Red Rising member @nuniyeh facilitated this workshop for youth about spiritual expression through the arts and healthy coping! 🎨
She says, “we're all united through our stories and when we share them visually it has the power to speak without words, across nations. With visual arts we can heal through the expression of our stories and visions” #RedRisingEducation#IndigenousEducation
On November 16th, 1885, Louis Riel was executed by the Canadian settler government. It’s important that we continue to work to change the narrative around his contributions to this country. #Métis#hero#fatherofManitoba#sjasd#IndigenousEducation artwork by @wiisaakodewinini
We pay our respects to the Muwinina and Palawa people and thank them for welcoming us to Hobart and the NATSIHEC conference this week. A big thanks to UTAS and the Riawunna team for hosting us. #indigenoususc#indigenouseducation
Love must be unconditional; 3 of 7 teachings.
The Eagle represents love because of its unique relationship with the Great Spirit (Gitchi Manitou); Only the Eagle has the ability and strength to fly higher than any other animal, therefore placing it closer to Gitchi Manitou than all others. Eagles are loving parents and teachers to their offspring, protecting them and guiding them. An Eagle's feather represents Gitchi Manitou's love for us and our need for a greater understanding of ourselves and each other. Indigenous people hold the Eagle feather close to their heart and consider receiving an Eagle feather to be one of the greatest gifts. The teaching we must learn is to not only love oneself, but love all life, unconditionally, as we walk our paths in our day-to-day.
I’m honored to have been invited to share at the Native Language Symposium with my mother. Thank you @kclc6 for creating such a loving space to amplify many voices that struggle to be heard elsewhere.
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“I have seen that healing and reconciliation can happen in deliberately equitable spaces, and that this country needs to benefit and learn from the brilliance and creativity of Native people and people of the global majority.”
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Also, I’m so proud of my mother for speaking her truth today - being her (as usual) loving and open-hearted self. She shows up in her full humanity so effortlessly and I’m so happy to see her shine. 💫
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I’m thinking about the story where my mom is literally watching me on my first day of school and crying from the window — feeling locked out and unwelcome from a system of education that was inequitable.
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Hearing her speak today at the Native Language Symposium is a testament to the difference and the power in the Native knowledge systems — how welcoming, honoring, and loving it is; it is a direct pathway to liberation.
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Thank you, @indigenouscheerleader and @yolomom_
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High five to some of our awesome students & staff from @jasalternative & @sturgeonheightshuskies for walking with the Bear Clan last night! So great to see them giving back to the community & helping to keep everyone safe! ❤️🙌🏽 #sjasd#IndigenousEducation#Repost @jamesfavel
WSD launches Build from Within Program
Winnipeg School Division (WSD) has launched a new program, the first in Canada, to develop Indigenous #WSDTeachers for the future of education. The Build From
Within-Ozhitoon Onji Peenjiiee program brings together WSD, the Faculty of Education @uwinnipeg and @indspire.ca in developing a career path for Indigenous High School students.
Read more: http://bit.ly/wsdbfwi
*click* photos of the #Fraser debuted in 2010 as part of RiverFest, the Fraser River Discovery Centre’s annual celebration of #InternationalRiversDay .
Have you had a chance to see the latest winner? Come in to check out the art work on display. Learn more through our link in bio. 💦
It has been a dream of mine for a long time to create curriculum and teaching tools in the Hawaiian language and this is the first step. Fellow indigenous educators: how do we not only honor but also center our cultural ways of being into our curriculum? #eolakaolelohawaii#nativeteachers#indigenouseducation
Meet Dana - our feature student of the week!
Dana is a Year 1 student at the Nuxalk NITEP campus in Bella Coola, B.C. She has worked at Acwsalcta School as the librarian since 1999, and found her passion for education and teaching when she was convinced by her mentor and cousin, Kathleen, to pursue a position as a substitute teacher.
When asked about priorities for #Indigenouseducation , Dana took a step back and explained the important role her grandparents played in making Indigenous education possibile for all: " Our grandparents dreamt of having a school for our people, taught by our people to carry on our culture, our traditions, and our language. In the late 1970’s, our community came together to meet and discuss about our community’s future because the Elders were worried about the future of the next generations to come. My grandparents were a part of the pedestal that had the foresight of the future for our people. Today, we carry their legacy. I would like to instill our traditions, our culture, and our language through education for our children."
