Welcome to the "A" is for Ally edition of Myles Ahead's Educator Resources. As National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month come to a close, this week's recommended resources (links below) include ways to celebrate and (un)learn about Indigenous Peoples and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. 

Educator Resources:

  1. Each year, National Indigenous Peoples Day is on June 21st, which is the summer solstice. This day is an invitation and reminder "to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples." Check out this short NFB film, Tomson Highway: kipimâtisinaw tapâhpeyahk, by Barry Bilinsky, which provides a "glimpse into the life of Cree author, musician, playwright, and storyteller Tomson Highway, who is the 2022 recipient of the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Artistic Achievement."

  2. Developed by the Montréal Indigenous Community NETWORK, the Indigenous Ally Toolkit is a helpful resource to learn how to be a good ally, inside and outside the classroom. 

  3. Check out Myles Ahead's recent blog post, Simple and Transformational Actions Schools Can Adopt to Support and Protect Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ Youth, by Venetia Fletcher, which includes helpful ways that educators and schools can be good allies for Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+ youth. *Content Warning: Includes topics of self-harm and suicide*

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