Indigenizing SocialStudies: One TeachingStoryStarleigh Grass
About meTsilhqot’inStone CanoeMA UBC OkanaganMinor obsession with integrating Aboriginalcurriculum and pedagogy in Canadia...
MethodologyEn’owkinwixOne story (principles, activities,essential elements)Opportunities to collaborate and build upon wha...
TeachingSD23, SD22SD74 – Lillooet, DART, LyttonLiteracy coach - NVITEFP12 support, EFP10/11 CurriculumDevelopmentSupportin...
WritingTwinkle’s Happy PlaceiLit Strength and StruggleiLit Rattling the StageiLit Digital CollectionTRC Unit on Residentia...
About youTeachingLearningCommunity
DecolonizationColonialism: economic, social, political, religious,intellectual dominance and control of one groupover anot...
The questionWe learn about all these othercultures, but nothing aboutSt’at’imc culture. We’re onSt’at’imc territory. I don...
What would youdo?
Existing structures
The Power of PlaceHow can we integrate St’at’imc Knowledge andCulture into Lillooet Area K-12 Schools?SPARC BCCommunity/st...
Enhancement AgreementElders TeasCelebrating our SuccessFNSWMoneyData
First Peoples Principles of       Learning (selected) Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family,...
What would youdo?
What are theexisting structuresin your district?
Step 1: ContentStories via storytellersPictographs/Petroglyphs/Culturally modified treesTechnology – hunting, fishing, clo...
Step 2: FormStoryPlaceRelationalExperientialHigh expectationsContinuityDistinct
Step 3: Team!AdminFNSWLanguage and culture teacherEldersHydro guest
Step 4: Roles,responsibilities, scheduleScheduleBooking eldersHonoraria formsGreeting eldersSupervising podsBooking bus/fi...
Step 5: AssessmentExisting poster presentation rubricCommunity interaction self-assessmentFinal product – reflection and p...
Implementation!JigsawsStorytelling circlesHydro presentation with mappingPictograph field trip with community guideCelebra...
How do youdecide whether ornot it went well?
Essential elements
Administrative supportTime (admin’s time)Time (additional staff for planning andsupervision)MoneyTime (student time to go ...
Existing community       relationshipsElders TeasCommunity dinnersFNSWCulture and Language TeacherCommunity events – IILG,...
Existing relationshipsbetween your school andExisting?          communityOpportunities to build?Events?
Print resourcesThe Lil’wat World of Charlie MackLillooet StoriesUSLCESBC Forestry HandbookLibrary/bookroomThe Internet
Print resources in your         area?
Commitment - EAAdministratorsStaffCommunityStudentsClassroom teacher
IMAGINE!
Support?
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  1. 1. Indigenizing SocialStudies: One TeachingStoryStarleigh Grass
  2. 2. About meTsilhqot’inStone CanoeMA UBC OkanaganMinor obsession with integrating Aboriginalcurriculum and pedagogy in CanadianclassroomsStickgame queen, handdrummer, community
  3. 3. MethodologyEn’owkinwixOne story (principles, activities,essential elements)Opportunities to collaborate and build upon whatalready exists
  4. 4. TeachingSD23, SD22SD74 – Lillooet, DART, LyttonLiteracy coach - NVITEFP12 support, EFP10/11 CurriculumDevelopmentSupporting Dr. Leyton Schnellert with UBCOSTEP, Post BacBCTELA, FNESC
  5. 5. WritingTwinkle’s Happy PlaceiLit Strength and StruggleiLit Rattling the StageiLit Digital CollectionTRC Unit on Residential SchoolsIt’s all about thinking (Chapter 6)
  6. 6. About youTeachingLearningCommunity
  7. 7. DecolonizationColonialism: economic, social, political, religious,intellectual dominance and control of one groupover anotherDecolonization: the revitalization and restorationof Indigenous sovereigntyIndigenization: the revitalization and restorationof Indigenous thought in all aspects ofeducational institutions
  8. 8. The questionWe learn about all these othercultures, but nothing aboutSt’at’imc culture. We’re onSt’at’imc territory. I don’t get it.Why aren’t we doing anything onSt’at’imc culture?
  9. 9. What would youdo?
  10. 10. Existing structures
  11. 11. The Power of PlaceHow can we integrate St’at’imc Knowledge andCulture into Lillooet Area K-12 Schools?SPARC BCCommunity/staff/researcher collaborationidentifying community knowledge, curricularconnections, necessary structuresTeacher toolkit
  12. 12. Enhancement AgreementElders TeasCelebrating our SuccessFNSWMoneyData
  13. 13. First Peoples Principles of Learning (selected) Learning ultimately supports the well-being of the self, the family, the community, the land, the spirits, and the ancestors Learning is holistic, reflexive, experiential, and relational Learning is embedded in memory, history, and story Learning involves generational roles and responsibilities
  14. 14. What would youdo?
  15. 15. What are theexisting structuresin your district?
  16. 16. Step 1: ContentStories via storytellersPictographs/Petroglyphs/Culturally modified treesTechnology – hunting, fishing, clothesStories – selected based on PLOs
  17. 17. Step 2: FormStoryPlaceRelationalExperientialHigh expectationsContinuityDistinct
  18. 18. Step 3: Team!AdminFNSWLanguage and culture teacherEldersHydro guest
  19. 19. Step 4: Roles,responsibilities, scheduleScheduleBooking eldersHonoraria formsGreeting eldersSupervising podsBooking bus/field trip forms
  20. 20. Step 5: AssessmentExisting poster presentation rubricCommunity interaction self-assessmentFinal product – reflection and presentation
  21. 21. Implementation!JigsawsStorytelling circlesHydro presentation with mappingPictograph field trip with community guideCelebration/sharing/bannock!
  22. 22. How do youdecide whether ornot it went well?
  23. 23. Essential elements
  24. 24. Administrative supportTime (admin’s time)Time (additional staff for planning andsupervision)MoneyTime (student time to go on field trip)
  25. 25. Existing community relationshipsElders TeasCommunity dinnersFNSWCulture and Language TeacherCommunity events – IILG, St’at’imc DeclarationMyself
  26. 26. Existing relationshipsbetween your school andExisting? communityOpportunities to build?Events?
  27. 27. Print resourcesThe Lil’wat World of Charlie MackLillooet StoriesUSLCESBC Forestry HandbookLibrary/bookroomThe Internet
  28. 28. Print resources in your area?
  29. 29. Commitment - EAAdministratorsStaffCommunityStudentsClassroom teacher
  30. 30. IMAGINE!
  31. 31. Support?

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