K-12 Institute : Successful Practices

Successful Practices include documented research, frameworks, models, and educational strategies that have worked to enhance kindergarten to grade 12 student success. Indspire evaluates and shares these proven practices here, for the benefit of Indigenous education stakeholders nationwide.

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We Matter Toolkit (Mini, Teachers, Support Workers & Youth) and We Matter Lesson Plans: Indigenous Curriculum on Hope & Strength

We Matter uses Indigenous voices, videos, stories, social media and culture to start conversations with Indigenous youth about managing and overcoming tough issues. This resource guides educators

Walking the Path

Walking the Path is af the resource that educates Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples about the history, beliefs and traditions of Indigenous people using Anishinaabe cultural teachings as

The Treaty Education Initiative K – 12

The Treaty education teacher guides and resources that are intended to complement the existing Manitoba Social Studies curriculum, while the learning outcomes are designed to enhance and enrich the

Truth and Reconciliation In Canadian Schools

Truth and Reconciliation in Canadian Schools presents goals and strategies needed to support First Nation/Métis/Inuit (FMI) in the classroom. This book is for all teachers that are looking for ways to

Outreach Alternative School

Outreach was created to provide a safe, welcoming, and successful learning environment to Indigenous students who face barriers and/or systemic obstacles in regular classes.

(Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System – Teacher Guide

The teaching guide is designed to accompany the documentary film (Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System (Brittain & Navia, 2017).

(Dis)placed: Indigenous Youth and the Child Welfare System

The film highlights the stories and analysis of youth who have experienced the child welfare system. Viewers connect with the youth as they share their stories, viewers learn more about the history

Biwaase’aa Program

This wholistic program designed to help address child poverty issues by increasing the life skills of children, youth and their families through strategies of cultural awareness, academic improvements

Building Bridges – By Building Understanding Through Current Events

Is a periodical. It was developed in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The articles focus on current events and issues that relate to Indigenous Peoples.

Aboriginal History and Realities in Canada: Grades 1-8 Teachers’ Resource

Incorporates and embeds the history of Canada’s First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples in scaffolding thematic units related to Lands and Peoples, Treaties, Environment and Residential Schools.


Includes the guide; Nation to Nation: A resource guide to treaties in Ontario; Little Butterfly Girl; Treaties Matter: Understanding Ipperwash; We Are All Treaty People book and DVD and more!

Winnipeg School Division Indigenous Youth Leadership Program

Offers cross-curricular opportunities reflective of Indigenous cultures. Based on Dr. Brokenleg’s Circle of Courage model focusing on Belonging, Mastery, Independence and Generosity.