Learn more about Dana's path to NITEP on our website! http://nitep.educ.ubc.ca
When I first started this Instagram, I wasn’t sure how much personal information to share. I wanted to focus solely on my teaching life and keep some level of anonymity. At first, this seemed like a good plan, but now that I’m finding my way on here, I’ve realized the importance of being authentically me and staying true to the reasons for starting this adventure in the first place. I want to be able to share what makes me the teacher I am. I’ve had a few messages asking me what an Indigenous high school is like, or where I’m from. The ensuing conversations were so supportive that I’m now ready to share more about what I do and where I come from with this wonderful teacher community I’ve found. 💛
This book is where my teaching story starts, but definitely not where it ends. Tanya Talaga’s “Seven Fallen Feathers” is about seven Indigenous high school students who died in my city while they were here attending school. Five of the seven were found dead in the rivers surrounding Lake Superior. They made the decision to leave their home because their communities don’t have high schools. This is the story of these seven students... and six of them were students at my school. My school is an Indigenous high school for students from remote communities - they don’t have to come to our school, they could go to a public school, but we are an option for a more indigenized school experience. The death of these students, as well as others we have lost to suicide and homicide, has shaped us as a school, but what has united us in years of grief and sadness has also united us as a stronger school community - both staff and students refer to our school as a family, and it really is. In the last few years since the inquest into these deaths, we have made huge strides out of darkness and into a brighter, more hopeful future for our kids - offering more mental health, addictions, and health services, more homework support, more extracurriculars and after school recreation programming that keeps our kids busy and safe, and lobbying for a student living centre to keep our students under one roof, not scattered across the city in boarding homes. (Continue reading below in comments ⤵️)
Spending two weeks teaching in community has opened my eyes to how broad yet detailed teaching can be “Being Aboriginal is not the colour of your skin or how broad your nose is. It is a spiritual feeling, an identity you know in your heart ... It is a unique feeling that is difficult for non-Aboriginal to fully understand” Mudrooroo #community#teachersofinstagram#teaching#indigenouseducation
This community may have its issues but it is also rich in opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful cultural experiences. Thank you @peelaboriginal @algomau and #fletchersmeadowsecondaryschool for hosting today’s Pow Wow!
Indigenous Education and Culture Day. Cornhusk Dolls, Indigenous Food (the Cedar Tea was amazing!), Traditional Indigenous Dancers and Drummers at the Pow Wow, gorgeous jewelry and products made/sold by @canardblanccreations and so much more. So appreciative of all the learning that occurred today ♥️ #swipeformore#indigenousculture#indigenouseducation#somuchtolearnstill @algomau @peelschools @j_a_n_e_t_r_
Some incredible artwork coming out of @stjamescollegiate - projects around the book ‘April Raintree’ by Beatrice Culleton. High five to Mr. Coates’ English class! ❤️ #sjasd#IndigenousEducation#Repost @mistercoates with @get_repost
So proud of the students who took a risk and represented themes using art! 🎨 #talented#StJamesCollegiate
November is Indigenous Peoples Awareness Month @kprschools, one of our partner school boards. Here is a list of special events taking place during the month. Evening events are open to the public.
Montrez‑nous comment vous pouvez devenir un leader de la réconciliation, pour faire du Canada de demain un pays plus respectueux. Partagez votre vision de ce que peut être la réconciliation en composant un poème, une chanson ou un rap, en créant une peinture, un dessin ou une sculpture, en écrivant un essai, ou de toute autre façon!⠀
Un jeune de chaque province et territoire sera invité à devenir ambassadeur ou ambassadrice de la réconciliation lors de l’atelier de leadership national et de la cérémonie célébrant la réconciliation. https://education.nctr.ca/fr/imaginez-le-canada/⠀
The workshops at the #2018NationalGathering bring Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators and partners together to learn about resources, tools and practices that they can apply to their own work in #IndigenousEducation .
Sprig’s CEO & Co-Founder, Jarrett Laughlin, is presenting today alongside MK Education’s Blaire Marg @ the @indspire.ca #NationalGathering on #IndigenousEducation ! Learn more about how culturally enabling technology can help turn data into action on the Sprig Learning website - link in bio! 🌱🌿
Good morning from Edmonton and the National Gathering for Indigenous Education! A room full of people making a difference in the lives of Indigenous youth ❤ #2018nationalgathering#indigenouseducation @indspire.ca
In Edmonton for the Indspire Gathering Together Indigenous Education conference!! I'm lucky I will be performing for educators and students that are striving for a better educated Canada on Indigenous people!! After this I will be heading to Labrador via Ottawa tonight!
Sealskin Sakiaguti by @marthakyak
Sealskin earrings by @aslisavard