There are a variety of online and digital resources in which to support student learning in topics with a First Nations Metis and Inuit focus.

Please add to our content by adding your great resources into the comments section below.

The blog posts will be updated.

Rocky View Licensed and Digital Resources:

WCLN – RVS Moodle Courses  (Under the “Explore” TAB in RVS Moodle)

In partnership with BCLN, RVS has uploaded full BC online courses which includes digital content, videos, activities and links for math, English, social studies and science curriculum grades 5 through 12. You can skim through, import or remix ANY of this content to support RVS learners.

You can find these resources by:

  • 1.Going to the Rocky view Schools Web page
  • 2. Click on the moodle tab at the top of the page
  • 3. Enter your RVS username and password
  • 4. Click on “Explore”
  • 5. Click on First Nations Metis and Inuit or Indigenous Canada (Content from UofAlberta’s Massive Open OnIine Course)

Explore: First Nations Metis and Inuit

  • You will find First nations Metis and Inuit Alberta curriculum connections to every course subject from K-12 .

Explore: Indigenous Canada- by the University of Alberta

You will also find a University of Alberta MOOC (Massive Open online Course) which includes a wide variety of resources to support Reconciliation.

National Film Board:

NFB “Campus” access pilot projects: This year, RVS is offering pilot projects to any interested schools to access the extraordinary First Nations Metis and Inuit digital resources provided by NFB. please contact Verena Roberts for more information.

The NFB is recognized as one of the world’s great creative laboratories. As Canada’s public producer and distributor, we produce and distribute distinctive, relevant and innovative audiovisual productions.

NFB productions offer special insight into the diversity and vitality of our culture and are an essential part of our national cultural heritage. The NFB works in collaboration with emerging and established filmmakers and creators, culturally diverse communities and co-producers in every region of Canada—as well as partners around the world. We’re a leader in gender equity in film and digital media production and are working to strengthen Indigenous-led production, guided by the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

NFB creators continue to break new ground in both form and content, in documentary and animated films, pioneering interactive works, including virtual reality projects and mobile content, and immersive, participatory experiences.

All RVS teachers have access to all NFB digital content. (Free and Campus versions). We are almost organized with the contract. Until then, please contact Verena Roberts for a teacher login.

ORC (Online Reference Centre) 

The ORC Support Site was developed to help you make the most of ORC resources in your school and library! On this site you will find highlights of new and existing resources, training materials for ORC resources, information about province-wide trials and surveys, as well as a way for you to connect with the ORC Coordinator to ask questions and provide feedback.

Not exactly sure what the ORC is? Learn Alberta’s Online Reference Centre (ORC) licenses digital resources for use in Alberta K-12 classrooms at NO COST to the school or district. The ORC is a source of vetted online reference resources that support the K-12 curriculum. In addition, all of the ORC resources are accessible anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection.

When you login at school you will be automatically authenticated. Access outside of school will require a district username/password. Please check with your school principal, teacher-librarian or library support staff, or the ORC Coordinator for username/password information.

ORC Resources:

Canada in Context

CBC News in Review

Early Canadiana Online

Discovery Education

Discovery Education Streaming Plus is a K-12 cross-curricular, digital content library that consists of multi-modal digital content aligned to the Alberta curriculum.  Streaming Plus includes many different media types that help teachers personalize instruction for students, including: interactive maps, virtual labs, audio clips, animations, videos, articles, assessments and more. It also includes content from the Discovery Channel such as Myth Busters, Planet Earth, Racing Extinction and the resources and support provided by the Discovery Educator Community. Other learning opportunities include their augmented and virtual reality resources and virtual field trips.

Discovery Education is offered as a shared cost with schools/district as of September 2017.

Access Learning Videos:

Canada’s leading provider of educational media is proud to offer instant on-demand access to over 3,500 full length and 20,000 clip level educational video programs. This web based program has award winning content accessible 24 hours a day 7 seven days a week. Educators can search, stream and download content that has been correlated to provincial curriculum. Create video playlists for your colleagues or students. Contact Verena Roberts for the promo code to create your own account.

Open Educational Resources (OER):

RVS teacher, Krista Wunsch: Indigenous Land Based Education Project

“Open Educational Resources (OER) are any type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use, adapt and re-share them. OERs range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio, video and animation.” (Definition by UNESCO).

Guiding Voices

ATA: First nations Metis and Inuit Collection of Digital Resources 

Truth and Reconciliation Resources

ARPDC Professional Development Resources

Empowering The Spirit

First nations Metis and Inuit Professional Learning Resources

University of Lethbridge FNMI Curriculum Collection


National Film Board

Project of Heart


Historical Documents

Maps/Visual Aids

Newspaper Articles


Survivor Reflections and Testimonials


Expression Through the Arts

Teacher Guides/Lesson Plans

By Teachers for Teachers

Downloadable Publications


Where to Buy Resources

Recommended Reading Survivor Cards

Project Archeology

Walking Together

UofT Deepening Knowledge Project


Gord Downie’s The Secret Path