Teachings of the Medicine Wheel – Unit 2 – Unit Description

The Medicine Wheel is a circular symbol representing the wholeness of traditional Native life. It is a perfectly balanced shape without a top or bottom, length or width. It represents constant movement and change. It also represents and symbolizes unity, peace, harmony and courage. It is a testimony of the human being’s ability to survive…

Including Elders – A Guide for Indigenous Literacy Programs Task and Lesson Plans

 This resource accompanies the Including Elders – A Guide for Indigenous Literacy Programs booklet.  The following lesson plans are based around incorporating the appreciation of Elders’ roles into activities: Medicine Wheel introduction Residential School Stories and Healing Sharing Traditional Knowledge Advisory – Teachings and Knowing Where You Came From Traditional Language Knowledge Culminating Task: Indigenous…

The Holistic Approach Developing OALCF Task-Based Activities – Practitioners Guide

The purpose of this Practitioner Guide is to show how the Aboriginal Framework to Life/Learning, most often referred to as the Medicine Wheel – or the Wheel of Life – relates to the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF), in particular the development of task-based activities; and to make it easier for practitioners who are…

A Holistic Approach to Developing Task-Based Activities Part 1

Presented by: Ningwakwe/ E. Pricilla George Based on the findings of the 2013 ONLC Needs Assessment, these webinars and accompanying Practitioner Guide will provide a forum for participants to share their expertise and aspirations for using holistic approaches and methodologies that meet the requirements of the OALCF. Participants will work together through the steps of…

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition Logo

The story behind our logo For Native people the Circle represents life and growth. Human beings enter the circle to learn and to be renewed and then leave the circle to teach and to share knowledge with others. Within the circle are the symbols of learning: the eagle represents Vision – planning for the future;…