Authentic First Peoples Resources, K-Gr. 9. Published by FNESC and FNSA, 2016 (2nd edition). 136 pages.

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The annotated listings provided in this guide identify currently available authentic First Peoples texts that students can work with to meet provincial standards related to literacy as well as a variety of specific subject areas.

The guide is intended to help BC educators introduce resources that reflect First Peoples knowledge and perspectives into classrooms in respective ways. The inclusion of authentic First Peoples content into classrooms supports all students in developing an understanding of the significant place of First Peoples within the historical and contemporary fabric of this province and provides culturally relevant materials for Indigenous learners in British Columbia.

This guide lists resources (story and informational text) written for a student audience.

The Resource Evaluation Process

The annotated list of resources provided in this guide was developed by BC educators. As a part of the process:

  • a resource evaluation tool was developed (see Appendix: Evaluation Form)
  • FNESC issued a call to BC and Canadian publishers to distributors to submit materials for evaluation
  • FNESC convened teams of BC educators to evaluate the submitted resources according to the criteria in the Evaluation Form.