2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

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Ati Meyo-Ayaw (It is Getting Better)

ATI MEYO-AYAW (getting better)

Some material may be difficult to listen to. Bring only yourselves. I will read from my personal experiences as a First Nations boy what school was like for me. From Kindergarten to grade twelve. I will give you reflections from my life in a large family, with a single First Nations mother and survivor of residential school. I hope to shed light where some teachers may wonder, why some First Nations students have challenges in classroom settings.

After the stories, if you like, when we are all ready, we can divide into groups to talk, reflect, and if you don’t want to be in a group and want to be alone, that’s fine too. Later we can all reconvene for a question period, and if you like share a story of your own, that’s also fine.


Target Audience



Joseph Onodi

The second youngest of seven siblings, Joseph Onodi grew up in a small northern British Columbia village. Moving to Vancouver in 1989, Joseph obtained his Dogwood Diploma at Robert’s Adult Learning Centre and continued in the sciences at Douglas College, and Vancouver Community College. He’s been a bicycle courier, baker’s assistant at a prison, a process server, tree planter, and worked for Coquitlam and Surrey Libraries. His 2014 manuscript, Woodland Creetures, was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts: Creation Grant for Aboriginal Writers and Storytellers. Joseph preformed at Coquitlam\'s 125th Kaleidoscope Celebration Story Cafe that can be see on his website starblanketstoryteller.ca  

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seats Available

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Seats Available