Aboriginal Canada Portal

The Aboriginal Canada Portal is your single window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. The portal offers ease of access and navigation to listings of Aboriginal associations, businesses,
organizations, bands, communities, groups, news and peoples.

Aboriginal Experiences

Experience Alberta’s vibrant Aboriginal culture. From the world’s largest tipi to Native interpretive trails and exquisite handmade crafts, a rich tapestry of opportunities await.

Bone Snow Knives and Tin Oil Lamps

Enduring Traditions Among Canada’s First People the Project links digitized images with corresponding textual information from CHIN’s National Inventory and makes them available on the Internet through SchoolNet and CHIN’s Web pages. This Project provides access to significant collections representing an important chapter in Canadian heritage, the history of our First Nations. No other extensive image banks of this material are available on the Internet.

Canadian Council on Learning

Funded through an agreement with Human Resources and Skills Development Canada in 2004, the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) is a national, independent, non-profit corporation with a mandate to promote and support research to improve all aspects of learning across the country and across all walks of life. Amongst other mandates they are forming “knowledge centres”. CCL has identified five key areas of learning that
require urgent attention. To ensure that these areas are addressed from a pan-Canadian perspective, CCL is creating five regionally-based knowledge centres across Canada to support these themes. These centres will be responsible for building a national network of experts in each specific learning domain and for advising CCL on the priorities for research, knowledge mobilization, monitoring and reporting and knowledge exchange for each domain.
One of these knowledge centres will be Aboriginal Learning and will be
located somewhere on the prairies, Northwest Territories, or Nunavut.

CMEC Forum – Keynote Address by Senator Dr. Lillian Dyck
(PDF – 65k)

Senator Dyck made this speech at the Opening Ceremonies of the CMEC (Council of Ministers of Education, Canada) Aboriginal Literacy Interactive Pan-Canadian Forum, April 13 – 15, 2008, Regina, Saskatchewan.

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations

The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations (FSIN) remains committed to the spirit and intent of the Treaties. First Nations continue to work toward a process that will give definitive legal effect to the Treaties in the hope this relationship will continue to serve as the foundation for an enduring and positive partnership with the Crown.

First Nations and Métis Relations

The Department of First Nations and Métis Relations provides the Government of Saskatchewan with a more focused approach to its work involving First Nations and Métis people. The department works to coordinate existing programs in other departments and provide greater overall direction to the government’s approach to issues concerning First Nations and Métis people.

Gabriel Dumont Institute of Native Studies and Applied Research

Head-smashed in Buffalo Jump

Located 18 km north & west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada at a place where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains meet the great plains, one of the world’s oldest, largest and best preserved buffalo jump is known to exist — Head-Smashed-In.

How the West was Young

The Heritage Community Foundation is proud to provide a dynamic new platform to help make Alberta’s history come alive for everyone! Explore aspects of Alberta’s early history through images, text and CKUA Radio Network’s Heritage Trails.

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

International Indigenous Librarians Forum

“We, as unified indigenous peoples who work with libraries and information, will ensure the appropriate care, development and management of the indigenous knowledge of generations past, present and future.”

Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan

The Learning Disabilities Association of Saskatchewan is a non-profit group of consumers, their families, and interested professionals. The mission of LDAS is to advance the education, employment, social development, legal rights and general well being of people with learning disabilities and to ensure a society where people with learning disabilities can reach their full potential.

Library and Archives Canada

Canadian Information By Subject is an information service developed by the to the Library & Archives Canada site provides links to information about Canada from Internet resources around the world. The subject arrangement is in the form of a “Subject Tree”, based on the structure of the Dewey Decimal Classification system. This service is updated regularly and is constantly developing and expanding.

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan

The MNS has established a stand-alone committee responsible for overseeing the development of culture, heritage and language within the Metis Nation – Saskatchewan. A number of community organizations run by Métis citizens have undertaken festivals and days of celebration across the province. Visit their website for more information.

National Adult Literacy Database

Canada’s adult literacy information network – a clearing house of literacy archives, documents, announcements, research, resources, organizations, stories from learners,
awards, contacts, and discussion groups.

