Walking Forward Together: Day of Learning Sept 29, 2022

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Walking Forward Together: Day of Learning Sept 29, 2022

Abbotsford School District is pleased to present a special Day of Learning on Indigenous Education with a focus on truth and action.

When and where

Date and time

Location

Abbotsford Centre 33800 King Road Abbotsford, BC V2S 8H8 Canada

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About this event

This is an in person event held at the Abbotsford Entertainment Centre.

What you should know before you register for a ticket

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Walking Forward Together: Day of Learning

As part of our commitment to Indigenous Education, the Abbotsford School District acknowledges historic and ongoing injustices that Indigenous People endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public educational institution to contribute towards revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching and community engagement. Join us as we “Walk Forward Together.”

Shape of the Day

8:50 to 9:00am

-Traditional Welcome by Chris Silver from Sumas First Nation

9:00 to 11:00am

-3 Crows Production, Educating Educators

11:00 to 11:20am

- Intermission, coffee and cookies provided by Abbotsford Entertainment Centre

11:20 to 12:20pm

-Keynote by Kevin Lamoureux

12:20 to 12:50pm

- Lunch

12:50 to 1:35pm

Keynote by Jo Chrona

1:35 to 2:15pm

- Discussion with Dr. Gwendolyn Point and Dr. Kevin Godden

2:15 to 2:30pm

- Closing

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Speakers

3 Crows Production

3 Crows Productions is a unique group of Indigenous educational storytellers dedicated to promoting anti-racism, create awareness of the intergenerational impact of Indian Residential Schools and help youth strengthen mental health. Each member is dedicated to the purpose of educating the future generations of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through presentations, oral storytelling, live theatre performances and short film productions.

Dr. Gwendolyn Point

Shoysqwelwhet (Dr. Gwendolyn Point) is from the Stó:lō Nation. She is a distinguished educator, scholar, mentor, visionary and leader. Dr. Point is a Knowledge Keeper and Cultural Advisor for Abbotsford School District. At various points in her career, Shoysqwelwhet has taught at the elementary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, and held positions in leadership and administration with the Stó:lō Nation and the provincial government. Join Dr. Gwendolyn Point as she discusses the challenges and possibilities of Indigenous Education in our schools.

Kevin Lamoureux

Kevin Lamoureux is a faculty member at the University of Winnipeg and a well-known public speaker. He has served as Education Lead for the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, Associate Vice President for the University of Winnipeg, and as Scholar in Residence for several school divisions. He is an award-winning scholar with an impressive publication and research grant record, and has consulted for governments, organizations, and institutions across Canada. His most recent book contribution, Ensouling Our Schools with Dr. Jennifer Katz, is being used by educators across Canada working to create inclusive spaces for all students. Kevin Lamoureux is committed to reconciliation and contributing to an even better Canada for all children to grow up in.

Jo Chrona

Jo Chrona is an education consultant, speaker, and author, supporting professional learning opportunities in the areas of Indigenous education and anti-racism. Her experience includes teaching in both K-12 and post-secondary education, working as a Faculty Associate in SFU’s Teacher Education Program, an Advisor with the BC Ministry of Education, and a Policy Analyst then Curriculum Manager, for the First Nations Education Steering Committee in British Columbia.

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