Upcoming Events

Tech Tuesday – Central Middle School

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tech Tuesday – Rockheights Middle

February 27 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Running Records 101 (6-8)

February 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Tech Tuesday – Frank Hobbs Elementary

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tech Tuesday – Colquitz Middle School

March 6 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

First Peoples Principles of Learning

Background and Context

In addition to the local Esquimalt and Songhees people, BC is the home for 203 First Nations bands whose languages represent 17 distinct linguistic groups. This diversity means that there traditionally has not been one homogenized expression of educational principles as there might be in a single group of Indigenous peoples; however, there are still strong similarities in the ways of knowing and learning, and commonalities in cultural constructs and worldviews among Aboriginal peoples that could serve to enhance the public education system for all students, and these are found in the First Peoples Principles of Learning (FPPL).

Provincial Resources

SD61 Specific Resources

SD61 First Peoples Principles of Learning for Teachers (.PDF)

This document represents the thoughts, experience and research of various First Nations and Metis elders, teachers, students and academics. It was produced by the Aboriginal Nations Education Division (ANED), Greater Victoria School District #61 (2017). It is intended to be a guide to conversation and to exploring new perspectives and practices. As such, it will grow and change, as knowledge always does.

Aboriginal Drumming Songs (Google Folder, requires your SD61Learn.ca account to login)

Aboriginal Nations Education has been working to support the district music and choir teachers to weave traditional Aboriginal music and drumming songs into our music curriculum.  We have finalized the cultural protocol with three members of the Vancouver Island Nations for the rights to teach and sing their traditional composed songs in our school district.  The three singers and composers are Bradley Dick, Lekwungen/Mamalilikala, Jessica Sault, Nuu chah nulth and Gigalis Avery Nelson, Dzawaitaneuk/Snuneymux

 


Community Resources

Sierra Club Outdoors K-8 (see .pdf brochure)

Royal BC Museum – Eagle Program

Salish Weave Box Sets