At the Edge of Canada: Indigenous Research presents interviews with researchers about their work with Aboriginal peoples. The objective is to assist people in better understanding Indigenous people, our issues and the often asked Google term “what is aboriginal.” It is originally produced as a radio broadcast on UMFM 101.5 FM in Winnipeg Manitoba and hosted by Dr Robert-Falcon Ouellette while working at University of Manitoba. He is now an Member of Parliament in Ottawa. Ekosani.
Teachers of Aboriginal students: A Question of Perspectives
Our radio documentary discusses the view
from teachers of aboriginal students. Our major focus is the challenge
teacher’s face when integrating Aboriginal culture and perspectives into the
classroom. We interviewed several teachers and students on the topic. Most of
our interviewees wanted to remain anonymous on the radio documentary. However,
they will act as some really good connections and resources for us as teachers.
Sarah was the UMSU student who was comfortable being recognized in the
documentary. In addition to her we interviewed three teachers and a Metis
student. Our group members are Carly, Angie, Brianne and Sarah. We also brought
our own views and perspectives to the radio documentary. As well, we drew
information from the articles in the syllabus from the Teachers of Aboriginal
Students section. We also drew information from the survey prepared by the Swampy
Cree Tribal Council called, Community Active Members Youth Leadership Survey
-2010-2011 Highlights Report.
Goulet (2001): “Two teachers
of Aboriginal students: Effective practice in sociohistorical realities” in Canadian
Journal of Native Education, 25(1): 68-84.