FNMI - First Nation, Métis & Inuit Education

The links for this page are divided into categories. Click on the category that interests you to go to a new page.

FNMI Student Success
The Medicine Wheel
Music, Dance & Powwows
National Aboriginal Day
National FNMI Organizations
O Kanata
Residential Schools
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Seven Grandfather Teachings
Treaty Education

Below are general resources intended for teachers.

The Common Curriculum Framework for Aboriginal Language and Culture Programs
Western Canadian Protocol for Collaboration in Basic Education

Free Classroom Resources from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

The Learning Circle - Classroom Activities on First Nations in Canada
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for ages 4 to 7
for ages 8 to 11
for ages 12 to 14

The Learning Circle - Five Voices of Aboriginal Youth in Canada
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for ages 14 to 16

Printable Information Sheets from Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada

First Nations People of Canada
Stories the Totems Tell: Bringing Aboriginal Poles to Life
Aboriginal Sports: Timeless Play
Discover Inuit Art
Arctic Winter Games
My Summer on the Pow-wow Trail
Learn about Aboriginal Names
First Nations Music in Canada
Legends and Stories: Part of an Oral History
Life in an Aboriginal Community
Nunavut, Canada's Third Territory 'North of 60' (from 2000 - a little dated)
Travel in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut

Alberta Regional Professional Development Consortia (ARPDC) Learning Portal
When this Moodle become active, it is supposed to contain a lot of resources. Keep checking back.
Click first on 'Courses' and then 'First Nations, Métis, Inuit (FNMI)' to see all of the categories.

Aboriginal Programming from Free the Children
"Free the Children's local programs and initiatives work to change attitudes and priorities. They empower youth and adults alike, and create a holistic learning and action-based experience for all who with to embark on a journey to social change. With the support of Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative, Free the Children is delivering programming that will educate non-Aboriginal Canadian youth and help make Aboriginal issues a priority in Canada."

Walking Together - First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum
"The digital resource Walking Together...was designed to help teachers understand the holistic nature of FNMI ways of knowing, to provide opportunity for FNMI Peoples to share their perspectives on topics important to them, and to demonstrate FNMI perspectives in teaching and learning experiences."

There is an additional disclaimer: "The resource contains issues that may be controversial or sensitive for some viewers. These issues are important to understanding the complex and diverse perspectives of the Indigenous Peoples in Alberta. The views presented by individual speakers are personal perspectives and points of view and do not necessarily represent views of Alberta Education."

The content in this resource has not been reviewed for student use.


Early Canadiana Online
These collections contain over 80,000 rare books, magazines and government publications from the 1600s to the 1940s. The collection includes material published from the time of the first European settlers to the first four decades of the 20th Century. You will find books written in 21 languages including French, English, 10 First Nations languages and several European languages, Latin and Greek."