Aboriginal Ways of Knowing - Teaching Resources

To future and present educators:

We would like to begin by acknowledging that the land the University of Windsor sits on is the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibwa, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi.  We have been given the opportunity to learn and grow as people and future educators. There is an ancient proverb, whose source is unknown, but speaks volumes. It states: "Treat the Earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors; we borrow it from our Children." We owe it to the children of these lands, past, present and future, to provide them with the best, most truthful education in which they can learn, grow, and be inspired.

The following selection of cross-curricular resources has been developed with open minds and open hearts. We have done our very best to create inclusive, culturally appropriate resources for teachers to be able to bring indigenous studies into the mainstream classroom. We as Canadians have a responsibility toward reconciliation and we as teachers have an opportunity to take steps forward by teaching indigenous pedagogy as well as Canadian truths to our students. 

We hope that this is a step in the right direction. We apologize for any mistakes we have made within these documents and we will glady accept any feedback on their contents.


The Teacher Candidates of Section 03, Aboriginal Ways of Knowing (2016-2017)