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Land as Our First Teacher: Exploring Relationships between Indigenous Storytelling and Pedagogical Documentation

The Oral Tradition of Ojibwe storytelling maintains a continuous relationship with 40 000 years of Land-based Knowledge of living in harmony and balance with Mother Earth and each other. Since the mid 20th century, storytelling through pedagogical documentation has emerged from Reggio Emilia, Italy as a way to build relationships in early learning. The intention for the day will be to explore the relationships between these different approaches to storytelling as they relate to the Land as our first teacher.

Cultural Awareness Training

Cultural Awareness Training Kimberley Lamothe, Nikita Corbiere, and Sarah Beardy Nogojiwanong Friendship Centre The CAT (Cultural Awareness Training) sessions are... View Article

Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference

The Faculty of Health Science, the McMaster Indigenous Health Movement – Student Group, and the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute are pleased to host the inaugural ‘Coming together to co-create health equity – an Indigenous Community Health and Research Conference’  

Reconcili-Action: Restoring Indigenous Presence to Canadian Communities: Picton

Picking up from Dr. Niigaan Sinclair’s illuminating lecture in November, we now welcome Calvin Brook to the PEC Library. Calvin is an architect, urban designer and planner and co-founder of Brook McIlroy, an architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, and urban planning practice. A key focus of his practice is through collaborations with the firm’s Indigenous architects and interns through the Indigenous Design Studio. Brook McIlroy’s work with Canada’s Indigenous communities has been recognized by The Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business and is the first architectural and planning practice in Canada certified under CCAB’s Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program.

Respecting the Land: Climate change and First Peoples

The Indigenous Climate Action movement recognizes that Indigenous Peoples are on the front-lines of both climate impacts and efforts to protect the earth. Join Kim Wheatley, an Anishinaabe Ojibway Grandmother from Shawanaga First Nation Reserve, and DC Indigenous student advisor Julie Pigeon, who is also Ojibway and a member of the Batchewana First Nation, for an enriching discussion about our relationship to the Land and the ways in which climate change is impacting it.