Spirit Bear: Fishing for Knowledge, Catching Dreams

Spirit Bear learns about traditional community-based Indigenous education, how that changed with the introduction of residential schools, and funding and safety concerns today in First Nations schools. This engaging Canadian resource introduces students to difficult concepts, including residential schools, the impact of government policies on Indigenous people, the concept of redress for historical societal wrongs, and how children can become agents of change. The cartoon-style narrator helps children engage with the serious content. Teachers are advised to supplement with other resources and discussion to provide a more multi-dimensional approach.
residential schools
Shannen's Dream
Shannen Koostachin
spirit bear
First Nations schooling
First Nations schools
inequality
discrimination
Indigenous education
Indigenous ways of knowing
Indigenous ways of learning
Aboriginal education
Attawapiskat
schooling
school
Canada
Author/Publisher/Website
Blackstock, C.
Primary Identifier
9781775191421
Subject
English Language Arts