Welcome to Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance, a free kit designed to help you and your students, your classmates, or your friends explore what it’s like to grow up Aboriginal and what other young Canadians learn about Indigenous peoples. The toolkit is available in hard copy for loan in the CRC and from the Mount Library, or digitally using the link below.
Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance helps strip away the fears and stigmas that keep people from speaking openly about Aboriginal issues. We hope to create a better understanding of each other and ourselves.
The kit follows the lives of three fictional children as they grow into adulthood, quickly becoming aware of the way their prejudices, Aboriginal roots, and friendships continue to play an important role in shaping their view of each other, and our country.
You do not need a teacher, although you may want to have a discussion leader or organizer to keep everyone on track. Women, Contemporary Aboriginal Issues, and Resistance is recommended for ages 14+ and is suited for individual study, or groups as large as 30.
There are six items in the kit: http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/research/centresandinstitutes/IWGSJ/Events/ToolKit.aspx
Mi’kmawe’l Tan Teli-kina’muemk Teaching About the Mi’kmaq
This curriculum resource was developed by a distinguished group of Mi’kmaw educators and is now available to teachers and the general public online here as well as in hard copy through the office of the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre (MDCC) project and for loan in the CRC.
A resource guide from Nova Scotia Education and Early Childhood Development aimed at helping Mi’kmaq families promote cultural and learning activities with their young children. Contains tips for low to no cost activities for parents and care givers and culturally relevant book suggestions, linked with development areas for preschool children.
PDF is available here: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/docs/playtogethermikmaq.pdf
The Frontier Life: Borderlands, Settlement and Colonial Encounters digital collection of primary source documents helps us to understand existence on the edges of the anglophone world from 1650-1920. Discover the various European and colonial frontier regions of North America, Africa and Australasia through documents that reveal the lives of settlers and indigenous peoples in these areas. It is available free to libraries and educational institutions nationwide, including all library types: public, post-secondary, special, archives, museums and K-12 schools.