This interactive session will be hosted by Dr. Angela Nardozi, who is a Settler on Turtle Island. Angela invites you to come together with other educators and excavate your own histories, influences, and education with respect to Indigenous histories, cultures, and current communities. We will then discuss how our influences impact our teaching, where we feel blocked, and what might be holding us back from going deeper in our teaching of Indigenous content.
Finally, we will begin to lay out next steps for our teaching including actions we can take and where we can find support. This workshop will combine independent journaling, circle sharing, and group coaching. Please come ready to write, share, and learn from others.
Angela Nardozi is a guest on Turtle Island, with both sides of her family originating in Italy. She is a certified teacher and received her Ph.D. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in 2016. Her passion for working alongside Indigenous communities began in 2008, after living and working in a Treaty Three First Nation. After completing her MA research with that community, she returned to Toronto to work with her own community - non-Indigenous educators. She is a Lecturer in the teacher education program at the OISE, and is the 2021 Emilio Goggio Research Fellow at the Frank Iacobucci Centre for Italian Canadian Studies where she is the co-director of the Indigenous-Italian-Canadian Connections Project. She is also a coach in private practice where she supports folks to imagine new and better futures for themselves and for our world.