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Palisades Indigenous Camp

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Facilitator(s): Dorothy Couterielle
Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty
Kerri Trombley

This is a multi-day event.
Day 1Oct 07, 2019 (10:00 am to 8:00 pm)
Day 2Oct 08, 2019 (7:30 am to 7:30 pm)
Day 3Oct 09, 2019 (7:30 am to 12:00 pm)
$325.00 (2 nights accommodations included - dormitory style )
$200.00 (no accommodations required )
(Includes all daily meals and snacks.)
Location: Jasper (The Palisades Centre, Jasper National Park)
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Course code: 20-AB-010

Target Audience

K-12 Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Coaches and Administrators

Also Recommended For

Professionals that work with Indigenous youth.

This session is held outdoors for most of the day. Please bring appropriate clothing and outdoor shoes. There will be a nightly fire pit so extra blankets, pillows or folding lawn chairs may make this experience more comfortable.

About this learning opportunity

Join us on a multi-day journey that weaves together ceremony, storytelling, art, identity, and learning to build your understanding of indigenous ways of knowing. This journey will be led by elders, indigenous cultural teachers and experienced facilitators who will share histories and issues that impact all communities. These teachings, facilitated in the scenic Palisades Centre in Jasper, Alberta will support teachers in deepening their understanding and knowledge for a different way of knowing in classrooms and school communities.

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

About the facilitator(s)

Dorothy Couterielle

Etienna Moostoos-Lafferty was born and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. Etienna's family is from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Treaty 8 territory. Etienna has 7 years of teaching experience both on and off-reserve, and also in public and Catholic school systems. Etienna spent 4 years working for an Indigenous perspective school with the Calgary Board of Education where she learned the importance of culture and language in Indigenous education.

Etienna has since moved back to Edmonton has worked provincially as an Indigenous Education consultant helping to develop and implement workshops aimed at promoting reconciliation through teacher education. Etienna has created resources for the ATA and ARPDC that help teachers better understand topics such as Residential Schools, Metis Settlements, Inuit history, Myths and Stereotypes of Indigenous people, progression of the TRC, and treaty relationships.

Today, Etienna is an Indigenous Education Coach for Evergreen Catholic Schools and is completing her masters at the University of Alberta. She is a mother to a 5 year old daughter named Layla and her husband is also a teacher and works as an assistant Principal for Edmonton Public Schools.

Kerri Trombley is an educator with Sturgeon Public School Division. She has served as a teacher, counsellor, inclusive education coordinator and administrator. Her experience at a reserve school has given her a unique perspective into the relationship between educators and families, students and culture and the importance of language. She continues to be a leader in Indigenous education, literacy and trauma-informed practice in public schools as a Reading Specialist, Blanket Exercise facilitator and Neurosequential Model in Education trainer.


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