-The stories and history of Stanley Park prior to contact
-Information shared and how to use in your lessons
-Identifying ones owns knowledge and development and room for growth of the histroy
-Sharing challenges in taking on this work of implementing Indigenous Education
-Each participant can share what they've learned, what they will take away and where they will go from here.
-Be able to sit in the uncomfortableness in the conversations we will be having.
Pay at the park
Parking for 2 hours at the park
Good walking shoes, prepare for rain or shine. Use a backpack if possible, we will be walking approximately 4 km, or participants can drive from location to location. We will start at 3rd beach and end the tour at Deadman's Island/totem poles area
Ha7lh skwayel, good day, my ancestral name is Spelexílh, my english name is Anjeanette Dawson I am from the Squamish Nation.
I have been employed in the field of Indigenous Education for 35 years. I am a spiritual and cultural person, I support and help out my community with thier traditional work.
I was employed with the Squamish Nation Education Department for 22 years before accepting the position of Counselor/Indigneous Specialist at Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School. I facilitate workshops in the areas of Indigenous Education, Pre-contact, Residential School. traditional wool weaving and Teaching Teachers How to Be "Teachers" from and Indigenous Worldview. I support teachers in indigenizing thier materials and lessons. Before showing students and staff how to make a wool woven quarter bag, I share a pre-contact teaching kit filled with hides, furs, cedar prepped at different stages, mountain goat wool, and pieces made from wool and cedar. I have facilitated the wool weaving workshop with students from Kindergarten to grade 12, at professional development days all over the lower mainland. I am working with the Independent Schools Association and the Canadian Accreditation Of Independent Schools in the areas of knwoing who we are and where we come from. Also, What a Good Leader Looks Like, and how to bring culture into your school and classroom.
I am deeply rooted in pedagogical practice in the cultural teachings and I carry as a Skwxwú7mesh knowledgeholder, educator and traditional wool-weaver. Strengthened by a Masters of Education in world-views in contemporary public education and provincial curriculum. Adding to my network the ISABC Organization and CAIS.