Kikinoo’amaagoowin Webinar Series: Building Relationships in Indigenous Edu...

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Dr. Jean-Paul Restoule of the Univerisity of Victoria and Dr. Angela Nardozi of Listen & Learn are proud to partner to bring you the fifth installment of the Kikinoo’amaagoowin Webinar Series: Building Relationships in Indigenous Education.

For our final free webinar in the 2018-2019 school year, join Jean-Paul, Angela, and our special guest Ryan Neepin (Fox Lake Cree Nation) for a discussion on Building Relationships in Indigenous Education. This event will be moderated by Erika Finestone.

Topics to be explored:

  • Meeting the needs of Indigenous students
  • Building relationships with Indigenous families
  • Collaborating with Indigenous colleagues
  • Seeking out partnerships with Indigenous community members
  • Finding the balance between what non-Indigenous educators can pursue on their own, and when it is best to seek out Indigenous collaborators
  • The distinctions between appreciation and appropriation

Audience questions will be taken during this webinar.

Join Jean-Paul and Angela for this FREE 1-hour webinar on Thursday, April 25, at 4:00pm PDT and 7:00pm EST or sign up to receive the recording the next day. We look forward to meeting you!

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Ryan Neepin is a member of Fox Lake Cree Nation. He is an occasional elementary school teacher with the TDSB and is a PhD student in the department of Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto where he is focusing his studies and Indigenous Education and Decolonization. Ryan also serves as project coordinator for the Deepening Knowledge Project at OISE.

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Erika Finestone is a doctoral candidate in Social-Cultural Anthropology at the University of Toronto, an Indigenous Studies instructor at The University of Victoria, and a project manager with the Indigenous Education Department at University of Victoria. Her doctoral research focusses on urban Indigenous family resiliency. Erika is also the co-developer and facilitator of the Honouring Family Resiliency workshop. As a settler of Polish and Romanian descent and Jewish ancestry, Erika’s journey towards this work grew through engaging more deeply with her own people’s story of survival and resistance during and after the Jewish Holocaust. Her approach to this work is energized by an intention to listen open-heartedly to stories of survivance, and to work collaboratively with communities to alter colonial power relations and support Indigenous lifeways.

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