Plain Talk 2: Pre-Contact
First Nations societies pre-pontact were highly developed and sophisticated cultures with systems that nurtured their members, designed technologies suited to their needs and surroundings, and lived harmoniously with their natural environment.
Plain Talk 3: Impacts of Contact
The arrival of Europeans in North America is generally referred to as contact. The impacts of contact were widespread, affecting every dimension of First Nations culture, language, and ways of being.
Plain Talk 4: Treaties
From the time of their first arrival in North America, European nations worked out a number of different arrangements with First Nations.
Plain Talk 5: The Indian Act
The Indian Act of 1876 is a legal document and a set of laws that gave the Government complete control over the lives of First Nations peoples.
Plain Talk 6: Residential Schools
Learn about the history of residential school system, and it impacts on Indigenous people.
Plain Talk 7: Timelines and Maps
Graphical representations of the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in Canada.
Plain Talk 8: Cultural Competency
Learn about cultural protocols including how to connect with Elders, how to present tobacco, sacred medicines and pouches, and more.
Plain Talk 9: First Nations Holistic Lifelong Learning Model
A learning and intelligence approach that is consistent with First Nations values and principles.
Plain Talk 10: First Nations Performance Indicators Checklist
A culturally-relevant tool to assess educational strengths and weaknesses, and to develop programs to enhance educational success from a First Nations perspective.
Plain Talk 11: First Nations Control of First Nations Education
Explores the inherent right of First Nations to develop education policies that meet the needs of learners.
Plain Talk 13: Role Models and Scholarships
Explores the concept of Role Models, provides a brief biography of 34 First Nations Role Models, and explores financial support for post-secondary education.
Plain Talk 14: Engaging the Community
Ideas for how communities can mobilize themselves to address important issues.
Plain Talk 15: Student Success
How the First Nations Holistic Lifelong Learning Model and the Change Paradigm offer a road map for enhancing student success.
Plain Talk 17: Quality of Life
The experiences and activities that are part of normal enjoyment of living.
Plain Talk 18: Ending Violence Against Women
Current statistics and underlying risk factors behind violence against First Nations Women.
Plain Talk 19: Economic Growth and Employment
Finding satisfying and productive employment and accessing jobs and occupations.
Plain Talk 20: Accountability
Exploring genuine accountability relationships among the Government of Canada, First Nations governments, and the citizens they represent.
Plain Talk 21: Practical Guidelines for Writing Proposals
Helpful tips and guidelines for preparing proposals and grant applications.