First Nations Education

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

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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.

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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

Posted: October 1, 2018

Teaching About The Mi'kmaq

The full resource is downloadable for free. The introductory pages, 15-38 provide a great deal of information about the Mi'kmaq people written by Mi'kmaq people.

Posted: September 28, 2018

Posted: September 17, 2018

Education Canada


There are many interesting and regional articles on reconciliation in this magazine issue, which is free online. There is an article on: Truth and Reconciliation in your Classroom, how to get started; an article where students provide their input into reconciliation in schools; "Two eyed seeing", the best of both worlds, written by Mi' kmaq elder from NS; and more


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 or Elizabeth Price




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Added: Mon, Sep 16 2019