Guidelines for Selecting FNMI School Library Resources
Developed by, or in collaboration with, a qualified, reputable Indigenous source such as an Indigenous organization, knowledge keeper, author or scholar that reflects current and historical events through an Indigenous perspective.
Grade/age appropriate and relevant for learning about Indigenous traditions.
Free from bias, stereotype and questionable or gratuitous language & imagery.
Content focuses on Turtle Island & Indigenous history and experience in Canada.
Reflective of Indigenous storytelling tradition (through the inclusion of strategies, activities and visuals that reflect the multiple text forms of Indigenous storytelling).
From Annick Press, written by Colinda Clyne (Curriculum Leader for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Upper Grand District School Board, Ontario)
"This study guide is for educators and will introduce Indigenous worldviews, histories, perspectives, and contemporary issues as they relate to the books included in our Indigenous titles. The information provided is a starting point in understanding the truth about the history of this land now known as Canada. It is information that will provide a solid context for using these texts in classrooms."
WORKS COVERED INCLUDE: