World Religions: First Nations, Metis and Inuit Spirituality Links

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The Ontario First Nations map shows the locations of: First Nation communities: listed by band number and cultural affiliation (e.g., Algonquin, Cree, Ojibway) Tribal Councils (a grouping of bands with common interests who join together to provide advice and programs to their members) reserves (land set aside for bands under the Indian Act and treaty agreements) political organizations (e.g., Union of Ontario Indians, Grand Council Treaty 3) land covered by specific treaties
Algonquins of Pikwakanagan Algonquins of Pikwàkanagàn First Nation is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwàkanagàn is situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County, Ontario.
The Anishinabe Spiritual Centre The Anishinabe Spiritual Centre is a place of peace, a beautiful retreat space, a welcoming conference centre. It is an ideal setting for conferences, seminars, workshops, business meetings, group retreats, and directed and undirected individual retreats. Since 1981, ASC has welcomed many people, Native and non-Native, to deepen their spirituality, to become educated and trained in the leadership of their faith, and to retreat and recreate.
Chiefs of Ontario The Chiefs of Ontario is a political forum and secretariat for collective decision-making, action, and advocacy for the 133 First Nations communities located in Ontario. Guided by the Chiefs in Assembly, we uphold self-determination efforts of the Anishinaabek, Mushkegowuk, Onkwehon:we, and Lenape Peoples in protecting and exercising their inherent and Treaty rights. Keeping in mind the wisdom of our Elders, and the future for our youth, we continue to create the path forward in building our Nations as strong, healthy Peoples respectful of ourselves, each other, and all of creation.
EOCCC Aboriginal Resources A list of resources on Aboriginal Education from the Eastern Ontario Catholic Curriculum Corporation.
First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Policy Framework The framework includes approaches for schools and school boards that will:

  • boost Aboriginal student achievement,
  • help close the gap in achievement between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students, and
  • increase public confidence in publicly funded education.
Full Circle: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Ways of Knowing This is the fifth in a series of Common Threads classroom resources produced by and for Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) members. Each project in the series tackles an important social issue that is cross-curricular in nature and compels students to examine their beliefs, choices and actions. This project addresses a current shortage of curricular materials that focus on First Nations, Métis and Inuit people, history and culture. Although many of these lessons can be used by teachers of Native Studies and Native Languages, they were developed for use by teachers of history, civics, social sciences, careers, English and science. All provincial curriculum documents include a statement about the importance of using learning resources that are inclusive of and sensitive to diverse cultures, including Aboriginal people. These lessons will assist educators with achieving this goal.
Ground Council of the Cree Welcome to the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) Web site, where we share with the world our vision for our nation. Here we explain to interested observers our culture, values, problems and hopes and describe our many political, cultural, social, economic and spiritual activities. In addition we offer readers links to major stories of aboriginal interest in other parts of Canada and around the world.
Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa The Kateri Native Ministry of Ottawa is a Christian Native Ministry with a Catholic Orientation, committed to the healing and reconciliation of aboriginal people and all peoples.
Kateri Television Welcome to kateritv.com. Through the programs presented on this channel, you will be getting to know how Canada’s Catholic Aboriginal communities are engaged in a healing process that will bridge a difficult past with a far brighter future, how they define that process, how they draw on ancient traditions and their modern Catholic faith to make it happen.
Native Spirituality Guide The purpose of this guide is to help RCMP officers gain an understanding of sacred ceremonies practised and sacred items carried by many Native people across Canada.
Six Nations of the Grand River These Nations unified under the Great Tree of Peace. During the American Revolution, Captain Joseph Brant led many from the Iroquois Confederacy to ally with the British. For their loyalty to the Crown, the Six Nations would be deeded a tract of land along the Grand River. Eventually, most of the land would be stripped from them and they would be reduced to present 46,000 acres. Recognized as “Six Nations Reserve No. 40”.
Sudbury Catholic Schools Aboriginal Education The Sudbury Catholic District Board strives to improve achievement among First Nation, Métis and Inuit students, and to close the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students in the areas of numeracy and literacy, the retention of students in school, graduation rates and the advancement to post secondary studies. The FNMI Framework provides the strategic policy context.
Teaching Resources and Strategies for Elementary and Secondary Classrooms The Teacher’s Toolkit is a collection of electronic resources from the Ontario Ministry of Education to help elementary and secondary teachers bring Aboriginal perspectives into their classrooms. This document is available in PDF format.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) See the reports and other resources from the TRC, now housed at the University of Manitoba.
Where are the Children This site is a counterpart to Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools, a touring exhibition that explores the history and legacy of Canada’s Residential School System through Survivor stories, archival photographs, and documents, curated by Iroquois artist Jeff Thomas.

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