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Fri, May 24


Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Grande

Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation - Grande Prairie Gathering

The Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation team will be hosting three gatherings across the province to share newly developed workshops and resources. These gatherings will support the Indigenous-focused competencies and indicators in the new professional practice standards.

Education for Reconciliation - Grande Prairie Gathering
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Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation - Grande Prairie Gathering
Walking Together: Education for Reconciliation - Grande Prairie Gathering

Time & Location

May 24, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre Grande, 11633 100 St, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 3Y4, Canada

About the event

The following professional development workshops will be facilitated:

Our Shared History, Our Shared Future: A Brief Introduction to Treaties

This introductory workshop will explore historical and contemporary information and resources relating to numbered treaties within Alberta. Educators will build their understanding of the acknowledgment of land and people, as well as our shared responsibilities to the land and each other. Participants will engage in dialogue and reflect on their professional learning in order to build capacity in treaty education.

Indigenous Education Resources: Where do I start?

This session will support educators in using resources that accurately reflect and demonstrate the strength and diversity of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. You will learn about culturally responsive resources to increase your capacity in foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis, and Inuit. In addition, you will leave with tools to critically review First Nations, Métis, and Inuit resources for classroom and professional use.

Full Circle: Understanding Social Implications of Indigenous Realities

This workshop will examine core causes of intergenerational trauma, challenge common myths and misconceptions, as well as explore activities to foster effective relationships with First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students, families and community. Participants will explore assimilation strategies that have contributed to many current realities of Indigenous students, families and community. You will gain an increased understanding of physical, mental, social and spiritual impacts, and strength-based initiatives to contribute to the advancement of the reconciliation process.

In addition, newly developed resources from the Stepping Stones series will be provided to participants, including a valuable opportunity to learn from local Elders, Knowledge Keepers and Cultural Advisors.

To register for the event, please go to to complete your registration. The agenda for the event will be e-mailed to registrants once it is finalized. There is no cost for registration and lunch will be provided. Participants are responsible for covering their own expenses to attend (travel, accommodation, release time, etc.). Inquiries regarding the event should be directed to

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