Length: 5001000 words for each question, for a total of 10002000 words

Due: after completing Unit 6


Complete a brief essay response to each of these questions:

  1. Describe Indigenous approaches to storytelling.
  2. Discuss Indigenous methods for teaching, learning, and sharing knowledge.
  3. Discuss some of the challenges of integrating Indigenous knowledge into systems of education.
  4. Describe the common curriculum framework and the First Nations, Mtis, and Inuit education policy framework. Discuss how these initiatives may contribute to Indigenous education in systems of education.


  • Double-space and use normal margins; each page should be 250300 words long.
  • Use Times New Roman or Ariel 12-point font.
  • Indent the first line of each paragraph.
  • Number the pages.
  • Use APA style to cite sources and list references.
Citation Resources that are for the first two questions
Archibald, J. (2008). Indigenous storywork: Educating the heart, mind, body, and spirit. UBC Press. [E-book] Read pages 83EUR”100, 129EUR”142, 143EUR”154.Battiste, M. (2000). Maintaining Aboriginal identity, language and culture. In Reclaiming Indigenous voice and vision. UBC Press.Cajete, G. (1999). The power of myth and story. In Igniting the sparkle: An Indigenous science education model (pp. 128EUR”138). Kivaki Press.Campbell, C., Boucher, A., Evans, M., Faichney, E., LaCorde, H., & Powder, Z. (2005). Mihkwakamiwi sipisis: Stories and pictures from Mtis Elders in Fort McKay. Canadian Circumpolar Institute. [E-book]King, T. (2003). A million porcupines crying in the dark. In The truth about stories: A Native narrative (pp. 91EUR”120). Anansi Press.Mtis Centre, National Aboriginal Health Organization. (2008). Sharing our gifts: Mtis Elders and traditional knowledge. In In the words of our ancestors: Mtis health and healing. Ottawa: National Aboriginal Health Organization. [E-book] pp. 13EUR”28.Silko, L. (1996). Interior and exterior landscapes: The Pueblo migration stories. In Yellow woman and a beauty of the spirit: Essays on Native American life today (pp. 25EUR”47). Simon & Schuster.Citations for the 
Question threeBarnhardt, R., & Kawagley, A. (2008). Chapter 16: Indigenous knowledge systems and education. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, 107(1), 223EUR”241. (In the Digital Reading Room)Silta Associates. (2007). Indigenous standards in education: A discussion paper for the National Inuit Education Summit. Prepared for Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami. (In the Digital Reading Room)St. Denis, V., & Hampton, E. (2002). Literature review on racism and the effects on Aboriginal Education. Prepared for the MinisterEUR(tm)s National Working Group on Education. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Ottawa: INAC. Read pages 1EUR”42. (In the Digital Reading Room)The below readings can be summarized in a paragraph about residential schools (make sure to cite the readings).Aboriginal Healing Foundation. (2002). The healing has begun. Ottawa. (In the Digital Reading Room)Campbell, M. (1995). Jacob. In Stories of the road allowance people (pp. 86EUR”104). Penticton, BC: Theytus Books. (In the Digital Reading Room)Dion Stout, M. (2008). A survivor reflects on resilience. In From truth to reconciliation: Transforming the legacy of residential schools.  Ottawa: Aboriginal Healing Foundation. Read pages 179EUR”180. (In the Digital Reading Room)Arnott, J. (2006). Dances with cougar: Learning from traditional parenting skills programs. In D. Memee Lavell-Harvard & J. Corbiere Lavell (Eds.), Until our hearts are on the ground: Aboriginal mothering, oppression, resistance and rebirth (pp. 94EUR”105). Toronto: Demeter Press. (In the Digital Reading Room)Battiste, M. (2000). Maintaining Aboriginal identity, language and culture. In Reclaiming Indigenous voice and vision. UBC Press.Vancouver. [E-book] Read pages 192EUR”208. (In the Digital Reading Room)Question four: (only need these two readings)Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education. (2000). The common curriculum framework for Aboriginal language and culture programs. Read pages 1EUR”27. (In the Digital Reading Room)Alberta Learning. (2002). First Nations, Mtis and Inuit Education policy framework. Government of Alberta. (In the Digital Reading Room)