Shared Ground

This gathering introduces participants to the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan and Canada. Participants will be engaged in learning activities addressing terminology used to describe and identify Aboriginal peoples (e.g., Nehiyaw, Métis, Inuit, etc.), historical and contemporary socio-economic contexts, and common myths and misconceptions about Aboriginal peoples.

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The following websites support the activities of the Shared Ground gathering.

A visually stunning audio narrated resource for learning about Indigenous knowledge and philosophy from five diverse First Nations in Canada.

A chronicle of traditional Métis history and culture that contains a wealth of primary documents – oral history interviews, photographs and various archival documents – in visual, audio and video files.    

8th Fire draws from an Anishinaabe prophecy that declares now is the time for Aboriginal peoples and the settler community to come together and build the '8th Fire' of justice and harmony. In addition to access to the four-part television series, this website contains a wealth of informative supplementary videos.

This digital resource was designed to help teachers understand the holistic nature of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit, ways of knowing, to provide opportunity for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples to share their perspectives on topics important to them, and to demonstrate their different perspectives in teaching and learning.