The Medicine Wheel is a teaching/learning framework that has widespread use in indigenous communities, for use in instructing intercultural communication. Following the 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, one of the required actions for reconciliation was to include intercultural competencies and the incorporation of Indigenous ways of knowing and learning. The Medicine Wheel is one framework that can decolonize and Indigenize education, and therefore works towards finding solutions to the problems created by the oppressive legacy of Indian Residential Schools.
An Introduction to British Columbia First Nations Principles of Learning and the application of the concepts to Canadian education.
This video was produced for School District 27 Cariboo-Chilcotin in 2015. It contains information from BC First Nations Knowledge Keeper's Principles of Learning and Dr. Martin Brokenleg's presentation of the Circle of Courage at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission hearings held on May 17, 2013.