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Aboriginal people and post-secondary education in Canada by Michael Mendelson. (2006). Published by Caledon Institute of Social Policy, Ottawa.
URL: www.caledoninst.org/publications/pdf/595eng.pdf


Best Practices in Aboriginal Education - by BC Ministry of Education (2003). First Nations Education Steering Committee. 9th Provincial Aboriginal Education Conference, November 1 -3. Whistler, BC.
URL: www.fnesc.ca/publications/pdf/102879AbEdConf2003RS.pdf


Creating the future – A planning handbook for Board members and Administrators of First Nations' Boards. - by Thomas, L. (2004) for the First Nations Education Steering Committee, West Vancouver, BC.
URL: www.fnesc.ca/publications/pdf/102976-creating-the-future-Thomas.pdf


First Nations Education Steering Committee FNESC facilitates discussion about education matters affecting First Nations in BC by disseminating information and soliciting input from First Nations.
URL: http://www.fnesc.ca/


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Enabling the Autumn Seed: Toward a decolonized approach to aboriginal knowledge, language, and education by Dr. Maria Battiste (1998) Canadian Journal of Native Education, 22 (1), 16 – 27. "This article discusses the need for Aboriginal knowledge to be retained through Aboriginal languages supported in curricula. It also challenges the Eurocentric assumptions that have pushed Aboriginal knowledge and languages to the margins and raises current Aboriginal educational concerns regarding a transformed curriculum that embraces the rich diversity of knowledge and provides the necessary consciousness to enable Aboriginal humanity to be respected and protected."
URL: www.cbu.ca/mrc/autumn-seed#.VTQwTpNGyqE


First Nations Holistic Lifelong Learning Model Downloadable document that explores the elements of this model for lifelong learning created by the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre
URL: www.ccl-cca.ca/pdfs/RedefiningSuccess/CCL_Learning_Model_FN.pdf


First Nations Post-Secondary Education Handbook for the B.C. Region with Reference to the National Post-Secondary Education Program Guidelines (2005). This. handbook was developed to provide an overview of the INAC Post-Secondary National Program Guidelines and some of the documentation that may be required during a Compliance Review. The handbook also includes sample Post-Secondary policies that were shared by First Nations throughout B.C.
URL: fnesc.ca/Attachments/Publications/PDF%27s/pdf/old/Post-Sec%20handbook%20-%20Feb%208%202005M%20(1).pdf


First Peoples' Cultural Foundation (2005). A not-for-profit charitable public organization that generates support to raise awareness and funding for Aboriginal language revitalization. One of the FPCF’s major projects is the on-line language archives known as FirstVoices.com. FirstVoices acts not only a record of many First Nations languages from Canada, it also includes games for children, teacher resources, stories, songs and multi-media files which collectively act as a powerful language learning tool. An important aspect of the archives is that they are built and maintained within the community. Youth and Elders working together to keep their language and culture alive and accessible for future generations are the driving force behind FirstVoices.com.
URL: www.fpcf.ca/


Integrating Aboriginal Perspectives into Curricula: A Resource for Curriculum Developers, Teachers and Administrators. (2005). Published for the K-12 curriculum in Manitoba, this useful resource offers guidance that can be applied to designing post-secondary experiences as well.
URL: www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/docs/policy/abpersp/ab_persp.pdf


Inuit Holistic Lifelong Learning Model Downloadable document that explores the elements of this model for lifelong learning created by the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre
URL: www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/RedefiningSuccessInAboriginalLearning/RedefiningSuccessModelsInuit.html


Meeting the Needs of Aboriginal Learners - An Overview of Current Programs and Services, Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons Learned (2005). Published by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges.
URL: www.accc.ca/wp-content/uploads/archive/pubs/200507_Aboriginal.pdf


Metis Holistic Lifelong Learning Model Downloadable document that explores the elements of this model for lifelong learning created by the Aboriginal Learning Knowledge Centre.
URL: www.ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/RedefiningSuccessInAboriginalLearning/RedefiningSuccessModelsMetis.html


Reaching for Success. Considering the achievements and effectiveness of First Nations schools by Kavanagh, B. (1998) for The First Nations Education Steering Committee, Standards Project Advisory Committee, British Columbia. July.
URL: www.fnesc.ca/publications/pdf/reaching.pdf


Redressing the balance: Canadian university programs in support of Aboriginal students by David Holmes (2006) for the Association of Universities and Colleges. Ottawa.
URL: nvit.ca/docs/redressing%20the%20balance%20canadian%20university%20programs%20in%20support%20of%20aboriginal%20students.pdf


Redefining how success is measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning (2007). First Nations, Inuit and Métis have long advocated learning that affirms their own ways of knowing, cultural traditions and values. However, Aboriginal Peoples also desire Western education that can equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to participate in Canadian society. First Nations, Inuit and Métis recognize that “two ways of knowing” will foster the necessary conditions for nurturing healthy, sustainable communities. ABLKC.
URL: ccl-cca.ca/CCL/Reports/RedefiningSuccessInAboriginalLearning?Language=EN


The Aboriginal language program planning workbook (2007). by Kavanagh, B. (1999) Prepared for the First Nations Education Steering Committee: Aboriginal Languages Sub-committee, British Columbia.
URL: www.fnesc.ca/publications/pdf/language%20workbook2.pdf


The Common Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal language and culture programs: Kindergarten to Grade 12 By the Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education, this resource offers valuable guidelines that can be applied in post-secondary education as well. Heavily reflects the voices of Elders.
URL: education.alberta.ca/media/929730/abor.pdf




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