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» Read More The Networks of Inquiry and Innovation (NOII) is a voluntary, inquiry-based network of schools in British Columbia, Canada. Established in 2000 and funded by the BC Ministry of Education, the NOII is designed to improve the quality and equity of education in BC through inquiry, teamwork across roles, schools and districts, as well as a focus on applying coaching forms of assessment to assist learners to take greater ownership of their learni ...

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Our lesson plans have been well received, thank you! We wanted to make it easier for you to find them. Click here to go to: Kids Books > Reading Connections. You can choose from either Fiction or Non Fiction. Soon to come, Numeracy lesson plans.

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April 12th, 2017!
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An Astounding New Book! Medicine Unbundled

Using his experience investigating the large gulf between violence and justice in Sub-Saharan Africa in Drink the Bitter Root: A Search for Justice and Healing in Africa, Gary Geddes turns his investigative lens to the history of segregated Indigenous healthcare in Canada. Gary Geddes brings to light some of the shocking hidden history of the Indian Hospitals that dotted Canada from coast to coast, through interviews with survivors he brings to life their personal stories.

Medicine Unbundled can be found here:

New Kids Book! Blackflies

World renowned children’s author Robert Munsch has teamed up with amazing Ojibway Illustrator Jay Odjick to release a brand new book Blackflies. Robert Munsch conceived the idea for this, charming as always, story while staying with a family in Fort McMurray during the summer of 1996. Combined with the amazing artwork of Jay Odjick, whose graphic novels and comics have successfully blended Ojibway culture with the superheros of mainstream culture, Blackflies does an amazing job portraying rural life in Northern Ontario.

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The term First Nation came into common usage in the 1970s to replace the word "Indian," which some people found offensive. Although the term First Nation is widely used, no legal definition of it exists. Among its uses, the term "First Nations peoples" refers to the Indian peoples in Canada, both Status and non-Status. Some Indian peoples have also adopted the term "First Nation" to replace the word "band" in the name of their community. INAC
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