This resource provides a unit of study on First Nations repatriations for secondary school students. The case studies are designed to be used whole or in part. Written in collaboration with First Nations knowledge holders, the case studies are meant to provide teachers and students with a record of the experiences of repatriation from four different First Nations communities, three in British Columbia and one in Alaska.
To repatriate something is to return it to the country of its origin. For museums, repatriation applies more specifically to the return of human remains and cultural objects to Indigenous communities.
Who is and who isn't "Métis" is a controversial topic. We hear different perspectives from the leader of the Manitoba Métis Federation and the self-described Grand Chief of an Eastern Métis organization from Nova Scotia.
Students and teachers in Prince George have completed a 30-minute film telling the story of Metis in Canada. It’s the result of a wide-ranging project which began at School District No. 57 (SD57) last year.
This poem template is inspired by George Ella Lyon's "Where I'm From" poem.
Indigenous peoples are the first people to live in a place. In Canada, Indigenous peoples belong to a number of different communities or nations. CBC Kids News’s Sid and Ruby explain.
Ever wonder how to use the proper terms when referring to Indigenous Peoples? Inuk journalist Ossie Michelin has a friendly how-to guide.
Understanding Aboriginal Identity explores the complex issue of self-identification for Aboriginal people. Today, Aboriginal identity remains inextricably linked with past government legislation and the continued stereotyping of Aboriginal people in the media and Canadian history. From a Metis farm in rural Alberta to the offices of Canada’s leading scholars, Understanding Aboriginal Identity examines the factors that shape who we are.
From across this land, the people you are about to meet see a brighter future for all Canadians. Their personal journeys and stories are different but are all connected by heritage and pride. As Canada marks a historical occasion, their roots and culture go well beyond 150 years. For them, this is a time to look back and to also look forward. They are trailblazers, innovators, leaders and deeply proud to be Indigenous. Read more HERE.
Notes on Translation
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The Cobb County School District is committed to parent, family and community engagement, and it is our hope that by providing this tool on our website that we are making our information more accessible to families whose first language is not English and thereby enabling better engagement in public education.