Guiding the Way

Guiding the Way coverGuiding the Way is a document that was created by a committee of the Bruce-Grey Catholic District School Board and the Bluewater District School Board with the support of our partners in the local First Nations and Métis communities. The document is intended to be a beginning to supporting staff in understanding First Nations, Métis and Inuit culture, values, history and traditions. 

Guiding the Way has been divided into parts to make the download faster.

Prayers and World Views/Creation Stories of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Introduction, Table of Contents, Terminology related to First Nations, Métis and Inuit

A Glimpse at the History of First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Treaties - an introduction and timeline for which we gratefully acknowledge the support of Chief Ralph Akiwenzie of Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and Chief Randall Kahgee of Saugeen First Nation. 

Best Practices for classroom teachers to include First Nations, Métis and Inuit in the curriculum

Traditional Wisdom - how to welcome traditional visitors, Circle of Life, 7 Gifts of the Grandfathers and more

Creating a Welcoming Learning Environment in our classrooms and in our schools

Weblinks and First Nations, Métis and Inuit contacts to learn more about First Nations, Métis and Inuit

Voices of Wisdom: Learning from elders and a senator- 14 minute video at the Ontario College of Teachers site