Allying with Aboriginal Communities - 2013 Vibrant Community Speaker Series
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June 25th 2013 Caylie Gynra presented on "Allying with Aboriginal Communities" This was part of Urban Systems Vibrant Communities Speaker Series in Edmonton. ...
June 25th 2013 Caylie Gynra presented on "Allying with Aboriginal Communities" This was part of Urban Systems Vibrant Communities Speaker Series in Edmonton.
How can we engage with indigenous individuals in our communities? Caylie Gnyra is passionate about language and its impact on healthy, vibrant communities. While pursuing a Native Studies degree at the University of Alberta, she was inspired by a class assignment to write a series of Cree language children’s books. The Little Cree Books are written using Alberta Education’s Cree Language curricular guidelines, and are a response to the limited availability of levelled books suitable for early Cree readers. Caylie’s experience writing these books and her subsequent projects have led her to reflect on the ways that both indigenous and non-indigenous people can foster healthy relationships with First Nations communities. Drawing on academic theory as well as her own successes and failures working with indigenous communities and organizations, she will present sixteen actions that professionals can take to ally with Aboriginal community members.
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