Elementary Indigenous Resource Teacher

Month: September 2021


This facilitator’s guide supports the successful implementation of authentic Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and content in B.C.’s redesigned curriculum.

In the BCTF 2017 member survey, members asked for more resources on how to include authentic Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and content in B.C.’s redesigned curriculum.  This request led to conversations with Indigenous learning leaders. It became evident that simply providing resources is not enough to generate significant or lasting change in schools. The goal was to provide a professional learning experience for educators to learn together through listening, talking, questioning, and processing.

Continuing Our Learning Journey: Indigenous Education in B.C.  gives participants the opportunity to explore the following questions:

• How can Indigenous knowledge and perspectives enhance learning for all?
• How can we use the First Peoples Principles of Learning as a framework for our practice to create an equitable education system for all learners, ensuring that the system is responsive to Indigenous learners?
• What can our classrooms/schools/districts look and sound like when they are grounded in the First Peoples Principles of Learning?
• What about resources to help respectfully integrate Indigenous knowledge and perspectives into classrooms and schools?
• What continued learning do we each need to engage in?


Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021

 Virtual Event Open to All Canadian Schools for Youth Grades 5-12

To celebrate the success of last year’s online event, Every Child Matters, we are proud to present a full week of Truth and Reconciliation programming.

TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION WEEK is a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential school system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.

Register Now at Eventbrite


The 5-day program will be held online from September 27 to October 1, 2021. Each day, teachers will share videos with their Grade 5-12 students. Created by Indigenous storytellers, these videos will show traditional ceremonies and artistic performances, alongside conversations with Elders and knowledge keepers, Survivors, and children of Survivors of residential schools. There will also be a moving tribute to the Missing Children that never returned home from the residential schools.

On September 30, Orange Shirt Day, a special program will be held to commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We hope you and your students will join us.

Tentative Schedule

Day 1 – Treaties, Land Claims and Unceded Territories

Day 2 – Land and Culture

Day 3 – Truth and Reconciliation

Day 4 – Reconciliation and Me (Special APTN programming) & Orange Shirt Day Celebration

Day 5 – Knowledge Transfer – Elder and Youth Dialogues