The east represents a beginning and in many First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, the journey proceeds clockwise. If you are new to this resource, it’s a good idea to start on the eastern side of the circle of rocks, with the Worldviews topic area.
Traditional Environmental Knowledge
Develop an understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives on respectful use of the land and resources.
Aboriginal and Treaty Rights
Develop an appreciation of the complex perspectives and issues related to treaties and rights.
Develop an understanding of the ways well-being is promoted by connecting traditional practices and social foundations.
Develop an understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives of kinship with one another and the universe.
Healing Historical Trauma
Develop an understanding of historical trauma and issues related to colonialism and imperialism.
Culture and Language
Develop an understanding of the importance of preserving languages and cultures.
Develop an understanding of the diversity of worldviews within First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural and linguistic groups in Alberta.
Develop an understanding of traditional learning and teaching practices.
Symbolism and Traditions
Develop an understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultural symbolism and traditions.
Develop an understanding of stories that preserve and reinforce the oral traditions of Inuit, Métis and First Nations people.
Connection to Land
Develop a holistic (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual) understanding of Inuit, Métis and First Nations peoples’ connection to the land.
Develop an appreciation for contributions of Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Cultural Advisors and their promotion of individual and community beliefs, attitudes and values.