ARPDC Professional Development Resources
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Reconsidering the Universality of Nation and Nationality: Exploring Indigenous Notions of Land, Citizenship, and Nation

This resource includes a video presentation and a discussion guide. During the presentation, Dwayne Donald addresses the ideas of identity, citizenship and nation within the Canadian context from the First Nations perspective. He explores, using specific examples, how First Nations in Canada belong but don’t belong in the constructed understanding of nationalism. This presentation sets the stage for further discussion on the concept of nationalism and its varied perceptions and meanings through a detailed Conversation Guide. This resource is focused on professional development for teachers, districts and schools and supports an Alberta Education program or initiative.

Type(s):Learning Guides, Videos
Focus(s):First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Audience(s):Instructional Leaders, Teachers
Teaching Quality Standards:
  • Apply knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Principal Leadership Quality Standards:
  • Support knowledge of First Nations, Métis, Inuit
Keyword(s):Citizenship, Culture, FNMI, Indigenous, Social Studies
Level(s):Elementary, Junior High, Senior High
Learning Guides:1
Date Posted:March 08, 2012