Indigenous Resources

Ways of Knowing & Learning

“Indigenous Ways of Knowing” is a useful term that recognizes the beautiful complexity and diversity of Indigenous ways of learning and teaching. The intent of the phrase is to help educate people about the vast variety of knowledge that exists across diverse Indigenous communities.

Local and indigenous knowledge refers to the understandings, skills and ways of living developed by societies with long histories of interaction with their natural surroundings. For indigenous peoples, local knowledge informs decision-making about important aspects of day-to-day life. This knowledge includes language, resource use practices, social interactions, ceremony and spirituality. These unique ways of knowing are important parts of the world’s cultural diversity, and provide a foundation for locally-appropriate sustainable development.

This is a new section of our website. It will change over time with advice from the learning community. This part of  eLibrary is a small step in the reconciliation process. We apologize in advance for any errors in the choice or categorization or these resources.



Indigenous, Inuit & Metis Resources

June is National Indigenous History Month

June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada, a time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Please use this section of our website to help you observe this month of learning.


Learning Activities: Choice Boards

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