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The Muskrat/Wuchusk Project: The Practices

Renee Carriere
Bonnie Werner

This project builds on a recently completed project and continues to examine how to connect curriculum content and Ministry outcomes with Indigenous science and ways of knowing in secondary science courses.  The study integrates local community knowledge, scientific data collection and Indigenous and Western ways of knowing in ways that engage students in meaningful, outdoor…

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The Journey to Reclamation Through Oral Tradition

Dianne Peekeekoot
Charlotte Campbell
Shaun Sasakamoose
Loretta Ballantyne
Irene Dumais

This project follows up on a completed project and examines the impact on students of incorporating Elders into grades 7-9 Cree classes.  The Elders will share stories in Cree to support both language and cultural fluency.  Including Elders in the classroom will allow students to interact with both their peers and adults in traditional ways…

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Catholic Schools Teachers Enacting Papal Encyclical Laudato si’ (Praise Be To You-On Care For Our Common Home)

Mel Sysing
Dustin Kasun
Dr. Richard Manning
Dr. Brad Harasymchuk

This project draws on both Indigenous knowledge and Catholic doctrine to disrupt settler/colonialist education. The project draws on anti-racist and anti-oppressive education to strengthen understandings of critical pedagogy and provide opportunities for social justice-based action research.

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High School Teachers Working Towards Reconciliation: Examining the Teaching and Learning of Residential Schools

Dr. Tana Mitchell
Dr. Jennifer Tupper

Responding to the Call for Action in the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) report, this project will explore how teachers integrate and teach about residential schools, how students make sense of themselves as Canadians as they learn about the history and legacy of residential schools and how classrooms can become a space for reconciliation.

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Identifying Consistent Social Supports That Would Benefit FNIM Adult Learners at Royal West Campus

Kimberley MacLeod
Deidra Evans
Cody Dill

The focus of this research was to learn from First Nations, Métis and Inuit students attending an alternative adult learning program about their experiences with both supportive and non-supportive teaching environments. The students described the importance of community or a sense of belonging, cultural teachings within the school, relationships with teachers or the school community…

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E-kiweyitotamakh Kitayisinewinanaw Reclaiming Our Cree Language Through Oral Tradition

Charlotte Campbell
Diane Peekeekoot

This project was student-driven and came about as the result of a school survey sent home to families. Students had expressed the desire to learn their traditional language, Cree, and the goal was to revitalize traditional Cree language in the school. An invitation was issued to community Elders to share lunch at the school as…

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Creating a Culturally Responsive Learning Program That Benefits All Learners: Exploring the Work of Catalyst Leadership Teams in Selected Saskatchewan Schools

Brandon Needham
Dr. Michael Cottrell

This inquiry explores the efforts of selected educators to transform schools into more invitational and culturally affirming learning environments as a means of improving Aboriginal student achievement and enhancing cross-cultural harmony in Saskatchewan. In addition to enhancing teaching and learning in K-12 contexts, the project also considers how insights from this research might inform teacher…

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The Muskrat/Wuchusk Project

Renee Carriere

This project examines how to connect curriculum content and Ministry outcomes with Indigenous science and ways of knowing in secondary science courses.  The study integrates local community knowledge, scientific data collection and Indigenous and Western ways of knowing in ways that engage students in meaningful, outdoor education.    

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Creating Opportunities for Using Family Funds of Knowledge to Support Literacy Skills

Callie Lewry
Sharla Currie

The overall purpose of the research is to explore ways to engage families in using and sharing their family funds of knowledge to increase literacy skills in early childhood. A community kitchen approach is used in a community school experiencing limited parental involvement to draw families together to learn from and support each other and…

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Exploring Student’s relationships to treaty through the Treaty4Project

Naomi Sara Fortier-Frecon
Leia Laing

Treaty 4: The next generation project (also known as Treaty4Project) is an educative project that allows students to explore the idea of treaty citizenship in order to understand the role of their generation in Treaty 4 territory (Saskatchewan) today and in the future.  The project brought together an Elder, a Cree/Metis artist, university professors, activists,…

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