IFNMI18-71 Cultural Appropriation-Webinar
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IFNMI18-71 Cultural Appropriation-Webinar
Presented by: Shannon Loutitt & Cheryl Devin
April 10, 2018 | 3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Online
Grade Level / Audience
Educational Assistants, Teachers K - 12, Administrators K - 12, Jurisdictional Leadership, Trustees, Education Partners
About the Session

We are pleased to announce the fifth season of Alberta Teacher Talks, an online professional collaboration between Learning Network Educational Services (ARPDC) and The Alberta Teachers Association (ATA).  This year’s topics will explore Professional Learning Pebbles, a foundational collection of 24 short activities created by the Alberta Teachers’ Association Walking Together Project to support certificated teachers on their learning journey to meet the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Foundational Knowledge competency in the Teaching Quality Standard.

Teacher Talks 2017-18 is a 6 part webinar series exploring distinct activities organized through four sequenced approaches (Awareness, Acknowledgement, Atonement, Action) conversation starters for groups of educators engaged in Truth and Reconciliation education. Through these short, interactive activities, educators will localize the process and create effective initiatives that best fit their local context.

Cultural Appropriation- Misconceptions and stereotypes of Indigenous peoples can be perpetuated with appropriation of cultural practices, symbols, ceremonies and items.  Participants will gain awareness of the issue of cultural appropriation when making space for Indigenous cultures in their schools. 

NOTE: Unfortunately, our registration system requires participants to register for each session separately.  For your convenience, you can register by clicking the links listed below:

November 14 –Awareness - Assimilation Case Study

December 5 –Awareness - Deconstructing the TQS

March 6 –Acknowledgement - Learning From Australia's Education Reform

April 10- Acknowledgement - Cultural Appropriation

May 9 –Atonement - Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action

May 30 –Action- UNDRIP: United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples.


About the Presenter

Shannon Loutitt

Shannon is a Div. 2 teacher on secondment from Fort McMurray Public School District.  Shannon grew up in Fort McMurray learning about her Metis heritage and when she was 5 years old she said she wanted to be the first Native lady Prime Minister.  Although that might not happen, she is excited to be working with the ATA on the Walking Together Project to help teachers learn more about the diverse cultures, histories, and contemporary realities of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

Cheryl Devin

Cheryl has over 25 years of teaching experience at the junior high level in a variety of subject areas, including language arts, social studies and science. She is Métis, with family from different Metis settlements throughout Treaty 6.  Her parents currently reside at Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement. Cheryl is currently on secondment to the ATA.

Registration Deadline: April 05, 2018

Registration Fee: $0.00

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