In this session members will engage in conversations around colonialism at many levels. Colonialism systemically permeates education, media, government policy and our whole society. Creating awareness is essential to understanding
alternative value systems and how we are complicit by inaction. Decolonization demands a close look at Indigenous perspectives, ways of knowing and being and making change in our personal and professional lives.
- ‘60’s Scoop – Stolen Children: Reclaiming our Children’s
This workshop invites educators to open their hearts and minds to understanding the colonial impact of Canada’s history on Indigenous families and their children. Educators will be challenged to unlearn the history
taught to them and relearn how to value the lives of Indigenous peoples. Educators will follow the lead of Indigenous educators who may be directly connected to the lived experience of the generations of ‘stolen children’.
- The Secret Path
Experience the story of Chanie Wenjack, the 12-year-old boy who perished fleeing from an Indian Residential School in order to find his
way home. Teachers will learn how they may bring the music, animation and graphic novel produced by Gord Downie and Jeff Lemire, supported and endorsed by the Wenjack family, to their later intermediate and secondary classrooms as a means of teaching
about residential schools and the important role of being an ally. Every Canadian should know Chanie Wenjack’s name and his story. Secret Path cards
Gladys We Never Knew – eBook module
The life of a child in a BC Indian Residential School
Project of Heart eBook
Illuminating the hidden history of Indian Residential Schools in
Orange Shirt Day
Orange Shirt Day activities booklet