This department is responsible for the collection and development of social studies/native studies materials to be integrated across the curriculum so that all students learn about and appreciate the contribution of aboriginal peoples to the history and development of Manitoba first and foremost, but also of the Americas in general.
Increasingly, that historical focus has expanded to include greater emphasis on the economic history of Northern and remote Manitoba, as a prerequisite to educating our students on the economic possibilities there today. In addition, the mandate of the department also includes support for and promotion of aboriginal languages.
Some examples of the work completed by the department include:
- researched and written several community histories and anthologies,
- assisted with the creation of video histories of several of our communities,
- written culturally-sensitive illustrated books (early years),
- created supplemental guides for early years,
- edu-kits created on fur themes,
- high school course in Native Studies,
- inserviced teachers, parents, community on the teaching of history and culture.
For more information, contact:
Adele Ledoux (firstname.lastname@example.org) - Aboriginal Language and Culture Consultant (Ojibwe)
Louise Landygo (email@example.com
) - Social Studies/Indigenous Studies projects Researcher (Community Histories, Photo Archive, Remembrance Day/Veterans databases)