Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Resources

Culturally Responsive Aboriginal Resources

The Aboriginal Education Department and the District Learning Commons in School District 57 Prince George are on a journey that began with the inquiry question: “How do we get more educators using culturally responsive Aboriginal resources within their classrooms?” This session will explore the process of developing a collection of learning resources to support the blending of indigenous knowledge into our daily learning through the building of participation and partnerships to support systemic change. The collaborative work in SD57 is founded on the understanding that ” blending Indigenous knowledge into the curricula involves three processes: respecting the diversity of Indigenous knowledge s protocols, preparations, and purposes; understanding the multi-levels of preparation and purpose in transmitting Indigenous knowledge; and developing constitutional and ethical responsibilities for those researching Indigenous knowledge.” (Battiste, Marie Ann. Decolonizing Education: Nourishing the Learning Spirit. Saskatoon: Purisch, 2013. 169. Print.)