Supporting Awareness, Understanding and Application of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge

 

Supporting Awareness, Understanding and Application of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge: A PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION TOOL

This document, developed by the Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortium, in collaboration with a number of school partners, is a planning and implementation tool for schools and school authority leaders to develop awareness and understanding of Indigenous Foundational Knowledge, which includes:

• First Nations, Métis and Inuit historical, social, economic and political
• perspectives or ways of knowing
• the true spirit and intent of treaties and agreements
• Residential Schools and their legacy
• The impacts of intergenerational trauma
• The social inequality experienced by First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities

This document was also developed to strengthen instructional leadership to lead learning related to Indigenous foundational knowledge and its application within classrooms and the larger school community. As well, this document supports teachers in their work with and through curriculum to design meaningful learning opportunities for the benefit of all students and support the process of reconciliation.