Canadian Journal of Native Education

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 1, 2013

Creating Space: My Life and Work in Indigenous Education
Creating Space: My Life and Work in Indigenous Education Verna J. Kirkness Winnipeg, MB: University of Manitoba Press, 2013, 194 pages including indexI hold up my hands to Dr. Verna J. Kirkness (Ni-Jing-Jada) for sharing her life's work and creating...
Editorial: Indian Control of Indian Education-40 Years Later
In 1972, the Canadian National Indian Brotherhood (now Assembly of First Nations) released the Indian Control of Indian Education (ICIE) policy paper. The ICIE policy paper addressed the following areas in relation to Indigenous education: local control...
First Nations Control of Education: One Community's Experience
The voices of First Nations communities, families, and people are acknowledged and recognized in this research, along with the current tensions created by subtle and overtly imposed processes of colonization. This research uses ethnographic techniques...
Indian Control of Indian Education: Reflections and Envisioning the Next 40 Years
The Indian Control of Indian Education (ICIE) (1972) policy document was, and continues to be, evidence of the power of Aboriginal peoples in Canada working together to speak up against government assimilationist policies. The voices in this article...
Instructional Leadership in First Nations Schools
This paper combines a synthesis of an Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) sponsored case study of five highly-effective elementary schools in Alberta and an examination of the leadership qualities necessary to create an effective and successful First...
Just Do It: Anishinaabe Culture-Based Education
In an attempt to meet the educational needs of Anishinaabe children and youth, innovative education must be created to specifically reflect Anishinaabe culture and Anishinaabe community realities. The Anishinaabe Bimaadiziwin Cultural Healing and Learning...
Mokasige: Redeploying a Colonial Institution to Reaffirm and Revitalize Algonquin Culture
Historically, Canada's educational policy for Indigenous populations has focused on assimilation, which has had a negative effect on Indigenous cultures and peoples. Today, high school graduation rates for Aboriginals are less than half of the Canadian...
The Role of the Non-Native Teacher in Remote First Nations Communities in Northern Ontario
This article describes seven experienced First Nations and non-Native educators' ideas about how to prepare non-Native teachers for culturally responsive teaching in remote First Nations communities in northern Ontario. Addressing the concerns for teacher...
We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: Towards the Development of an Indigenous Educational Advocacy Organization for Indigenous Children in Canada's Custody
The influential Indian Control of Indian Education (ICIE) policy statement, written by the National Indian Brotherhood (NIB) in 1972, galvanized widespread Indigenous resistance to Canadian human rights abuses that included child apprehension policies...
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