Traditional Ecological Knowledge:
Teachings on sustainability from Canada's First Peoples
By the end of this lesson I will:
1) Have a definition of Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK).
2) Know how TEK influences environmental decisions in Canada.
I will be able to:
1) Explain the explain the message of a traditional quote.
2) Explain what this quote personally means to me.
Which image represents your idea of a First Nations individual?
What do we know/think we know about First Nations?
We are going to use a strategy called Paired Verbal Fluency to explore our knowledge and perceptions of First Nations people.
When you hear of the terms First Nations, Native Canadians, Aboriginals, or American Indian - what images and stereotypes come to mind?
- One person will be A, the other will be B
- Take turns discussing the topic using the question below as a prompt
- Do not repeat anything already said
500 Years of FNMI History in 2 Minutes
Wab Kinew Addresses Myths Canadians Have on the FNMI Population
Reality is First Nations are a disadvantage population in Canada
This group deals with:
-being isolated from Canadian society.
-high rate of poverty and unemployment.
-poor high school graduation rates.
-higher than average suicide rate.
-substance abuse issues.