I am excited to announce that Listen and Learn will host a workshop for educators on Saturday March 10th!
I will be joined by experienced educators and facilitators Ryan Neepin (Fox Lake Cree Nation) and Nancy Steele (American-Canadian) who will co-facilitate the day with me (see our bios below). A healthy and nourishing vegan lunch will be served. Register early to reserve your spot!
We are excited to bring together a supportive community of like-minded educators, to build on our strengths, deepen our confidence, and expand our toolbox when teaching Indigenous content. All educators are welcome. If you are unable attend this workshop but are interested in future offerings, please fill in the survey at the end of this post!
Participants will leave with:
- Two lesson plans which introduce circle protocol, the Seven Grandfather Teachings, and explore the origins of our names, created by Ryan and Nancy. These lessons have been designed to be used at any grade level.
- Strategies for implementing the Indigenous pedagogies contained in the lessons
- Having participated in Build a Community, revised by Aliesha Arndt (Kanien'kehá:ka), Nancy Steele and myself. Build a Community is a powerful interactive embodied experience, where participants are brought through the story of colonization and witness its impacts on Indigenous communities. According to many past participants, the experience leads to a deeper understanding of intergenerational trauma and current injustices against Indigenous peoples. Participating in the Build a Community once is a prerequisite for enrollment in future training sessions delivered by our team.
“I was profoundly moved by the rich significance of the exercise. The silent, collective graveness that emerged from empathy amongst us was palpable and with it came the realization--symbolically communicated through drama--that we are all part of this story, and have a role to play in its unfolding.” - Build a Community participant
Just the details
When: Saturday March 10, 10am to 1pm (arrive by 9:45 to get settled in)
Where: College and Bathurst area, Toronto, Ontario
Cost: $55 dollars (early-bird rate before March 1st) and $60 March 1st to 10th. Payment by e-transfer. Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the start of the program.
Accessibility: The space is partially accessible to wheel chairs and those with mobility issues. Please indicate any needs in the form attached below, and I will contact you within 24 hours.
If you are interested in signing up, or do not plan to attend but want to attend future workshops click here to fill out our form!
Angela Nardozi has spent almost a decade working in and alongside Indigenous communities and with educators who want to deepen their inclusion of Indigenous content in a meaningful way. A dynamic speaker and engaging facilitator, Dr. Nardozi partners with schools, community groups and organizations across the GTA, and mentors one-on-one with educators through her coaching practice.
Ryan Neepin is a member of Fox Lake Cree Nation and the Bear Clan. He completed his undergraduate degree in Multicultural & Indigenous Studies and holds a certificate in Indigenous Thought, both at York University. Ryan is currently finishing his second year of the Maters of Teaching program at OISE and also delivers workshops to teacher candidates at OISE/UT. .
Nancy Steele is a citizen of Canada and the USA. She began her teaching career working in the South Bronx area of New York City, taught in England then Toronto spending the majority of her career in alternative senior schools teaching language, history and the arts with a focus on issues of social justice and conflict management. She has worked with OISE’s Deepening Knowledge Project since its inception and co-coordinated the Aboriginal Infusion cohort of the consecutive Bachelor of Education programme. As a settler ally she works to help other Canadian settlers understand Indigenous history and their responsibilities as treaty participants in reconciliation.