nationwide and in Canada.

Resources: Newspaper Articles Online

  1. "Aboriginals and prisons" Editorials, Toronto Star.November 21, 2009
    "One in five inmates in a federal prison is aboriginal. For women, that figure rises to one in three. These are astonishingly high rates of incarceration given that aboriginal people account for just 4 per cent of Canada's adult population.
    A new report, commissioned by Canada's correctional services watchdog Howard Sapers, gives us a partial, and troubling, answer as to why aboriginals are so vastly overrepresented in prison.
    Good Intentions, Disappointing Results found that aboriginal inmates are more likely to be classified as high risk and spend time in solitary confinement. This means they have less access to the rehabilitative programs that are necessary to obtain early release and reduce their odds of reoffending. " ...More..
  2. "Give native kids a chance to shine" Editorials, Toronto Star. Tue Nov 24 2009.
    "Twenty-years ago today, Canada's politicians stood in the House of Commons and committed to ending child poverty by 2000. Nine years past that deadline, success is still nowhere in sight.
    Nationally, one in 10 children is raised in poverty, according to a report being released today. In First Nations communities, that figure rises to a staggering one in four.
    How can we allow this to continue?
    It is shameful that in a country as well-off as Canada so many aboriginal children grow up in Third World conditions. Many live in overcrowded homes where the water isn't safe to bathe in, let alone drink." ... More
  3. "Native children flooding into children's aid societies" by Laurie Monsebraaten, Social Justice Reporter Toronto Star. November 22, 2009
    More First Nations children are in the care of children's aid societies today than were forced to live in residential schools at the height of that shameful chapter in Canadian history.
    And yet because of Ottawa's longstanding record of short-changing children on Indian reserves, these children get far less support than non-aboriginal children served by provincial child protection systems, First Nations activists say.
    They have taken the matter to the federal Human Rights Commission, which was supposed to begin hearing testimony last week. But in a surprise move, the Harper government's newly appointed commission chair has adjourned the tribunal hearings until January.
    "This came as a complete surprise," said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, which along with the Assembly of First Nations launched the complaint more than two years ago...More
  4. "Signs of hope for First Nations children" by Laurie Monsebraaten, Social Justice Reporter. parentcentral.ca/Toronto Star November 23, 2009
    "Why shouldn't First Nations children have the same chance as other children?
    It's a question Aboriginal rights activists Cindy Blackstock wants people to ask when they view her new photographic exhibit entitled Caring Across Boundaries opening today in downtown Toronto. The exhibit forms a poignant backdrop to last week's adjournment of a landmark Canadian Human Rights Commission Tribunal hearing into discrimination against First Nations children in the child welfare system.
    The case, launched by the Assembly of First Nations and Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society and the Assembly of First Nations, began in September and is scheduled to resume in January.
    The photography exhibit is a collection of 40 images by freelance photographer Liam Sharp that is aimed at engaging First Nations and all Canadians in reconciliation to promote the health and wellbeing of children and youth, Blackstock says.
  5. "Success Stories" from aboriginalontario.com


Media Education for Aboriginal Students

  1. Radio Broadcasting in the Classroom In partnership with Astral Media, Radio Broadcasting in the Classroom introduces Aboriginal youth to careers in the radio broadcasting industry. The module focuses on six careers: on-air announcer, program director, program manager, engineer, sales representative and commercial copywriter.
  1. Television Broadcasting in the Classroom In partnership with Canwest, Television Broadcasting in the Classroom introduces Aboriginal youth to careers in the television broadcasting industry. The module focuses on six careers: promo producer, traffic manager, master control operator, production assistant, editor and newscaster.


Aboriginal Fonts

  1. Nunacom Font is an Inuktitut syllabic font, the first syllabic web font developed by Nortext.