This glossary was created for the Spirit Bear Virtual School and is meant to be used in conjunction with Spirit Bear's Beary Caring Curriculum and the learning guides for the campaigns.


The glossary aims to support teachers and anyone who finds this resource valuable in making sense of reconciliation, justice, fairness, substantive equality, and ending discrimination against First Nations children, youth, and families. It is helpful to think of this list of words as starting points in your work toward reconciliation. Doing your own additional research on these words and terms is crucial to broadening your understanding of historical and ongoing injustices. 


Because meanings of words change over time, the Glossary is updated from time to time.

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