Thursday, May 17, 2018

First Peoples Summer Institute

Learning First Peoples Summer Institute
Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel
7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC

Aug. 20-21, 2018
English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resource Guide

Aug. 22, 2018
First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFTS

The Learning First Peoples Summer Institute is designed to support educators to bring quality, authentic First Peoples teaching and learning into BC classrooms.
Comprised of two different sessions, which can be selected individually, the sessions will introduce resources that focus on themes, issues and topics of importance to First Peoples learning and informed by the First Peoples Principles of Learning. Each session will include print resources, activities and opportunities for professional dialogue and networking.
REGISTRATION&EVENTRESOURCES: contact: Riannon Nahanee toll-free 1-877-422-3672
Presented by the First Nations Education Steering Committee & First Nations Schools Association
Founded upon the First Peoples Principles of Learning, English First Peoples courses for Grades 10-12 offer all BC students backgrounds the opportunity to explore First Peoples’ worldviews through written, visual, and oral literature. The courses were developed through the collaboration of First Nations educators with the BC Ministry of Education and it is notable that English First Peoples (EFP) 12 is fully equivalent to English 12 for BC postsecondary entrance requirements.
Originally published in 2008, the EFP Teacher Resource Guides have been revised to reflect the revised BC curriculum and incorporate recently-published First Peoples literature. At this workshop, teachers will receive a copy of the new resource guide, discuss its use, participate in activities from the guide, and see our display of First Peoples literature resources.
The draft First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource Guide (Elem/Sec) will help BC educators introduce students to the traditional and contemporary forms of First Nation governance. The guide provides examples of
English First Peoples 10, 11 and 12 Teacher Resources Guide August 20-21, 2018 $30
First Nations Governance Models Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) and Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource (Elem/Sec) DRAFTS
August 22, 2018 $30
historical and present day impacts of colonization on First Nations governance, explains how contemporary First Peoples government systems operate, and explores the goals of First Nations self-government.
The draft Modern Day Treaty in BC Teacher Resource Guide (Elem/Sec) will support BC educators teaching about why treaty making in BC is different from the rest of Canada, including examining the processes involved in resolving Aboriginal Rights and Title in British Columbia, the Modern Day Treaty process, and alternative models, and understanding the responsibilities of all Canadians to respect and uphold the treaties made between the Crown and First Peoples.
At this workshop, participants will receive copies of draft of both guides, discuss their use, and have the opportunity to provide feedback for their further development.
Planning your Trip
Eligibility to Attend
First Nations school, public school and independent school educators are eligible to attend. Maximum 60 people per day.
Registration Fees
Credit card: Credit card is accepted online during registration or phone in credit card payment to CivicInfo at 250-383-4898.
Cheques: Payable to First Nations Education Steering Committee c/o CivicInfo Mail to: CivicInfo BC, #203 - 4475 Viewmont Avenue, Victoria BC, V8Z 6L8. Participant name must be included with the cheque.
*** Registration fees must be received by July 20, 2018 or your registration will be cancelled.
Daily Schedule
Breakfast 8:30 am; sessions 9:00 am to 3:30 pm; breakfast and lunch provided.

Monday, May 7, 2018

First Peoples Principles of Learning UBC course


UBC 2018 Summer Institutes - Diversity & Equality

First Peoples Principles of Learning -

The First Peoples Principles of Learning is an important element of the re-design of BC¹s new curriculum. The goal of this Summer Institute is to assist educators from K-12 to incorporate FPPL into their curriculum planning, teaching practice, and learning environments.
Educators will engage with Indigenous perspectives, pedagogies, and worldviews to deepen their understanding of the FPPL and how these might be localized to classroom, school, and community contexts. Practical concrete instructional strategies, exemplars, materials and resources for teachers will be presented throughout the two-week course.

First Peoples Principles of Learning

July 3-13, UBC Vancouver

Register by May 29

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

First Peoples Child and Family Review

Young people are experts in love and fairness, and leaders in the reconciliation movement. It is our great pleasure to present this special child and youth edition of the First Peoples Child & Family Review. Meaningful reconciliation must engage young people in learning about Canada’s history of colonization, encourage creative thinking about the future, and provide opportunities for children and youth to make a difference. Engaging young people in reconciliation and social justice nurtures compassion and moral courage, and bolsters self-confidence. Adults have much to learn from the wisdom of children and youth. 

Each submission in the journal was reviewed by another young person to ensure the publication is respectful and conveys fairness, togetherness, respect, and love. 
Thank you to all the children and youth who sent submissions for the journal. We recognize and greatly appreciate all of the hard work that went into each and every submission. We encourage all of you to keep on doing the amazing things you are doing to make this country one that uplifts both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children, youth, and their families. We look forward to the future with hope for a brighter, better Canada for all.

Click here to view the full edition for FREE!

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The Sundance

Aboriginal Math Symposium

Dear Friends

Registration for this year’s Aboriginal Math Symposium with theme Living Mathematics in Our Communities: Listening to the Land is now open. 

Date: Thursday May 17, 2018 at Sty-Wet-Tan Hall First Nations Longhouse, UBC

Featuring: Dr. Ed Doolittle of First Nations University of Canada will introduce us to Geometries of Liberation in thinking about mathematics, communities and land.

Full program will be available by mid April.

Please visit the Aboriginal Math Network for updates:

A highlight of the Symposium is sharing by attendees of beginning or ongoing projects that connect math, community and culture. If you have a lesson/project, big or small, please consider sharing your experience so we can learn from/with each other.

Look forward to seeing you in May.

Thank you to our sponsors: First Nations House of Learning, Indigenous Education Institute of Canada, NITEP, Faculty of Education, PIMS, The Actuarial Foundation of Canada, and the David F. Robitaille Professorship in Mathematics and Science Education.

Cynthia Nicol, PhD
Associate Professor
David F. Robitaille Professorship in Mathematics and Science Education
Faculty of Education | Curriculum & Pedagogy
University of British Columbia | Unceded Musqueam Territory
2125 Main Mall Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 Canada
phone: 1 (604) 822-5246 | fax: 1 (604) 822-4714

Monday, March 5, 2018

Haida Now exhibit at Museum of Vancouver

The Museum of Vancouver (MOV), in partnership with Haida Gwaii Museum, presents a visual feast of innovation and tradition with new exhibition, Haida Now, on display until June 2019. Guest curated by Haida Curator Kwiaahwah Jones in collaboration with Viviane Gosselin, Co-curator and Director of Collections & Exhibitions at MOV, this exhibition features an unparalleled collection of Haida art boasting more than 450 works created as early as 1890.
Mar 16, 2018 - Jun 15, 2019
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