Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Weaving A Quarter Bag

Just thinking about some ideas for an Aboriginal textile activity.

Quarter bags were weaved at the 6th annual Aboriginal Math Symposium at the UBC Longhouse.  Teachers were riveted.


Monday, January 15, 2018


On January 18th, Artlatch will transform Massey Theatre into a gathering/witnessing space for the work of reawakening + sharing artistic and culture gifts. Artlatch marks the official launch Skookum Indigenous Arts Series, a new artistic partnership between Savage Society and Massey Theatre Society.

The ‘potlatch’ is often remembered for its grand giveaways and redistribution of wealth by a chief or respected leader in the community. Canoes would travel from many distances around to witness the work the host of the ‘sɫənəq’ (pronounced sl-t-en-ek)or gathering had in mind. In the same essence, we look to use art as a gift and reason to gather and take space in our own ‘Artlatch’. A space to gather, to share, to bundle and to give with arts, performance, music, history, stories, dance, drumming and all other creative gifts

Artlatch January 18th
3:30 pm Family Pow Wow Dance Class, Wild Moccasin Dancers (all welcome)
4:30pm Catered Public Reception with catering from Bigheart Bannock Catering
5pm Artlatch begins  (Performances by Kevin Loring, Ron Dean Harris, Brandon Gabriel, Sam Bob, Valeen Jules, Maggie Grier, Jaz Scuff, DJ Kookum, Sandy Scofield

Come witness.

For more information, please check out the Massey Theatre website

Please RSVP to admin@ticketsnw.ca and let us know how many people you will have joining you

NOII/AESN meeting

Hello Educators!
You are invited to the Winter Network gathering on January 29 from 4-6pm! The theme for this meeting isIndigenous Education
Guest Presenter, Laura Tait, Director of Instruction, Aboriginal Education, SD68 Nanaimo Ladysmith will be presenting on the AESN Transitions project, and our hosts, Jennifer Delvecchio and Brandon Curr, District Principal of Aboriginal Education, will be sharing their work in Burnaby this year.
Join us for some light refreshments and inspiring conversations. Bring a friend!
Print the following attached image or share it out on Facebook, Twitter and other networking spaces. This group is open to all curious minds and educators.
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 4:00 – 6:00 pm
Location: Burnaby Central Secondary (Library), 6011 Deer Lake Parkway, Burnaby BC
Please RSVP to noii.aesn@gmail.com
If you forget to RSVP and still want to come, please do. The RSVP simply helps us with catering numbers.
Thank you and see you soon!

Indigenous Films

Thursday, January 18: Indigenous Films at Canada’s Top Ten Film FestivalAs a part of Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival, The Cinematheque is presenting two notable films that highlight Indigenous voices and mainstream cultural contributions:
  • Our People Will Be Healed – Documentarian and Indigenous activist Alanis Obomsawin examines the Norway House Cree Nation’s unique approach to education and collective efforts towards healing. Obomsawin shows us what action-driven decolonization actually looks like, using interviews and gorgeous landscape photography to represent this vibrant place in all its complexity and beauty.

    Thurs Jan 18, 6:30 pm The Cinematheque – map
  • Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World - Rapturously received everywhere it has played, Rumble explores an oft-neglected chapter of North American music history: the important influence of musicians of First Nations descent. Stretching back a century to groundbreaking blues musician Charlie Patton, whose Indigenous ancestry was often glossed over, the documentary covers an extraordinary amount of ground.

    Thurs Jan 18, 8:30 pm The Cinematheque – map 

Coast Salish Basketry

Thursday, January 18: Reawakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry at MOA
Join the Museum of Anthropology for an inspirational evening with Suquamish Elder and Master Basketmaker Ed Carriere and wet site archaeologist and ancient basketry researcher Dr. Dale R. Croes. Ed and Dale will present a richly illustrated talk about ancient basket making and invite visitors to interact with the ancient basket replicas they make. Dale and Ed also will launch their brand-new publication, Reawakening Ancient Salish Sea Basketry (available for purchase and signing).
Thurs, Jan 18, 7 – 9 pm
The Museum of Anthropology -map

Cultural Appropriation Workshop

Wednesday, January 17: Artistic Cultural Appropriation workshopJoin Salia Joseph as she explores the roots of cultural appropriation from a First Nations perspective. Participants will discover how to identify cultural appropriation, how it affects people and, most importantly, will brainstorm ways to prevent and stop it. 
Wed Jan 17, 6 – 8 pm
AMS Nest, Room 2508
Free to attend, RSVP via email at: volunteer@citr.ca

Monday, January 8, 2018

UBC MOOC: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

Register at:
Course code:
Dr. Jan Hare
Course Dates:
Jan 30 - Mar 13, 2018
6 weeks
Estimated time:
2-4 hours/week

IndEdu200x: Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education
Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.