Aboriginal Canada Portal
The Aboriginal Canada Portal is an all encompassing window to Canadian Aboriginal on-line resources, contacts, information, and government programs and services. The portal is a partnership with the Government of Canada, Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, Native Women’s Association of Canada, Metis National Council, Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, Assembly of First Nations and Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
A useful feature of this website is the Chat With A Representative link. It allows you to speak to a representative of the Aboriginal Canada Portal Quick Help Desk. In the centre of the webpage are links for Elders, Women, Youth and Kids resources and on the left hand side are links to a variety of resources. A pop down menu allows you to narrow the search for resources according to region.
By following the Education link to the Resources for Teachers link (http://www.aboriginalcanada.gc.ca/acp/site.nsf/en-frames/ao31045.html), teachers will find Education Resources and Lesson Plans and Activities. Two drop down menus narrow the search for resources according to region and audience (First Nations People, Inuit and Metis People).
The Education Resources category includes links to government information sites (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), Industry Canada (IC) Library and Archives Canada) and other sources of information.
Lesson Plans and Activities category includes links to government information sites (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation (CMCC) Canadian Museum of Nature Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and other sources of information. Included in the other sources of information are Heritage Minutes links to on line videos from Historica.ca.
This is a well organized and easy to read website on Aboriginal resources for any teacher. I highly recommend it.