National Literacy Secretariat

NLS is to ensure that Canadians have opportunities to develop and improve the ever-expanding literacy skills needed to function at work, at home and in the community, and to support the development and dissemination of information on literacy issues to increase awareness and understanding.

Norman Pickell’s Legal Web Reference

A website full of Aboriginal links.

Our first Gathering Site (Mamawenig 2002)

The project further aims to build a strong base for on-going communication among Aboriginal Literacy Programs, on-going support for New Aboriginal Literacy Program Initiatives, and increased recognition and support for Aboriginal literacy within all levels of governments.

Provincial Aboriginal Representative Workforce Council

The Provincial Aboriginal Representative Workforce Council was formally established in February 2000 to develop strategies for delivering training linked to partnership employer job opportunities. PARWC is co-chaired by Saskatchewan First Nations and Métis Relations.

Purdue University – Canadian Government Native/Aboriginal Affairs Websites

Canada´s government has many agencies dealing with Native and Aboriginal affairs
reflecting Canada´s historic and contemporary relationship with its indigenous inhabitants.

Saskatchewan/Alberta Keewatin Career Development Corporation

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre

The Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre is mandated by the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations to promote and enhance the cultural values and traditions of the First Nations of Saskatchewan therefore, it has played a key role in preserving
Saskatchewan’s First Nations heritage and fostering cultural awareness and cross cultural understanding in Saskatchewan, Canada, and internationally for the last 30 years.

Saskatchewan Indian Federated College

Department of Indian Education

First Nations and Metis Curriculum Units

Each of the units focuses on the historic and contemporary contributions and achievements of Canadian First Nations and Métis people. The content in each of these units portray positive images which enhance the rich philosophical beliefs and practices demonstrated by First Nations and Métis people of the this country. For the purposes of this project, attention will be given to the specific cultural groups in Saskatchewan.

Saskatchewan Learning

Saskatchewan Learning is working in collaboration with a wide range of sector partners to plan, develop, deliver and implement post-secondary education and training programs and services. You can also find information concerning Early Childhood, School Age and Libraries.

Saskatchewan Learning – First Nations and Métis Education Branch

The First Nations and Métis Education Branch provides leadership to build capacity within Saskatchewan’s provincial education system to transform and empower learning communities (children, youth, educators, families and communities) toward a shared and harmonious future.

Saskatchewan Literacy Network

The Saskatchewan Literacy Network (SLN) is a non-profit, charitable organization
that promotes and supports literacy through: Public Awareness, Advocacy, Training and Sharing Information. Each of the units focuses on the historic and contemporary contributions and achievements of Canadian First Nations and Metis people. The content in each of these units portray positive images which enhance the rich philosophical beliefs and practices demonstrated by First Nations and Metis people of the this country. For the purposes of this project, attention will be given to the specific cultural groups in Saskatchewan.

School Net

Computers and Internet access are important tools for creating stimulating learning
environments. Recognizing the challenges that First Nations schools may face in
accessing and applying these technologies, Industry Canada created the First Nations
SchoolNet program.

Six non-profit Regional Management Organizations work with Industry Canada to
deliver the program to First Nations schools. Any First Nations school under
the Government of Canada’s jurisdiction is eligible to participate in the program.

Settlement : First People & Settlers

Statistics Canada

The source of huge amounts of information this link is specifically to the Learning a living: First results of the Adult Literacy and Life Skills Survey.

Turtle Island

This is an Aboriginal owned independent news and information network promoting educational, healing and wellness, resources, communities, business and cultural discussions, events, and news.

U. of Calgary & Red Deer College – Canada’s First Nations Website

This multimedia tutorial focuses on the histories of Canada’s First Nations peoples from ancient times to the nineteenth century. This module provides examples of creation myths and it examines scientific theories of when and how people migrated to the North
American continent.

The Virtual Museum of Métis History and Culture

Wanuskewin Heritage Park

Wanuskewin Heritage Park helps create awareness, sensitivity and knowledge of the Northern Plains culture to both First Nation and non-First Nation visitors. Partnership, respect, tolerance, teaching, learning and understanding are the values upon which our Park was founded and under which we continue to operate today.


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