Great projects all over the district. One ongoing project is
with a high school teacher who is doing an integrated, cross curricular unit
for ELA, social studies and Art. The idea is to research different Indigenous
cultures from across Canada and develop a graphic novel/comic idea based on an
Indigenous Super Hero then pitch it to Marvel! This idea was in the works at
Marvel already so this group of youth will use their creativity and social justice
lens’ to meet curricular outcomes in many areas!
Ongoing work of the First Nations Coalition will include
learning from First Nations’ community members (Elders, Cultural Knowledge Keepers,
Youth) through Circles, Ceremony, Drumming and Storytelling.
Upcoming ‘travelling supper Professional Learning’ for a
group of teachers who will be attending the Jesse Wente presentation at Mount
Allison on Monday, November 19th at 7pm in Crabtree Auditorium. Jesse
has chosen to take a future perspective in the Speakers’ Series and to
paint a picture of a post-Reconciliation Canada. We would like to invite you to attend this
event and take the opportunity to hear Jesse speak but also to ask him
questions and hear his perspective. Jesse
has been appointed the first director of Canada’s Screen Office https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/jesse-wente-appointed-director-of-canada-s-new-indigenous-screen-office-1.4513124
. and can be found on Twitter at
There will be a First Nations’ Guidance Professional
Learning day on December 19th whereby Guidance counsellors, social
workers and psychologists will be participating in the Blanket Exercise and
learning about Intergenerational Trauma, Supports and Opportunities for First
Nations students, Indigenous lens on Wellness and partake in a Case Study.
If you are a parent/guardian of a student who is Indigenous –
reach out to the Guidance counsellor at your school to learn more about post
secondary supports and opportunities.
If you have any cultural events that you would like to share
with us at district – please reach out to the Subject Coordinator for First
Nations Education Tracy Landry at 380-1915 or firstname.lastname@example.org