A teacher develops and applies foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students. 

Through my formal education at Werklund School of Education I have a better understanding the historical, social, economic, and political implications of treaties and agreements with First Nations; legislation and agreements negotiated with Métis; and residential schools and their legacy. While I have made it a priority in the past to choose Indigenous resources that are authentically Indigenous, I feel that I did not fully understand the role that white privilege plays when educating students. This poster that I created with my group in EDUC 430 outlines the major tenants of Indigenous pedagogy that I will use going forward in my career.

"Alisha integrated a sharing circle discussion with the students on social-emotional awareness building a stronger classroom community"
J. Hall
Field 3 Instructor

It is important to me to continue supporting student achievement by engaging in collaborative, whole school approaches to capacity building in First Nations, Métis and Inuit education, and I started to accomplish this by integrating sharing circles into my practice. I am committed to continue to highlighting Indigenous pedagogy and history in an authentic way. Intentionality will always be taken when engaging in Indigenous Teaching and Learning.