National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

path leading through the forestTRC & Me: What Educators can do to Respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Call to Action

Facilitated by Lindsay Brant and Monica Garvie, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Friday, September 30, 2022; 9:00 – 10:00am, Zoom

In this webinar, we will explore the TRC's Call to Action that pertain to education, and how we as educators can work to create changes that will address these calls in meaningful ways. We will explore ways of learning and sharing the truth about Indigenous histories so that the path to reconciliation can be embarked upon with, and along side, Indigenous peoples and communities.

Image: Installation view of Land Protectors at Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Photo: Paul Litherland

Taking up the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Recommendations in your Classroom

Co-sponsored by the Centre for Teaching and Learning; and the Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Facilitated by Yasmine Djerbal, Centre for Teaching and Learning
Panelists:  Clarissa de Leon, Faculty of Education and Centre for Teaching and Learning; Rebecca Hall, Development Studies; Carolyn Prouse; Geography and Planning; Toni Thornton, Arts & Science Online

Tuesday, September 27, 2022; 2:30 - 3:30pm; Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Atrium

September 30th is recognized as National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As we reflect on our responsibilities to fulfill the TRC recommendations as educators and to fight for Indigenous sovereignty and self-determination, this panel of non-Indigenous educators will share some reflections and strategies they have employed in their classrooms, curriculum, and research.  The panel consists of educators who engage in this work as instructors, curriculum developers, researchers, and as activists, and they will help us think through the intersections between TRC, curriculum, and critical engagement in Indigenous sovereignty beyond institutionalized checklists.
Because much of this labour and reflection has fallen on already over-burdened Indigenous colleagues, we hope to shift the narrative and take on some of the responsibility in thinking about this work ethically and collaboratively. 

Participants are invited to read “Yakwanastahentéha Aankenjigemi Extending the Rafters: Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report” and “Calls to Action Accountability- A 2021 Status Update on Reconciliation” by the Yellowhead Institute to fully engage with the conversation.

Agnes Etherington Art Centre Logo15-minute Guided Tour
Following the panel, we invite participants to visit the exhibition Land Protectors curated by Paige Van Tassel or attend a guided tour with Nasrin Himada, Associate Curator of Agnes Etherington Arts Centre.

Image: Installation view of Land Protectors at Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Photo: Paul Litherland

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