Truth, Self and Identity

Aboriginal Education should not be seen as a single activity, or a token preservation of folkways.

Aboriginal Education is more than Beads to Bannock, Aboriginal education must be woven throughout the curriculum.

Teachers must be sensitive and aware to the loss and grieving that is historically and politically a significant part of the Aboriginal student’s lives.

Teaching resides in the distance travelled between the head and the heart.

Develop political consciousness in the very young students. Combine critical challenge with issue of importance to Aboriginal students and their communities.

A critical investigative attitude deploys skills such as inference, direct observation, or identifying bias and angles of vision.

Critical challenges help non-Aboriginal learners develop a new appreciation for indigenous sources of knowledge and to discern how the truth is portrayed to the media.

The ability to relocate: this involves being able to question one’s own cultural background.

Seeing the act of teaching as a journey toward learning in itself. Becoming aware of the privilege that participation in a dominant literacy confers.