NLPS Environmental Stewardship Objectives
Authentic First Peoples Resources (K-9) (Indigenous)
The annotated listings provide authentic First Peoples texts that meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas. The guide is intended to help BC educators introduce resources that reflect First Peoples knowledge and perspectives into classrooms in respective ways.
BC Treaty Process Awareness Test
How many treaties currently exist in BC? How many First Nations are active in the BC Treaty process? What does Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution recognize and affirm? Learn the answers to these questions and more with this assessment/resource.
Beyond 94: Truth and Reconciliation in Canada
This interactive site allows students to track outcomes on the Calls to Action, learn more about the residential school(s) that operated near their communities (explore the interactive map) and discover concrete examples of how Indigenous and non-Indigenous Canadians can work together.
Indian Act (Indigenous)
The Indian Act looks at the roots of this complicated Federal law and how policies still impact identities today. Topics include stereotypes, residential schools, loss of culture, racism, discrimination, and oppression. The resource includes podcast, transcript, teaching guide, lesson plans, PowerPoint, and access to articles, videos, Indian Act, timelines, and other activities.
Indigenous Perspectives in Education Guide
Popular narratives of Canadian history have most frequently been told from the perspective of European settlers. As a result, Indigenous experiences have often been neglected or excluded from the telling of our country’s history. This guide aims to engage students in thinking critically about our historical narratives, and help them consider how both individual and collective worldviews shape — and are shaped by — history
Indigenous Waterways & Current Water Crisis
The Secret Life of Water presents how Canada can be traced back to Indigenous waterways and trade routes, the past, present, and future of water in Canada, and the current water crisis. This resource includes podcast, transcript, teaching guide, lesson plans, PowerPoint, access to articles, videos, timeline, and other activities.
Project of the Heart
This resource is an online K-12 inquiry based journey which seeks the truth about the History of Indigenous people in Canada with an emphasis on residential schools. Resources include films, videos, maps, articles, timelines, websites, lesson plans and more.
This timeline presents selected times and events in the history of Indigenous People in BC.
Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) 94 Calls to Action (Indigenous)
In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission made the following calls to action.
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) (Grades 2-9) (Indigenous)
UNDRIP is a declaration containing an agreement that describes specific rights and actions that governments must take to protect the rights of Indigenous peoples.
This teaching resource is an Adolescent-Friendly Version to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) is an international instrument adopted by the United Nations on September 13, 2007, to enshrine (according to Article 43) the rights that “constitute the minimum standards for the survival, dignity, and well-being of the indigenous peoples