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First Nations Songs for Children

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Facilitator(s): Sherryl Sewepagaham
Date:March 08, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-AB-055

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, and other educational stakeholders who would like to deepen their understanding of First Nations culture, histories and perspectives

About this learning opportunity

Join accredited music therapist and elementary music educator in an interactive and participatory workshop that focuses on First Nations songs and traditional teachings in songs and games. Sherryl uses the hand drum in her work with students and now uses the drum in her music therapy work in spiritual healing. This workshop will focus on learning drum, rattle, and stick songs in the oral tradition-style and the importance of First Nations content into the classroom. Some traditional-based games will also be incorporated into the workshop.

This learning opportunity is being provided through funding from Alberta Education.

About the facilitator(s)

Sherryl Sewepagaham is of Cree-Dene ancestry and is from the Little Red River Cree Nation in northern Alberta. Sherryl is a composer, music therapist, educator, curriculum writer, and national presenter. She holds a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta, a Level III Orff certification, and has worked as an elementary music teacher and teacher-consultant in Edmonton, AB for 14 years. Sherryl is a 20-year founding member of the 2006 Juno-nominated trio, Asani and released her solo album, Splashing the Water Loudly in 2014. Sherryl brings her love of traditional drum songs to the students she works with and to the Indigenous education programs she creates. Sherryl completed a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Capilano University and will add the therapeutic side of music into her clinical practice while continuing to work on various education projects.