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When integrating aboriginal cultures into our teaching practice, we need to consider the depth in which we teach the culture. The diagram below is an example of the depth of culture we must explore.

Image Source: http://www.ankn.uaf.edu/Curriculum/Articles/RayBarnhardt/PBE_ANKN_Chapter.html

 

Source: Truth and Reconciliation (2012). Justice Murray Sinclair. What is reconciliation? Running Time 2:55. Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/25389165

The new BC Curriculum incorporates First Peoples Principles of Learning across the subjects and the grades. First Peoples Principles of Learning as defined by the Ministry of Education is seen as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                                          Source: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/principles_of_learning.pdf

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Wab Kinew's speech on the movers and shakers in the Aboriginal world we should all be aware of.

Source: Dion, S. (July 2012). Introducing and disrupting the perfect stranger. (5:09) Retrieved from http://vimeo.com/59543958