Tan’si! Tawnshi! Aaniin! Hau! Aba Washded! Hello!**
#TreatyEdCamp is back for a fourth year! Help us spread the word about this important professional development opportunity coming up at the University of Regina, in the Faculty of Education, on Saturday, October 13th from 8:30 – 4:30pm (register here). There is also a pre-conference happening on Friday, October 12th from 5:00 – 6:30 pm where we will hear from our first keynote speaker and then debrief at a local establishment to continue the conversation afterwards (register here).
This free event is open to teachers, pre-service teachers, faculty, and the general public – anyone who is interested in learning more about the legacy of residential schools, Treaty Education, and the historical and contemporary implications of Treaty. We are very excited to be hosting two incredible keynote speakers this year: Winnipeg-based comedian Ryan McMahon (Friday night) and two-spirit Nēhiyaw (Cree) writer and student Erica Violet Lee (Saturday).
We also have an incredible lineup of presenters who will be discussing a variety of topics, including:
- Indigenizing Teaching
- Smudging in Schools
- Creating ‘Nation Builders’ in Our Schools
- Treaty Education in the Math Classroom
- Treaty Education in the Elementary Classroom
- Regina Indian Industrial School Site and RIIS Commemorative Fight for Heritage Status
- Treaty 4 Project (English and French presentations)
- French Indigenous Children’s Literature
Additionally, we are offering a stream of anti-oppressive sessions this year, including:
- Introduction to Positive Space Workshop (UR Pride)
- Introduction to Sex and Gender Workshop (UR Pride)
- Creating Inclusive Classroom Spaces (Fyrefly)
- Fyrefly Youth Panel Discussion
- Anti-Oppressive Approaches in English Language Arts
This year, we will begin the day on Saturday with men’s and women’s pipe ceremonies beginning at 7 am for anyone who would like to attend. As well, this year’s event will include a showcase area with resources available for purchase as well as samples of student work related to Treaty Education. The new teacher store, Inspiring Young Minds to Learn, will be selling resources including Treaty maps, children’s books, posters, teacher guides, bulletin board sets, web resources, and more.
Everyone will leave this event with new resources, a better understanding of Treaty Education in practice, a network of people to rely on for support, and a greater understanding of the significance of Treaty to our work as educators and to the process of reconciliation.
We hope you will consider attending the fourth annual #TreatyEdCamp. As well, if you are interested in volunteering, please fill out the volunteer sign-up form. Spread the word, and be sure to register at the links above!
Thanks so much. kininaskomitin.
The #TreatyEdCamp Committee
#TreatyEdCamp recognizes the Treaty 4 territory on which this event is located, as well as Treaty 6 territory where the U of R also offers programs, and we wish to acknowledge the Cree, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota peoples of Treaty 4 territory as well as the four historically Métis communities in this region – Lebret, Fort Qu’Appelle, Willow Bunch, and Lestock.
** In the spirit of reconciliation, we are working towards being inclusive of Indigenous languages, but we are still learning! We would love your input (or your corrections!) and understand the importance of being in relation with each other as we try to find the right words.