Issue # 21 | June 2016

In this issue

The search for deeper learning

CTF President Heather Smith describes her journey in discovering and learning more about Indigenous people, a journey which continues to this day. [+]

Where there is a will, there is a way

As a result of the rich cultural learning she acquired during her 11 years teaching in Nunavut, Secretary General Cassie Hallett DaSilva shares her firm belief that a key to reconciliation is for all teachers to better understand Indigenous cultures and histories. [+]

Feature—Highlights of the CTF survey on teachers’ perspectives on Aboriginal education

Find out what nearly 1,900 Canadian teachers in public elementary and secondary schools had to say about incorporating Indigenous history, culture and current issues in their classrooms. [+]

Truth and Reconciliation: What is it about?
A discussion booklet for the classroom

The CTF and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation are currently working together to produce an education tool to help students better understand the history of residential schools. [+]

Living in French on Inuit land

Discover how a French-language school at the heart of Iqaluit helps to keep the French language alive in this remote Northern community. [+]

Making Aboriginal education a priority!

A quick overview of CTF and its Member organizations’ activities in support of Aboriginal education. [+]

ETFO initiatives highlight FNMI education in Ontario

Find out more about the professional learning opportunities and resources offered by the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario to its 78,000 members. [+]

How the history and legacy of residential schools are embedded in the NWT curriculum

When the history of residential schools was incorporated into the Northwest Territories, a series of rich and powerful resources were developed for both teachers and students. [+]

BC teachers embrace Project of Heart

Through the Project of Heart, members of the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation in over 500 schools invited residential school survivors into classrooms to share their stories. [+]

An interview with an early career teacher: Melissa Dedam, Harcourt Elementary School

Originally published in NBTA News, this article introduces us to First Nations teacher Melissa Dedam who defied all odds to become a teacher. [+]

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