First Nations History

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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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First Nations Culture

  1. Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers Among the Anishinaabe people, the Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, also known simply as either the Seven Teachings or Seven Grandfathers, is a set of teachings on human conduct towards others.
  2. Four Directions Teachings celebrates Indigenous oral traditions by honoring the process of listening with intent as each elder or traditional teacher shares a teaching from their perspective on the richness and value of cultural traditions from their nation. Trancripts for the teachings found for Blackfoot, Cree, Ojibwe, Mohawk and Mi'kmaq.
  3. Portraits Of The North by Gerald Kuehl. Includes First Nation elders whose stories and hand drawn portraits were captured by the artist Gerald Kuehl. These brief stories of their lives offers a glimpse into the real lives of First Nations growing up across the north.

First Nations History

  1. Key Dates in Aboriginal and Canadian Government Relations
  2. Indian Act of 1876 background from the
  3. History Of The Indian Act from the SASKATCHEWAN INDIAN MARCH 1978
  4. Statutes and Acts Relating to Indians in Canada from the National Aboriginal Document Database
  5. Canadian Indian History written by R.D. (Dick) Garneau, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  6. Native Soldiers - Foreign Battlefields During the First and Second World Wars in particular, Indian reserves in Canada witnessed the departure of many of their young adult members. One in three, was the proportion of able-bodied Canadian Indian men, of age to serve, who enlisted during the First World War.7 Many Natives lived in isolated areas of the country, where the guns of Europe were especially distant. Yet, approximately 4,000 Canadian Indians left their homes and families to help fight an international war that raged in European battlefields. (from Veteran Affairs Canada)
  7. A Celebration of Aboriginal Heritage A CBC television video report. As the sun rises on June 21, the longest day of the year, Canadians celebrate National Aboriginal Day. It's a day to honour the history and culture of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis who were here long before the founding of Canada. To mark our country's aboriginal heritage, CBC Archives presents a selection of clips about notable aboriginal personalities and aboriginal culture.
  8. The First Canadians for use with students grades k-8.
  9. Canada's First People provides online wiki resources