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.
Posted: October 24, 2018
Read and see all the exciting things that are happening with First Nation Education around the province; especially in ASDN!
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: September 10, 2018
Please wear an orange shirt (or pin) on Friday, Sept. 28th to recognize all the survivors of Residential Schools and those who did not make it home. As we work towards reconciliation between Indigenous and Non Indigenous Canadians, an important step is recognizing the harm done to generations of children and their families due to the Indian Residential schools system. In our area Shubenacadie Indian Residential School was in operation from 1929- 1967. It is important for the students in our classrooms to learn about this sad part of our history and how it affects our indigenous friends and family today. There are two PowerPoints posted here for two different age groups that can be used in classrooms to educate students. A list of lesson ideas, suggestions on how to commemorate the day, as well as resources available will be emailed to each teacher. For support or further information please contact one of the ASDN First Nation Education leads. Patricia Miller email@example.com or Elizabeth Price firstname.lastname@example.org