Monday, November 20, 2017

Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate

Thursday, November 30: Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate: A presentation with Dr. Nancy TurnerUBC Botanical Garden, the First Nations House of Learning, and the UBC Faculty of Science are pleased to present Indigenous Knowledge for a Changing Climate with ethnobotonist Nancy Turner. Dr. Turner has been invited to share her stories about the intersection between traditional knowledge systems and climate change solutions. This talk will explore Indigenous knowledge, innovation for climate change, biodiversity and food security strategies at local and global levels.
Thurs, Nov 30, 2:30 - 4 pm
Sty-Wet-Tan Great Hall
This is a free event, to RSVP visit the UBC Botanical Garden.  

Thursday, November 16, 2017

The Fabric of Our Land

Sunday, November 19: Exhibit Opening Party for The Fabric of Our Land: Salish Weaving at the Museum of AnthropologyJoin the Musqueam people and the Museum of Anthropology to celebrate the opening of The Fabric of Our Land, an exhibit that will take visitors on a journey of over 200 years of Salish weaving. This a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see some of the earliest Salish hand-woven blankets in existence and will inspire visitors to learn more about the rich histories of this cultural practice. 
Sun, Nov 19, 12 - 5 pm
Remarks and presentations @ 1:15 pm
Museum of Anthropology - map
This is a free event, no RSVP required. For more event information visit the Museum of Anthropology website.  

FNESC Residential Schools Workshop

Indian Residential Schools and Reconciliation Resource Guides Workshop (Elementary & Secondary)
February 23, 2018, Vancouver

This workshop is designed to support educators to teach about residential schools in well-informed, respectful and appropriate ways. Participants will explore the Residential Schools and Reconciliation Teacher Resource Guides published by the First Nations Education Steering Committee and First Nations Schools Association, which introduce students to the historical context of residential schools and the principles of reconciliation. These materials engage students with age-appropriate literature, archival documents, and video resources. The materials were piloted throughout BC and are consistent with BC curriculum learning standards.
Both the elementary (Grade 5) and secondary (Grades 10-12) resources will be introduced.  Over the course of the event, educators will engage in discussions with colleagues and participate in hands-on activities that they can use in the classroom. Participants will receive a hardcopy of the resources, which are also available as free downloads. Related literature resources will also be on display.
Register at the FNESC website:

Thursday, November 2, 2017