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.
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.