Are you interested in building strong and respectful relationships with Indigenous community members? Have you wondered where to begin or felt fear when you think of taking the next step? How do you strike a balance between respecting Indigenous ways of knowing and not burdening community?
Join us for this interactive workshop which will include a presentation and a chance to share with your fellow participants. We will invite you to share about what is working for you, where you feel stuck, and discuss about how to move past barriers you are experiencing. Bring your stories, questions, and concerns!
All Grades K-12
Dr. Angela Nardozi is a guest on Turtle Island who is Italian-Canadian. She has spent a decade working alongside Indigenous communities and with non-Indigenous educators including as the Project Manager of the Deepening Knowledge Project from 2011 to 2016. She is a member of the Ontario College of Teachers and received her Ph.D. in Education from OISE/UT. She is now a consultant, coach, and a sessional lecturer at OISE in the Masters of Teaching Program. She is also the author of a popular newsletter for educators about Indigenous Education - Listen & Learn.
Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule (Dokis First Nation) is an Anishinaabe scholar and educator who is currently the Chair of Indigenous Education at the University of Victoria. He is concerned with bringing Indigenous worldviews to a wide audience and infusing Indigenous perspectives into mainstream practice. Jean-Paul is currently leading a study on how to centre Indigenous pedagogy and ways of knowing and being in online learning environments.Jean-Paul is also investigating what motivates educators to incorporate Indigenous perspectives in their teaching practice and how teacher candidates and new teachers can best develop the knowledge, confidence and motivation to meaningfully include Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies in their classrooms.