walkingtogether

Walking Together to Support FNMI Student Success

3 Session Webinar Series with Carla Badger


This series of three archived webinars supports exploration and implementation of the digital resource Walking Together and is intended to promote further dialogue and deepen understanding of three concepts within the resource as a model for how it might be used in staff meetings, PLCs or for individual learning to enhance your awareness and knowledge of FNMI culture and perspectives. The many FNMI Elders and community members who shared their knowledge, experiences and wisdom in the creation of the Walking Together resource did so with the intent to enhance the education of their children, grandchildren and of all other children.
Carla Badger shares from her unique perspective as a First Nation woman and also one of the resource contributors/creators, insights into both content and process for using this digital resource in your classroom.

What is an Archived Webinar? How can it support my learning?

Webinars can be recorded for use as an archived learning opportunity available for access at any time and from any place. These PD Resources including archived webinars and supporting materials are intended for self study and professional learning communities (PLC).
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Goodstriker quote.PNGSession 1: FNMI Worldviews Click here to playback the recorded webinar

Who are the FNMI People? Why do we use the term FNMI and not the terms Aboriginal or Native? What is the FNMI Worldview? How can this knowledge be infused into teaching practice for the benefit of all learners in your school/classroom context? Using the digital resource Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum from Alberta Education and this archived webinar, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss the answers to these very important questions as you define and explore FNMI worldview, explore the importance of following community protocol, and broaden your understanding of what contributes to worldview.

Handouts and Resources:

Session 1 FNMI Worldview Presenter's Slides Worldviews Webinar Apr18 2012W.pptx
Significance of Landscape, Place and Identity Dwayne Donald discusses how the landscape creates a sense of place and identity (video clip 9:17) and the role it plays in FNMI worldview.


Indigenous Pedagogy.pngSession 2: Indigenous Pedagogy Click here to playback the recorded webinar

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) Peoples have been using holistic, tried and true approaches to education for generations. How would the use of these strategies and approaches benefit all students in your school/classroom? As you view this archived webinar and walk through sections of the digital resource Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum from Alberta Education, you will explore how to enhance learning and promote success for all students while addressing the learning needs of FNMI students.

Handouts and Resources:


Session 2 Indigenous Pedagogy Presenter's Slides Indigenous Pedagogy Apr25W.pptx
8 Aboriginal Ways of Learning This research study and resulting wiki is based on work in Australia but has strong connections with FNMI ways of knowing


Session 3: We are All Treaty People Click here to playback the recorded webinar


treatypeople.pngHow is every citizen in Alberta involved in a treaty? Those First Nations in Alberta who signed treaties did so "nation to nation," which involves and implicates all Canadian citizens to this day. The digital resource Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum from Alberta Education provides information from First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) individuals who speak about treaties and rights from their perspectives and experiences. They address timely questions such as: Who are the treaty people? Why do these treaties still exist? Who are Métis people today and how do they fit in? In viewing this recorded webinar, you will have the opportunity to explore and discuss these questions and decide what role we can play in honouring our treaties.

Handouts and Resources:


Session 3 We are All Treaty People Presenter's Slides Webinar Ab rights May 1W.pptx

Assembly of First Nations: A Declaration of First Nations

Citizenship and Treaties: An Indigenous Perspective Dwayne Donald discusses how the First Nations entering into treaties with the Europeans regarded their relationship. Video Clip: 4:47 min

For more first person stories on treaties, visit this link and navigate from the Beginning Together section past the Classroom Discussion slide to explore the three First Nations, Métis and Inuit tabsj on the Treaty Map. Under each tab is a video or videos with Elders sharing the both traditional and contemporary understandings of treaties: intents and implications.








ABOUT THE FACILITATOR carlabadger.jpg
Carla Badger is from the Sucker Creek First Nation and is currently seconded with Alberta Education in the Cross Curriculum Infusion branch as an FNMI Perspectives Curriculum Manager. For many years Carla taught in the High Prairie School Division, working closely with many FNMI students. She is very excited to share with you her knowledge of Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum.

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