Events Overview

Jan
Tue
13

Shared Ground

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

This gathering introduces participants to the diverse Aboriginal peoples of Saskatchewan and Canada. Participants will be engaged in learning activities addressing and unpacking the terminology  used to describe and identify Aboriginal peoples, historical and contemporary socio-economic contexts, and common myths and misconceptions about Aboriginal peoples.
Jan
Wed
21

Colonial Impact on the Roles of Indigenous Women

waskamisiwin event
12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

Grad Student Association Commons, Emmanuel and St. Chad

Historically, Indigenous women had important and integral roles within their Nations. With European contact, those roles suffered a severe impact and were dramatically changed from their original form.  Most notable impacts came from the trading posts, the Indian Act, and Indian Residential schools, as well as Treaties and other policies. The colonial impact on the role of Indigenous women will be discussed and explored in a panel of outstanding and knowledgeable women from various backgrounds, brought together to high light the current situation.  Please join us to share in the dialogue.
 
Jan
Thu
29

White Settler Identity

Indigenous Voices event with Sheelah McLean
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

This session will analyze the historical and contemporary policies and practices that produce vast inequalities in Canada. Understanding how we are socialized into reproducing systems of dominance and oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia etc.) is essential for intervening in our own daily thoughts and actions, as well as the institutions we work in. Learning about the multiple ways we are positioned in this context is a significant step in creating social change.
Feb
Wed
11

Anti-oppression

Indigenous Voices event with Sheelah McLean
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY 102

This session will draw from anti-racist anti-oppressive theories in order to build transformative educational praxis. Through presentation, examples, and discussion, participants will explore how to apply anti-racist anti-oppressive theory to their everyday lives as educators and community members.

Feb
Tue
24

We Are All Treaty People

Indigenous Voices event with Lyndon Linklater
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

MURRAY 102

In response to a commonly expressed interest learning about treaties, In this gathering, participants will learn about relationships between Indigenous peoples and the land, and the worldview that supports these relationships.  This gathering is preceded by an online learning module, which reveals the historical progression from first contact to current treaty issues.

NOTE: There is an online learning module that accompanies this gathering.  Participants will be given access to the module two weeks in advance of the gathering.

Mar
Thu
12

Honouring Agreements

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

Treaty promises, land claims and rights have been in dispute between Aboriginal peoples and the government since soon after the newcomers arrived. In this gathering, participants will learn the degree to which agreements have been enforced and explore, specifically, how broken promises have affected Aboriginal students and communities.
Mar
Tue
31

Foundations of Transformative Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with Karla Williamson
9:00 AM to 4:02 PM

Grad Student Association Commons, Emmanuel and St. Chad

In this gathering, participants will be engaged in learning activities focused on the assumptions and qualities of transformative pedagogies for teaching, learning and living. In particular, this session will focus on decolonizing and Indigenous pedagogies that honor and engage multiple ways of knowing.  Participants will depart this gathering having identified potential sites for transformative practice and with an understanding of the skills and attributes to effectively engage in transformative pedagogies (e.g., curriculum integration, relationship-building, risk-taking, etc.)
Apr
Thu
9

Indigenous Classroom-based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

TBA

This gathering will be focused on effective anti-oppressive and culturally responsive curriculum development, teaching, and assessment practices. This gathering is being hosted in collaboration with SIAST.
Apr
Wed
22

Community-based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Station 20 West Classroom

In this gathering participants will come to understand the strengths and limitations of community-based teaching and learning, through personal experience. This gathering is being hosted in collaboration with the University of Saskatchewan Outreach and Engagement Office, and will take place in the classroom space at Station 20 West, and in the community.
May
Fri
1

Aboriginal Community-Based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with Valerie Arnault-Pelletier & Holly Graham-Marrs & Vivian Ramsden
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

MURRAY G3

Rural, northern Aboriginal and First Nation communities in Saskatchewan have diverse social, geographic and economic characteristics where communities are tied to the land by historical and cultural traditions. Disparity exists between urban and rural areas in basic infrastructure (physical, human, organization and administrative structures), communication networks and available community capacity. Navigating and building respectful relationships within this context requires knowledge and understanding of the holistic and cultural diversity that exists within these communities. Urban oriented engagement strategies tend not to easily transfer to address specific community based needs in rural, northern Aboriginal and First Nation communities. In this gathering participants will come to understand effective practices to engage in local protocols, negotiating research agreements, and establishing mutually beneficial relationships.
May
Fri
15

Indigneous Land-Based Pedagogies

Indigenous Voices event with TBA
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

TBA

In this gathering participants will come to understand the strengths and limitations of land-based teaching and learning, through personal experience.