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Friday, February 23 • 9:00am - 3:00pm
(Pre-Reg MAX 50 OFFSITE) Indigenous Perspectives

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We are presenting a workshop on Indigenous Perspectives that includes "hands-on" experiential sessions with teachers actively participating in an "Educational Teaching" Sweat Lodge, Indigenous games and traditions, and discussions with regards to the application of foundational knowledge regarding Alberta Education's curriculum and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit.

Where: Camp Horizon ( Located about 50 minutes West of Calgary just past Bragg Creek) Hwy 66 10 KM Southwest of Bragg Creek, Bragg Creek, AB T0L 0K0

What: Our planned Indigenous Perspectives workshop will include the following:
1.) Teaching/Educational Sweat Lodge Experience conducted by Indigenous Elders
2.) Indigenous Traditional games and talking circle
3.) Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis, Inuit and curriculum connections.

George Taven of Seeds Connections will be hosting the day and coordinating the logistics. Walter White Bear will be the Keynote speaker and Sweat Lodge Elder.

Walter will also engage several other locally recognized and respected elders to assist with the other sessions throughout the day.

KEY POINTS

1.) This workshop will be conducted at Camp Horizon from 8:30am - 3:00 pm . Teachers are responsible for their own transportation.

3.) We can have up to 50 people register.

4.) It is vital to read the attachments which are descriptions of each of the sessions as well as expectations and appropriate dress and details of what people should be aware of if they are planning to participate in the Educational Teaching Sweat Lodge.

5.) Teachers need to bring their own bag lunches. Participants should bring their own water bottle.

6.) Teachers wanting to participate in the Teaching Sweat must bring appropriate change of clothes and towel.

7.) We will require each participant to fill out and sign an Acknowledgement of Risk form when they first arrive.

Speakers
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George Taven

George recently retired from the Calgary Board of Education after 41 years as a teacher and Program Administrator. He worked closely with Alberta Education in designing the CONNECTIONS program as a 5 credit high school program. CONNECTIONS is a Diversity, Anti-Racism, Leadership program... Read More →
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Walter White-Bear

With over 25 years experience working within the education system and social services sectors, as an advocate for First Nation Youth and Families, Walter MacDonald White Bear is a bridge between cultures, confusion and healing. A student himself, of the traditional  teachings, Walter... Read More →



Friday February 23, 2024 9:00am - 3:00pm MST
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