Welcome to the 'Learning & Healing' Edition of Myles Ahead's curated Educator Resources. Part of the Truth for us to collectively face is that although residential schools are no longer in operation, their devastating effects are still here and colonialism still permeates throughout the current school system.

How can we collectively and collaboratively decolonize schools to (w)holistically honour Indigenous Peoples and Indigenous Worldviews, which also helps to cultivate learning and healing for All? The links below include recommended resources to help you navigate this ongoing journey in the classroom.

Content Warning: The resources below include content related to residential schools and may cause trauma brought on by memories of past abuse. If needed, this is the 24-Hour Crisis Line by the Indian Residential School Survivors Society: 1-866-925-4419.


  1. In this video, Understanding and Finding our Way: Decolonizing Canadian Education, with the guidance of Cree Elder, Mary Lee, race and education are discussed to decolonize the current school system in Canada. To learn more about the video's context and creators, check out Let's Talk About Decolonization by the Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation.
  2. The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund developed The Legacy Schools Program, including a Guidebook, which includes helpful ways and resources "to engage, empower and connect students and educators to further reconciliation through awareness, education and action." #reconciliACTION #DoSomething
  3. Cathleen Anne Tenning, who is a teacher and member of the Chemainus First Nation on Vancouver Island, created Walking on the Lands of Our Ancestors, which includes a lesson that is an experiential approach to learning about Indigenous Peoples.

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