Piitoyiss Online Resources

Piitoyiss Online Resources

Here is access to some free resources for at-home Indigenous learning: 

Resources for Parents 


  • Think Indigenous – Online Indigenous Education K-8. From the about page: “In light of the current situation regarding school closures, educators across Turtle Island have come together to provide online learning opportunities for our children K-8”



  • Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Centre. “The IKWC office opened its doors and began operations in the spring of 2017 where it will be a centralized location offering education, policy, language and culture. It will  provide a repository of information on Treaty No. 6, Treaty No. 7 and Treaty No. 8. Members, and a First Nations directed environment to learn and share information”


  • Rupertsland Centre for Teaching & Learning (RCTL) has developed learning tools for you to Gabriel Dumont Institute - in partnership with the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, the Department of Canadian Heritage's Canadian Culture Online Program, the Canada Council for the Arts, SaskCulture, the Government of Canada and the University of Saskatchewan - is proud to provide you with this systematic look at Métis history and culture. This project is the culmination of years of research gathering and resource production and is based on the Institute's resolute desire to ensure that the Métis have their own stories told in a medium, which is user-friendly, free, and accessible to all those interested in Métis history and culture.


Online Training 

  • University of Toronto:  Aboriginal Worldviews and Education Online Course
  • University of Alberta: Indigenous Canada Online Course                                                                                                                    https://www.coursera.org/learn/indigenous-canada
  • The Legacy of Hope Foundation (LHF): is a national, Indigenous-led charitable organization that has existed for almost 20 years. The LHF’s goal is to educate and raise awareness about the history and long-lasting intergenerational impacts of the Residential School System, Sixties Scoop, and other means cultural oppression against Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) Survivors, their descendants, and their communities.

Online Entertainment

  • NFB: A number of free documentaries are available to watch on the National Film Board website, listed below are noted indigenious films. (www.nfb.ca/)
  • Back To Batoche:This website provides an interactive tour of Batoche’s history and culture through time. The website features video interviews with elders, video and photo highlights from the annual Back to Batoche festivals, Métis music, games, quizzes, photo albums, virtual tours, and hundreds of pages of informative text. (http://www.virtualmuseum.ca/sgc-cms/expositions-exhibitions/batoche/html/about/index.php)
  • Podcasts: there are also a number of podcasts that can be listened to or downloaded, below is a brief list. 

    All My Relations - Hosted by: Matika Wilbur and Adrienne Keene
    Coffee with My Ma Kaniehtiio Horn and her mom - Hosted by: Kahentinetha Horn
    Missing and Murdered - Hosted by: Connie Walker
    Métis in Space - Hosted by: Chelsea Vowel and Molly Swain
    New Fire with Lisa Charleyboy - Hosted by: Lisa Charleyboy
    Secret Life of Canada - Hosted by: Falen Johnson and Leah Simone Bowen
    The Henceforward - Hosted by: Eve Tuck
    This Land - Hosted by: Rebecca Nagle
    Unreserved - Hosted by: Rosanna Deerchild

  • Read Alberta eBooks: As part of the Alberta eBooks site is the Prairie Indigenous Collection.