Index & About the Resource

About the Resource

Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum was designed to

  • show the holistic nature of First Nations, Métis and Inuit ways of knowing
  • provide an opportunity to share perspectives on topics raised in consultations with First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities
  • demonstrate First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives in teaching and learning experiences

Talking Together is a discussion guide that accompanies the resource.

Consultation Cycle for Walking Together

Consultation Cycle
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Images and Design

Design decisions for this resource are the result of many discussions with First Nation, Métis and Inuit advisory groups.

The changing background landscapes on the Home Page speak to the changing, dynamic nature of First Nation, Métis and Inuit cultures.

The leather-motif header with glyphs inspired by rock art pictographs visually acknowledges and honours tradition in this contemporary technological setting.

The circle of stones used as navigation buttons to the topic areas conveys traditional meanings:

  • The circle indicates that all things are equal, that we share the world with others.
  • The circle connects to the medicine wheels and tipi rings found across Alberta, indicating a sharing of place-based knowledge.
  • Rock and stones, considered to be the “old ones,” carry story and information; in both a figurative and qualitative sense, they pass knowledge on to those who have the gift and who are willing to listen.

Topic Areas and Sections

Topic Areas
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