Decolonizing or Indigenizing: Which is It?

Many educators are grappling with their role to decolonize and indigenize the curriculum.  This isn't always intuitive or comfortable.  In this workshop Tess and Frances hope to make it more comfortable and feel doable.  We will share a project we worked on over the last year to decolonize one piece of their curriculum.  We will share our process with you as well as our results. You will leave this workshop with the story of how we approached decolonization as well as resources specific to BC's colonization story .  This includes copies of HBC journal's from Fort Alexandria, a letter written in the late 1800's pleading the case of the Williams Lake First Nation and how we aim to use these with our students.


2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

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  • SD 27 (Cariboo-Chilcotin), EEPSA
    Frances McCoubrey

    Both presenters teach Grade 7 at Columneetza Secondary School in Williams Lake, BC.  They are both committed to creating learning experiences for students that are equitable where possible, are tied to place and engaging.

  • Tess Riley