A MESSAGE TO ALL WHO ARE USING THE INDIGENOUS JOURNEY
We’ve decided to change our name to:
YOUTH TALK TRUTH
Elephant Thoughts is in the process of featuring the voices and perspectives of Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth. This youth led approach will include combating racism, building empathy, and improving awareness around Indigenous points of interest – past, present and future. We believe youth perspectives and insights can create the momentum and inspiration to create a more loving and inclusive world.
Thank you for your continued interest in this program and for your patience while we work together on creating our new website!
Designed by Teachers for Easily Implementable Classroom Use
We have collaborated with Indigenous community members and partners to create introductory learning modules and support materials designed to help students understand important historical, colonial, and social elements affecting Indigenous communities across Turtle Island. We hope these interactive lessons encourage students to develop empathy, interest and the inspiration to participate in Truth and Reconciliation.
We believe that youth teaching youth creates an inspirational platform for honest and authentic exchange. Learning from each other, youth can tap into the issues that are affecting them most and provide the most helpful solutions for how to move forward. Using interactive activities, discussion and active engagement, your classroom is invited to journey with us toward Truth and Reconciliation. Let’s listen to Youth Talk Truth!
WHAT TOPICS DOES THIS PROGRAM COVER?
With so many complex and challenging topics to cover we understand what you need as a teacher to make content engaging and impactful!
The Big Picture – Introduction, Timelines & Important Historical Events
The Big Picture Part 2 – Introduction, Timelines & Important Historical Events
Standard of Living
& The Indian Act
& Youth-led Movements
Contributions to Society
Truth and Reconciliation
Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada & Culminating Activity
MANY OF DAYS LOST
TILL MY TIME IS THROUGH
WHERE I'D RATHER BE
Activities, stories, powerful discussions, videos and games all make sure students truly absorb and reflect upon the lesson content. We even fit with Canada’s education guidelines for Indigenous perspectives!
Check out the Youth Talk Truth App to Support Your Classroom
“It’s a new day! And the time has come for the exploration of Indigenous contributions to the reformation of a new Canada built on equity, well-being and acknowledgement of rights, histories, cultures, languages and faith traditions of many Indigenous Nations. The Indigenous Journey [Youth Talk Truth] provides a marker for us along the trail to reconciliation.”
Kahontakwas Diane Longboat
Education Advisor to the Premier of Ontario and the Minister of Education
Communities Working Together
All content has been created in partnership with First Nations, Inuit & Métis community members.