Indigenous Education Resources

The Indigenous Curriculum Collection is a collection of materials intended to help teachers Indigenize their lessons and teaching. Read a Q & A with Marian Ramage (John E. Robbins Reference and Electronic Services Librarian) below. More information about the Indigenous Curriculum Collection can be found here: http://libguides.brandonu.ca/c.php?g=717039&p=5115442

Indigenous Curriculum Collection signWhere is the Indigenous Curriculum Collection?

The Indigenous Curriculum Collection is located on the main floor of the John E. Robbins Library at Brandon University.

What is the Indigenous Curriculum Collection?

It is a collection of materials intended to help teachers Indigenize their lessons and their teaching. There are grade level books and other resources that can be signed out and used in the classroom. There are also Informational resources to help teachers learn about the culture and history of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, the issues they face, and about Indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.

Indigenous Curriculum Collection books on the shelf.

Who can access this collection?

The collection is open to peruse by anyone who comes to the Library. BU students, faculty and staff can borrow from the collection with their BU photo id. Community members who provide a current photo id with name and address can borrow as a Community Borrower.

How many titles does it have?

There are 5301 unique titles, but we have more than one copy of some items, so there are a total of 9204 items in the collection.

How has it been used?

This collection is used by students from many disciplines on campus, but especially by Education students who use this collection for their methods classes and in preparation for their student teaching placements. Teachers from the Brandon School Division and surrounding school divisions use this collection to enhance their teaching. We have also had visits from teachers and administrators in surrounding school divisions who come to see what Indigenous resources are available which they might consider purchasing for their schools.