Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Sense of Place Workshop

Join us on Wednesday, December 1, 2013, at 3:30 - 5:00 pm at the District Resource Centre (Rideau Park Elementary, 8560 Demorest Drive, Richmond) for a special afternoon with our guest speaker and Musqueam Elder, Larry Grant, and our facilitators, Lynn Wainwright and Gordon Powell.  We will hear from Larry Grant on his personal "sense of place".  We will also explore resources and ideas of how to include Aboriginal content and inquiry into teaching, and examine the First People's Principles of Learning.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Richard Wagamese Reading at UBC

On Thursday, October 31, Richard Wagamese gave a reading from his book Indian Horse, at UBC's Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.  Inspired by W.P. Kinsella's book Shoeless Joe, Indian Horse was a marriage of two great Canadian motifs: hockey, and Aboriginal people.  In his talk, Wagamese described how Residential Schools inflicted a bruise on the psyche of all Canadians, and how his hope is that in response to Indian Horse, Canadians will answer yes, let us move forward together.