Indigenous Education Resources

This page attempts to provide a diversity of resources for educators seeking to know more about Indigenous approaches to teaching, learning and research. As cultural memory of common forms of life may inspire the new ones we require for a common future, nowhere is this more emergent in post-resettlement societies than within and by way of Indigenous cultures.

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Important Web Sites

First Nations Education Steering Committee

Don’t miss their resources page, which will see some important additions over the months ahead.

BCTF on Aboriginal Education

Likewise check out their collection of resources

Indigenous research and Education At UBC

More Online Resources

Fulford, G. (2007). Sharing our success: More case studies in Aboriginal schooling. Kelowna, BC: Society for the Advancement of Excellence in Education.

Morin, H. (2004). Student performance data and research tools to ensure Aboriginal student success.

Vancouver School Board. (2009). Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement. School District #39 Vancouver.

The Math Catcher: Mathematics Through Aboriginal Storytelling

BC Ministry of Education (2006). Shared Learnings. Integrating BC Aboriginal Content K-10.

Alaska Native Knowledge Network. (1998). Alaska standards for culturally-responsive schools

BC First nations interactive language map

Where are the Children? Healing the Legacy of Residential Schools

Aboriginal Healing Foundation

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

UBC Indian Residential School Initiative

The Indigenous Foundations website at UBC

Canadian Council of Learning (2009). State of Aboriginal Learning in Canada: A Holistic Approach to Measuring Success.



Connecting teachers to Aboriginal curriculum and pedagogy


Donald, D. (2009). Forts, curriculum, and Indigenous Metissage: Imagining decolonization of Aboriginal-Canadian relations in educational contexts. First Nations Perspectives, 2 (1), 1-24.

Hinton, L. (2003). How to teach when the teacher isn’t fluent. In J. Reyhner, Ol Trujillo, R. Carrasco & L. Lockard (eds.) Nurturing Native Languages (pp. 79-92). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona.

Articles and books available through UBC library

Archibald, J. (2008). Indigenous storywork: Educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit.. Vancouver: UBC Press. (e-book)

Akan, L. (1999). Pimosatamowin Sikaw Kakeequaywin: Walking and Talking. A Saulteaux Elder’s View of Native Education. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 23 (1), 16-39.

Biermann, S. (2008). Indigenous pedagogies and environmental education: starting a conversation. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 4 (3), 27-38.

Chodkiewicz, A., Widin, J., & Yasukawa, K. (2008). Engaging Aboriginal families to support student and community learning. Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education, 2 (1), 64-81.

Dion, S. (2007). Disrupting moulded images: Identities, responsibilities and relationships – teachers and Indigenous subject material. Teaching Education, 18(4), 329-342.

Goulet, L. (2001). Two teachers of aboriginal students: Effective practice in sociohistorical realities. Canadian Journal of Native Education, 25 (1): 68-73.

Kanu, Y. (2002). In their own voices: First Nations students identify some cultural mediators of their learning in the formal school system. Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 48 (2): 98-121.

Marker, M. (2011). Teaching history from an Indigenous perspective: Four winding paths up the mountain. In P. Clark (Ed.), New possibilities for the past: Shaping History Education in Canada, pp. 97-115. Vancouver: UBC Press. (e-book)

McCarty, T., Romero-Little, M. E., Warhol, L., & Zepeda, O. (2009). Indigenous youth as language policy makers. Language, Identity and Education, 8 (5), 291-306.

Schick C. & St. Denis, V. (2005). Troubling nationalist discourses in anti-racist curricular planning. Canadian Journal of Education, 28(3), pp. 295-317.


Hare, J. (2011). Learning from Indigenous knowledge in education. In D. Long and O. P. Dickenson (Eds.), Visions of the heart, 3rd Edition (pp. 91-112). Toronto, ON: Oxford University Press.

Harris, C. (1997). The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press.

Nak’azdli Elders Society. (2001). Nak’azdli t’enne Yahulduk Nak’azdli Elders speak. Penticton, BC: Theytus Books Ltd.

Secwepemc Cultural Education Society. (2000). Behind Closed Doors. Stories from the Kamploops Indian residential School. Kamloops, BC: Secwepemc Cultural Education Society.

For a great deal more on aboriginal approaches to teaching, learning and research, do not miss the The X̱wi7x̱wa Library at UBC.


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