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1 Aboriginal Perspectives and Environmental Education Resources Aboriginal Education Symposium 2009:

2 Introductory Lesson Plan 1. Get into 4 groups. 2. Look at the items in the paper bag in front of you. 3. Think about how each item is linked to other items. 4. Place all of the linked items in a circle. 5. We will have a sharing circle once everyone is done. use to introduce the linkage concept use to introduce the linkage concept

3 Aboriginal Philosophy on the Environment: All things are linked all beings are to be treated with respect. We are all part of Mother Earth we need to honour Her by honouring the beings we come in contact with when a moose is taken, you give thanks and honour it for giving up it’s life for you you should only take what you need and use everything that you take our most important job is to be stewards for Mother Earth; to ensure She is intact for 7 generations

4 Videos about Aboriginal Philosophy on the Environment http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61B CB2-OmRY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61B CB2-OmRY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE8 Q61sz_BM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE8 Q61sz_BM http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odQf MFjcDkw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=odQf MFjcDkw

5 Building Communities The World's Indigenous Peoples The One Tonne Challenge Take A Stand, Make A Difference Faces of Statistics: Looking Beyond The Numbers Stewards Of The Land: Then And Now Circle Of Life Living Knowledge Malama' Aina Natural Harmony People Of The Cedar DVDs available at the media centre:

6 Books that deal with aboriginal philosophy and the environment A River Runs Through It (a success story of how a river is cleaned up) Four Seasons of Corn: A Winnebago Tradition The Sacred Harvest: Ojibway Wild Rice Gathering

7 Some of the books that are in the media centre American Indian Contributions to the World (4 book set) Cultures Collide: Native Americans and Europeans, 1492 – 1700 The Elders Are Watching (1) Sky Woman Legends of the Iroquois The Red Sash Nanabosho and the Cranberries (class set) Nanabosho & Porcupine (class set) Quilting (class set) Adventures of Rabbit and Bear Paws (class set) Anishnabe Almanac (1) Soapstone Carving (1) Children of the Longhouse (class set)

8 Aboriginal Perspectives: The Teachers Toolkit Highlighting the 150+ expectations that deal with aboriginal content http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/ab original/toolkit.html

9 More Resources My classroom webpage: My classroom webpage: http://206.130.199.25/~monipreg@fc. amdsb.ca/?OpenItemURL=S03B4C29 8 http://206.130.199.25/~monipreg@fc. amdsb.ca/?OpenItemURL=S03B4C29 8

10 Once you manage to convince your principal you are in desperate need of more resources: http://www.goodminds.com/ http://www.nativereflections.com

11 Miigwech! (Thank You)


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