First Nations Education

November in Mi'kmaq is geptʼgewiguʼs which means Month of Frost

Posted: February 28, 2019

Tabusintac school K-5 students had the opportunity to learn and create with local Mi’kmaq Elder Esther Ward from Esgenoopetitj First Nation. Elder Esther visited with the students once per week over a 5-6 week period. The students learned about Mi’kmaq culture, language, made their own replica rattles and drums, chanted and danced. Thanks to teachers Amanda Simpson and Kendra Breau for taking on this initiative which educated all involved! This is a wonderful example of how we can work toward the TRCs Calls to Action and Objective 6 of NB’s Education Plan to: Meet the needs of First Nation learners and ensure that provincial curriculum is reflective of First Nation history and culture.

Posted: December 21, 2018

ASD-N and all other Anglophone school districts made a commitment with the Office of First Nation Education to document the work being done in First Nation Education through the creation of a newsletter. The newsletter is distrubuted bi-monthly to keep all informed of the great work being done!

Posted: December 14, 2018

A teacher was selected from every elementary school in ASD-N to participate in a hand drum workshop that took place on December 4th in Dalhousie and December 6th in Miramichi. Each teacher constructed their own hand drum and learned about the teachings and care for the drum in morning. In the afternoon, Elder’s Gilbert Sewell and Esther Ward, taught the teachers how to use the drum and an intertribal chant they can use in their classrooms. It was truly an amazing day for all involved. #ReconciliACTION

Posted: November 19, 2018

New video on Treaties and Reconciliation

This is a video that just came out on Treaties and Reconciliation that is awesome!!. 13 mins. It was created in Nova Scotia but is relevant  to our region of NB.

Posted: November 5, 2018

New Website: a great resource for information on the Mi'kmaq

A wonderful collection of  teaching resources on Wabanaki peoples. The Mi'kmaq of our area are one of the five nations included in the Wabanaki Confederacy.

Read and see all the exciting things that are happening  with First Nation Education around the province; especially  in ASDN!

PDF icon ofn_newsletter_oct_2018.pdf1.59 MB

Posted: October 3, 2018

The ASDN First Nation Education team would like to thank everyone who participated in Orange Shirt day on Friday, September 28. We had 52 submissions to our contest and a winner was chosen randomly from this list on Monday, Oct. 1.

Congratulations to Melanie Sobey, Grade 2/3 teacher at Blackville School who is the lucky winner and will receive $300 to purchase resources for her class.

Orange Shirt day was first acknowledged by 4 schools in ASDN in 2015 and this year we had all 30 schools participating! This is huge move forward toward Objective 6 of the  NB 10 year Eduncation Plan, “...ensuring that provincial curriculum is reflective of First Nation  history and culture.” Thanks so much.

Posted: October 1, 2018

October is Mi'kmaq history month. Feel free to use this Powerpoint created by Katrina Clair to teach students some Mi'kmaq history.

File mikmaq_history_month_.pptx3.73 MB

Posted: October 1, 2018

Use this powerpoint created by Katrina Clair to teach middle and high school students about the Treaties signed with the Mi'kmaq

File peace_and_friendship_treaties.pptx3.02 MB

Posted: October 1, 2018

Feel free to use this powerpoint created by Patricia Miller to teach elementary students about treaties.

File treaty_day_2018_elementary.pptx1.9 MB


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