Indigenous Ways of Knowing at Fisher Branch Early Years
At FBEYS, Indigenous ways of knowing means that all children matter! In our K-4 classrooms, we have had a variety of discussions, watched videos, and read books for Truth and Reconciliation Day. We have studied the seven teachings and played traditional Inuit games. Both our individual classrooms and school library are being enhanced with literature containing Indigenous characters and themes. Our teaching staff have attended the Treaty Relations PD, to help support our implementation of Indigenous knowledge curriculum into all K-4 classrooms. We are connecting with and inviting guests from Indigenous communities into our school to share their expertise. We are committed to working towards diversifying instruction through experiential land-based learning as demonstrated by our Grade 3 bird watching adventure. Joanne Smith and students participated in the Christmas Bird Count for Kids; collected data on birds saw and heard in the community and entered the data online for researchers, scientists, and local community members with an interest in birds.