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Building Competency in Indigenous Pedagogy

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Facilitator(s): Jessica Daniels
Date:August 23, 2018
Time:9:00 am – 3:30 pm
$50.00 (CAD)
(includes lunch, which is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment)
Location: Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
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Course code: 18-AB-302

Target Audience

Teachers, Administrators, Instructional Leaders, District Staff

About this learning opportunity

By exploring Indigenous perspectives and concepts of place and space, name, and connection, you will discover a cache of wisdom that supports all learners to think critically, solve problems, and become engaged with the world and their place in it.

This shift in perspective allows us to move beyond infusing Indigenous content in our classrooms (WHAT we teach) to conceptualizing how to incorporate Indigenous pedagogy (HOW we teach) that results in deep learning; safe, creative, and supportive learning environments; holistic engagement; and mutual respect, and empathy.

You will learn through storytelling, kinship, learning on the land, language, and other aspects of culture to develop a counter narrative to the assimilation policies and cultural hegemony that resulted in residential schools to support institutional transformation and education for reconciliation.  

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

About the facilitator(s)

Jessica Daniels is from Edmonton, Alberta and has studied political science and philosophy at the University of Alberta, as well as Business Administration at NAIT. She has developed workshops and presentations on harm reduction, implementing program science, Métis research methodology and identity, and has developed curriculum at the post-secondary level on colonialism, and its impact on health. She has been involved in Aboriginal women’s organizations since 1990 when she was the youth representative on the Women of the Métis Nation Board, one of the first Métis women’s groups to ever be established. She is the current president of the Aboriginal Women’s Justice Foundation, an organization dedicated to policy and social change to improve outcomes for Aboriginal women.  

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