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November 02
First Nations Education Update!

POWWOW

Over 300 students attended the Powwow that was hosted by Mount Allison University on the 18th of October.

UPCOMING SPEAKERS’ SERIES AT MOUNT A

Members of our First Nations Education Coalition will be attending this Professional Learning opportunity. The public is welcome to attend and here is the information:

The President’s Speaker Series Committee, working with Andrew Nurse representing the Davidson Lecture Series, has chosen Jesse Wente as our next speaker in both series.

As you will see from the attached poster, Jesse has chosen to take a future perspective in our series  and to paint a picture of a post-Reconciliation Canada.

Jesse will be here on November 19th at 7pm in Crabtree Auditorium.

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 @jessewente!

This is a free event and we invite you to bring along anyone who may be interested in hearing about Reconciliation and where we go from here.

UNITED NATIONS YOUTH SUMMIT

A local high school will be hosting an Indigenous Youth United Nations Summit in the coming Spring. Youth delegates will be invited from communities around the province to work together on Indigenous Issues facing our youth today.

ENGAGING FIRST NATIONS YOUTH

There are a number of student leaders who are working on amazing projects at their schools through using Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Learning. The First Nations coordinator is putting together a youth group to discuss issues important to Indigenous youth and seek their voice in our

 

LAND BASED EDUCATION

A number of classes/schools are embarking on or continuing to use Mother Nature as a teaching tool. Outdoor classrooms, Forest Class, Environmental Science, Herbs and Plants are a few of the experiential ways of learning found around our district. We are very proud of our teachers and students for finding ways to access the curriculum through this powerful pedagogical approach!

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