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North Okanagan-Shuswap School District No. 83
November 13, 2018
Indigenous Education Department is honored to present Author and Change-Maker Monique Gray Smith
“Belief in the Strength and Resiliency of Indigenous People Worldwide”
Profile: Monique Gray Smith
Monique Gray Smith is of Cree, Lakota, and Scottish descent. She is an award-winning, best selling author and sought after consultant. Monique’s strong understanding of education has led her to work as the Executive Director for Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC, the National Aboriginal Advisor for Roots of Empathy. Her leadership in the field of Indigenous Education led her to create a resource called The Ripple Effect of Resiliency: Strategies for Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children. Monique has been sober and involved in her healing journey for over 27 years and is well known for her storytelling, spirit of generosity and focus on resilience.
Workshop 1– 8:30 am-11:30am
Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families
This engaging and inspiring workshop will provide a unique lens into the importance of focusing on resiliency in our work with Indigenous children and families. We will explore resiliency from an Indigenous perspective and you will develop an understanding of and how to weave the 4 Blankets of Resiliency: Strong sense of self; family; community; culture, language and connection to the land into your work with children and families.
Workshop 2– 12:30-3:00pm
Speaking our Truth: A Journey of Reconciliation
Are you looking for ways to weave Truth and Reconciliation into your class and/or school? Are you feeling like you could use support and strategies on weaving the new curriculum into your class? Looking for ways to teach the history of Residential Schools and their current and historic impacts? Then check out this dynamic workshop with Monique Gray Smith.
November 13, 2018
Ministry Designated Pro-D Day
Please register for one or both of these
SD83 staff please register on the in-service calendar