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Saturday, October 5
 

8:30am

Indigenous Mapping & Relationships: Connection to Land, Stories, and People (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Did you know that Indigenous mapping is fundamentally based on relationships? During this session, you will critically examine the ways in which history and geography have been taught and learned, and consider new pedagogies that honour Indigenous knowledge systems. This session will allow participants to explore the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada giant floor map.

Speakers
MP

Melissa Purcell

Professional Development, Indigenous Education, Alberta Teachers' Association
Melissa Purcell is Dene and a member of Smith's Landing First Nation in Treaty 8 territory. She is an Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development, Indigenous Education with the Alberta Teachers’ Association and is the team lead for the Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 8:30am - 9:40am
Plaza 3

9:55am

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Running Rabbit

Stacey Running Rabbit

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
In addition to being an Association Instructor, Stacey is the teacher at the Siksika Outreach School. In this capacity, Stacey is the Lead Teacher in their Young Parent Program. Stacey has worked in both the provincial and federal education systems, within Alberta and the Northwest... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 9:55am - 11:05am
Horizons East

11:20am

Braiding Indigenous Stories through Our History: Collective Memories of Forced Assimilation (K–12)
Limited Capacity seats available

Participants will engage in an exploration of historical implications of forced assimilation within Canada through storytelling. Perspectives of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and the Crown are woven throughout this participatory workshop, providing a deeper understanding of the impacts of policies and legislations and are contrasted with examples of resiliency. Participants will gain a better understanding of historical and contemporary realities of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit and learn about initiatives that contribute towards reconciliation.

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Running Rabbit

Stacey Running Rabbit

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
In addition to being an Association Instructor, Stacey is the teacher at the Siksika Outreach School. In this capacity, Stacey is the Lead Teacher in their Young Parent Program. Stacey has worked in both the provincial and federal education systems, within Alberta and the Northwest... Read More →


Saturday October 5, 2019 11:20am - 12:30pm
Horizons East