Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide
Popular narratives of Canadian history have most frequently been told from the perspective of European settlers. As a result, Indigenous experiences have often been neglected or excluded from the telling of our country’s history.
For a more comprehensive understanding of Canada’s history, it is important to examine it from Indigenous perspectives. Doing so requires students to explore the depth, breadth, diversity, and regional variation of experiences of Indigenous peoples in the land that is now Canada. It is also necessary to examine the legacy and consequences of colonialism and the repressive policies to which Indigenous peoples have been subjected. This guide aims to engage students in thinking critically about our historical narratives, and help them consider how both individual and collective worldviews shape — and are shaped by — history.
Download the Associated Worksheets and Resources
- Indigenous Perspectives Education Guide
- Key Moments in Indigenous History Timeline
- Indigenous Perspectives Worksheets - All Activities
- Activity 1 - Whose Land is This?
- Activity 2 - What is Where, Why There, Why Care
- Activity 4 - Fur Trade Primary Source Analysis
- Activity 6 - Facebook Profile Page
- Activity 7 - 5Ws Reading Comprehension Chart, The Indian Act
- Activity 7 - Indian Act Amendments
- Activity 10 - Stories of Resistance
- Activity 11 - Fishbone Chart, the Sixties Scoop
- Activity 14 - Media Interpretations
- Activity 16 - 5Ws Reading Comprehension Chart, Modern Treaties and Land Claims