In this book, author Pamela Rose Toulouse provides current information, personal insights, authentic resources, interactive strategies and lesson plans that support Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to respectfully infuse residential school history, treaty education, Indigenous contributions, First Nation/Métis/Inuit perspectives and sacred circle teachings into their subjects and courses. The author presents a culturally relevant and holistic approach that facilitates relationship building and promotes ways to engage in reconciliation activities.
"As part of my professional training, I participated with my whole school staff in the "Blanket Exercise" (grade 7 lesson) facilitated by the board consultant for Indigenous Studies. As we gained knowledge of the diminishing land rights of Indigenous peoples, teachers were visibly moved by the scope of colonization that has taken place.
Pamela Rose Toulouse, Ph.D., is from the Sagamok First Nation in Ontario. She is an associate professor at Laurentian University, with more than 24 years as an educator. Her background and teaching experience provide the insight, knowledge and expertise to make this a valuable text for both the novice and experienced teacher."
- Kent Miller, Canadian Teacher Magazine