First Nations Cultural Centres

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

  • Connect with Aboriginal elders and educators and join the First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario formerly the Native Education Association of Ontario Circle (NEAO Circle) and previously The Aboriginal and Environmental Education Circle (AEE Circle). The NEAO Circle was a professional learning and sharing network of educators, teachers, college instructors, university professors, Aboriginal elders and leaders. Through e-mail, they shared 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 First Nations, Métis & Inuit Education Association of Ontario 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.
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First Nations Cultural Centres

  1. British Columbia Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres promotes the betterment of Aboriginal Friendship Centres in the Province of British Columbia and establish and maintain communications between Aboriginal Friendship Centres and other Provincial Associations and the National Association of Friendship Centres.
  2. Dodem Kanonhsa’ in downtown Toronto, Ontario promotes sharing and understanding of Aboriginal culture and its philosophies. The Dodem Kanonhsa’ is open to both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people with the hope that it will benefit intercultural relations, cross-cultural communication and understanding. The lodge allows us to continue the tradition, started by our Grandmothers and Grandfathers, of oral teachings. Visiting Elders and Teachers are available throughout the year.
  3. Kumik in downtown Hull, Quebec is a place to speak and listen to Native Elders and hear their teachings; a place to express concerns and discuss workplace and life problems; a place to share and understand cultural differences and a place to meditate quietly. Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 10 Wellington, Hull, Quebec. phone: 819-953-2913
  4. Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre is where rivers, mountains and people meet - embodies the spirit of partnership between Whistler's two Native cultures, the Squamish Aboriginal people and the Lil'wat Aboriginal people. Squamish Nation territory extends from North Vancouver through Squamish to Whistler, and Lil'wat Nation territory starts in Whistler and extends north through Pemberton to Mount Currie. Our traditional territories overlap in Whistler. The Squamish Lil'wat Cultural Centre, the first of its kind in Canada, offers guests the opportunity to learn about two distinctly different BC First Nations.
  5. The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation (OCF) strives to be the identity center of the Anishnaabe people and remains committed to the revitalization and growth of the language, culture, arts, spirituality and traditions of the Anishnaabe People of the First Nations of the Robinson Huron Treaty area. We dedicate ourselves to the expression of Anishnaabe culture in all forms, so our art, language, stories, songs and teachings flourish now and remain strong for generations to come.