Aboriginal Materials

Exploring the implementation and potential adaptation of Action Schools! (2009)

BC for Rural and Remote First Nations Communities

This document describes a project designed to test whether a school-based healthy lifestyles program could improve the health of Aboriginal children and youth in Canada.

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2014-05-28

The Education and Employment Experiences of First Nations People Living Off Reserve, Inuit, and Métis (2013)

Selected Findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey - Analytical paper

This report describes some of the findings from the 2012 Aboriginal Peoples Survey (APS), a national survey of Aboriginal peoples aged six years and older in Canada. It focuses on those aged 18 to 44 and examines their education pathways, as well as factors that affect high school completion.

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2014-05-26

Addressing Learning Disabilities With the Medicine Wheel [Video - 4:58] (2013)

This video shows how the Ts'zil Learning Centre in British Columbia uses the four elements of the medicine wheel to address the needs of First Nations students with learning disabilities. The wheel is divided into sections representing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the person.

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2014-05-16

Promoting Essential Skills and Apprenticeship Training in Aboriginal Communities Across Canada (2011)

A Summary of Discussion Findings

This report summarizes key findings from 29 workshops held in Aboriginal communities across Canada between December 2010 and June 2011 to create awareness about Essential Skills (ES) tools. Workshop participants included employment counsellors who work with Aboriginal clients, as well as economic development officers, apprenticeship counsellors, and trades program coordinators.

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2014-04-10

Engaging Canada's Indigenous Peoples in the Trades (2013)

The Canadian Apprenticeship Journal – Vol. 9, Fall 2013

This issue of the Canadian Apprenticeship Journal is dedicated entirely to initiatives and programs that support the recruitment, retention, and training of Aboriginal learners in apprenticeship programs and the skilled trades.

It contains 16 articles, organized into sections focusing on research; approaches to engagement and training; and various perspectives on the topic.

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2014-03-31

Aboriginal Justice: Community Forum (2006)

Building a Community Network

This presentation was developed by the Centre for Education and Work (CEW), a not-for-profit organization affiliated with the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba.

It was prepared as part of the CEW’s community justice project, which developed learning materials for Aboriginal court workers.

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2014-02-25

Employment and Education Among Aboriginal Peoples: A New Perspective from the 2011 National Household Survey (2013)

TD Economics Special Report

This report examines data from the 2011 National Household Survey (NHS) suggesting that the labour market and income gaps between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada continue to persist.

Worse still, the progress made since 1996 in closing those employment gaps has stagnated since the 2006 census, the authors note. The income data from the NHS also suggest that the earnings gap between the two groups remains persistent.

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2014-02-21

Aboriginal literacy and essential skills pilot project: Tutor guide (2013)

This guide is one of the resources developed through the Aboriginal Literacy and Essential Skills (ALES) pilot project, carried out from 2010 to 2013. The goal of the project was to help First Nations communities on southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, to develop a culturally learning vision and set of learning pathways.

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2014-01-30

Aboriginal literacy and essential skills pilot project: Food safety and indigenous meal preparation on Vancouver Island (2013)

This curriculum is designed for use by adult learners, working with or without a tutor. It is aimed at people who want to safely prepare food for themselves and their families; find local food sources and promote traditional food harvesting; work in the food industry; or go on to take a course leading to a certificate in food safety.

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2014-01-23

Aboriginal Learning: A Review of Current Metrics of Success (2007)

This review is part of a larger project focused on redefining success in Aboriginal learning.

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2014-01-22

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