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Education Research Guide: Education for Reconciliation

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This page has resources for teaching about Indigenous Peoples within the classroom. 

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E51-73 Pre-Columbian America. The Indians
E75-99 Indians of North America
E78 A-Z By state, province or region
E81-83 Indian wars
E91-95 Government relations
E92 Canada
E93 United States
E94 Law
E95 Treaties
E96-97.65 Education
E98 A-Z Other topics 
E 98 R3 Religion and mythology
E99 A-Z Tribes and cultures

F 1060.9 R5 Louis Riel and the Red River Rebellion
GN 380 Indigenous Knowledge
JV 305 Indigenous peoples and colonialism
KE 7742 First Nations Law
KF 8221 Tribal Law
N 6538 A4 Native American art and artists.
PM101-2711 American languages (Aboriginal)
PN 1995.9 Indians in Motion Pictures
PS 153 I Native literature


Education for Reconciliation

Science First Peoples Teacher Resource Guide (SECONDARY)

Math Resources

English First Peoples

In Our Own Words – Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K-3 Classroom

Children's Books

The First Mosquito by Caroll Simpson (Illustrator)  

Call Number: CURR E 78 B9 S593 F3 2015

Raven by Gerald McDermott (Illustrator); Dean Whitlock  

Call Number: CURR E 78 N77 M33 2001

Bear Dancer: The Story of a Ute Girl

Call Number: CURR E 99 U8 W998 B43 2005

Discovering Numbers: English, French, Cree

Call Number: CURR PM 988 A9435 2013

Discovering Words: English, French, Cree

Call Number: PM 988 A9438 2013

Mi'kmaw Waisisk: Mi'kmaw Animals 

Call Number: CURR PM 1791 S55 2018

No Time to Say Goodbye by Sylvia Olsen  

Call Number: CURR PS 8579 L728 N62 2001

Every Child Matters

Call Number: CURR E 96.5 W437 2023

Books about Education

Authentic First Peoples Resources (K-9)

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation

The FNESC/FNSA Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides were developed in response to the call by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada for education bodies to develop age-appropriate educational materials about Indian Residential Schools.


The University of Calgary collaborated with new teachers, alumni of the Werklund School of Education’s Bachelor of Education program to create teaching and learning plans for texts on this website. With audiences ranging from Pre-Kindergarten to Post-Secondary, lesson plans across this resource address a wide range of school subject areas, inclusive approaches, and Indigenous education topics, such as the revitalization of Indigenous languages. These lessons are intended as a starting place for educators, to help you envision ways in which you might bring Indigenous literatures, as well as ways of knowing, being, and doing, into your teaching contexts. Please adapt, use, and share these lessons in ways that are generative for your teaching practice. We offer our sincere thanks to the dozens of new teachers who gifted us with these creative ideas!