Indigenous Cultural Learning Workshops
I have a better understanding of Indigenous practices and I will be more aware of my actions and how my words about Indigenous topics can inform the opinions and actions of my students.
~ Teacher, West Vancouver Secondary School, Professional Development Worksop, September 2018
With an emphasis on making connections through direct experience and a strong sense of place, participants will be introduced to a series of traditional Indigenous activities inspired by Skwxwú7mesh cultural teachings in and around a Coast Salish longhouse. In addition, and as a core part of the workshop experience, participants will assist in preparing a fire-cooked meal using traditional Skwxwú7mesh techniques. Educators will enhance their understanding and appreciation of how to more effectively align First Peoples Principles of Learning across a variety of content areas.