. Describe an Indigenous worldview and elements that contribute to a holistic education.
2. Discuss the significance of Indigenous languages to Indigenous education.
500–1000 words for each question, APA style, double space, indent the first line of each paragraph.
Integrate the following into your answers
1. articulate an Indigenous world view as expressed by a Mohawk ceremonialist.
2. describe elements of importance to the education of Indigenous children.
3. identify the symbolic principles of the Sacred Tree.
4. discuss the Medicine Wheel as a framework for holistic and lifelong learning.
1. discuss how to learn ways of knowing and ontological responsibilities.
2. identify elements of epistemology and describe epistemological assumptions of the Blackfoot world view.
3. explain the importance of participatory and experiential processes in “coming to know.”
4. discuss language as a philosophical system.
References ( to be used )
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996). A Thanksgiving address. In Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Volume 1. Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Lane Jr., P., Bopp, J., Bopp, M., Brown, L., and Elders. (1984). The sacred tree (pp. 7–41). Twin Lakes, WI: Lotus Press.
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. (1996). Chapter 5: Education. In Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples. Volume 3: Gathering strength. Indian and Northern Affairs, Canada.
Little Bear, L. (2000). Jagged world views colliding. In M. Battiste (Ed.), Reclaiming Indigenous voice and vision (pp. 77–85). Vancouver: UBC Press.
Bastien, B.. (2004). Blackfoot ways of knowing: The world view of the Siksikaitsitapi. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. [E-book] Read pages 77–98.
Cardinal, H., & Hildebrandt., W. (2000). Treaty Elders of Saskatchewan: Our dream is that our peoples will one day be clearly recognized as nations. Calgary: University of Calgary Press. [E-book] Read pages 21–42.
Type of assignment: Essay
Subject: Social studies