Under Indigenous Voices, the wāskamisiwin (Plains Cree for “becoming more aware”) staff and faculty development series will begin again in the fall of 2013. These seminars are open to all faculty and staff at the University of Saskatchewan. Going into its third year, the seminars are a collaborative project between the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness and the Colleges of Nursing, and Medicine. The goals of the series include generating increased awareness of the historical roots of contemporary social relations; fostering more positive and respectful relationships among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples; dissussing current events and issues; and considering the implications this history has for pedagogies being utilized within academic institutions. We hope to see you at these events!
As part of the Fall 2013 campus-wide launch, Indigenous Voices will continue the Building Our Fire Conversation Circles, which are based on the CBC’s 8thFire television series that was designed to shed light on important issues to a mainly non-indigenous audience about the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
When and where: TBD
Participants are invited to bring their lunch to the conversation circles. Visit the Conversation Circles page for more information.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the Indigenous Voices blog, where questions and issues raised during the program’s gatherings are brought into a larger discussion. New posts will be added periodically, so be sure to check back in!