By Jean Barman, Marie Ann Battiste
Written usually via First international locations and Metis humans, this booklet examines present matters in First countries schooling.
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Extra resources for First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds
Finally, Robert Regnier's 'The Sacred Circle: An Aboriginal Approach to Healing Education at an Urban High School' describes the healing process at the Joe Duquette High School in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Through a unique arrangement between the Saskatoon Native Survival Parent Council, the Catholic School Board, and the Saskatchewan Department of Education, the school is a local parent-governed school, an alternative urban school dedicated to nurturing the minds, bodies, and souls of its students.
Second, the federal government funded several Indian education training centres at various universities across Canada. The universities' response was either to insist that established methodologies of teacher training would have similar results among Aboriginal and nonAboriginal students or to advocate multicultural methods of instruction which promoted respect for racial or ethnic cultures within a dominant society. In Saskatchewan, where the population of Aboriginal peoples was growing rapidly, the Indian Teacher Education Program (ITEP), Northern Teacher Education Program (NORTEP), and the Saskatchewan Urban Teacher Education Program (SUNTEP) were developed in response to the need for Aboriginal teachers.
His perceptive survey of the foundations of Aboriginal epistemology and of the traditional ceremonial path of the Old Ones raises questions about the kind of education and curriculum needed to develop Aboriginal consciousness. These insights establish the need for educational reform that will continue the exploration and growth initiated by our ancestors. The ancient traditions of Aboriginal peoples recognize and affirm teachings that deepen understanding and appreciation of the sews inner walk, which connects us with the vital forces of the universe.
First Nations Education in Canada: The Circle Unfolds by Jean Barman, Marie Ann Battiste