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Reconciliation: First Nations Treaty Making in British Columbia

Tony Penikett
Douglas & McIntyre, 2006
ISBN-13 978-1-55365-143-7

Drawing on his many years of experience, Penikett explores the BC treaty negotiations process and concludes by offering practical remedies to address some of the challenges.

The Resettlement of British Columbia: Essays on Colonialism and Geographical Change

Cole Harris
UBC Press, 1997
ISBN 0-7748-0588-9 (hardcover)
ISBN 0-7748-0589-7 (paperback)

In this collection of essays, Harris reflects on the strategies of colonialism in BC during the first 150 years after the arrival of European settlers. The pervasive displacement of Indigenous people by the newcomers, the mechanisms by which it was accomplished, and the resulting effects on the landscape, social life, and history of BC are examined through the dual lenses of post-colonial theory and empirical data.

Treaty Talks in British Columbia: Negotiating a Mutually Beneficial Future

Second Edition
Christopher McKee
UBC Press, 2000
ISBN 0-7748-0824-1

McKee traces the origins and development of treaty negotiations in BC. Through an examination of First Nations’ concerns, he analyzes conflicting points of view and suggests alternatives for achieving consensus.

Prospering Together: The Economic Impact of the Aboriginal Title Settlements in B.C.

Second Edition
Edited by Roslyn Kunin, Ph. D.
The Laurier Institution, 2001
ISBN 0-9682343-1-3

This book, written in plain language, looks at the many important economic concerns about title settlements, including: land and resource tenure, access to natural resources, investment, human resources, education, health, funding, and self-government. A new chapter discusses the Nisga'a treaty in detail.

What's the Deal with Treaties?

Secondary

What's the Deal with Treaties? educational kit introduces the important concepts of treaty making in British Columbia, and includes a publication and a 20-minute video. The kit is intended to be used in Social 10 and First Nations 12 classes.

To request hard copies please call 604.482.9200, toll free 1.855.482.9200 or email communications@bctreaty.ca.

Indigenous Difference and the Constitution of Canada

Patrick Maklem
University of Toronto Press, 2001
ISBN 0-8020-4195-7 (cloth)
ISBN 0-8020-8049-9 (paper)

Maklem details constitutional rights of Aboriginal people and explores the circumstances in which these rights can be interfered with by the Canadian state. It also examines the relation between these rights and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and proposes extensive reforms of existing treaty negotiations processes in order to protect and promote the exercise of these rights. The book offers a challenge to traditional understandings of the constitutional status of Indigenous peoples.

Nisga'a Dancing in Both Worlds

Secondary

The BC Treaty Commission and Surrey School District marked the ten-year anniversary of the Nisga’a treaty with the release of a comprehensive wiki site that works hand-in-hand with the ministry-approved video, Nisga’a Dancing in Both Worlds.

Teachers can screen the 44-minute video in a series of clips or in its entirety depending on their class’ needs. While the Nisga'a video and lesson plans were developed specifically for the Social Studies 11 curriculum, the resources are also relevant to Social Studies 10, First Nations 12, and Social Justice 12.in a series of clips, or show the video in its entirety depending on what works better for their classroom. While the Nisga'a video and lesson plans were developed specifically for the Social Studies 11 curriculum, the resources are also relevant to Social Studies 10, First Nations 12 and Social Justice 12.

 

British Columbia Ministry of Education

Elementary | Secondary

The BC Ministry of Education redesigned its curriculum to include more Indigenous perspectives, and provides a number of Aboriginal Education Resources. These resources include maps of First Nations and languages in BC, information on reconciliation, and specific details about the new curriculum.

The Ministry also encourages Aboriginal Education Enhancement Agreements (EAs) that strive to “enhance the educational achievement of Aboriginal students.” These are working agreements between school districts, First Nations communities within the district, and the Ministry. For more information on EAs and how to pursue one for your school district, see https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/abed/agreements/.

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)

Elementary | Secondary

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada's (INAC) 

INAC's Kids’ Stop provides fun and engaging resources for students aged four to sixteen to learn about the lives, culture, and history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Kids’ Stop includes lesson plans, games, stories from Indigenous children, activity sheets, and much more.


INAC - Kids' Stop

School District No. 73 (Kamloops/Thompson)

Elementary | Secondary

School District No. 73 provides a number of aboriginal education resources. Specifically, to support the inclusion of indigenous content in the elementary school curriculum, this district offers numerous aboriginal educational content, organized by subject.

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

Elementary | Secondary

First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

FNESC shares current information about available programs, government policies, and initiatives related to education. FNESC also provides a variety of resources and programs related to Indigenous perspectives and worldviews.

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR)

The NCTR provides educational resources to promote further understanding about the legacy of the Indian Residential School (IRS) system and its multi-generational impacts. The NCTR is the home of the TRC’s Final Report, which is a six-volume report of the experiences of survivors, history of the IRS system, and calls to action for reconciliation. The NCTR also provides a series of videos and activities by educators and students related to reconciliation.

First Nations Schools Association of British Columbia (FNSA)

Elementary | Secondary

First Nations Schools Association of British Columbia (FNSA)

FNSA provides programs and support for educators to create linguistically and culturally appropriate education environments to provide students with a positive foundation in all academic areas.

First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC)

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

First Peoples Cultural Council (FPCC)

FPCC assists First Nations in BC in their efforts to revitalize their languages, arts, and cultures through high quality programs and resources.

BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF)

Elementary | Secondary

BC Teacher’s Federation (BCTF)

The BCTF offers a variety of teaching resources, and access to interactive, web-based aboriginal content.

FirstVoices — Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

Elementary | Secondary | Post-Secondary

FirstVoices — Language Legacies Celebrating Indigenous Cultures

FirstVoices is a suite of web-based tools and services designed to support Aboriginal people engaged in language archiving, language teaching, and culture revitalization. The FirstVoices Language Archive contains thousands of text entries in many diverse aboriginal writing systems enhanced with sounds, pictures, and video. FirstVoices also provides free apps and games to help people in their journey to maintain their language.

Some language archives at FirstVoices are publicly accessible, while others are password protected at the request of the language community.

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