Learning Together, Sharing Metis Culture
Date(s) - Jul 27, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Métis Nation British Columbia Ministry of Education presents a workshop in understanding, identifying, and supporting Métis children and culture in early years programming. Through an interactive workshop, facilitators will share information on Métis history and culture in Canada. Understanding who Métis are, and ways individuals can connect. Through cultural resources, facilitators will demonstrate how to incorporate cultural items into early years programs and activities, to ensure children learn more about the Métis culture. Métis children and families will begin to see themselves reflected in the programming provided within their community. Throughout the workshop participants and facilitators will encompass and reflect on the Métis core values while engaging in an interactive workshop that focuses on relationships, connectivity and collaboration of knowledge and learning.
- Well-being and Belonging
- Others, Materials and the World
- Communication and Literacies
- Identities, Social Responsibility and Diversity
- Explore how we can bring Metis culture into our programs through art and cultural items.
- Consider how to share knowledge appropriately.
- Introduce a brief history of the Metis in Canada and talk about Canada’s history of colonialism, as mentioned in the ELF.
- Learn how to bring Metis culture into our programs will help all children feel more comfortable and share a feeling of belonging.
- Cultural Safety
- Professional Ethics & Practice
- Service Partnership: Vancouver Early Years Partnership
- Service System: CCRR
Suitable for students, intermediate early care and learning professionals working with children of all ages, from infants/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.
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Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Pawandeep Mann & Tammy Levesque-Holyk
Pawandeep has worked with children and families in the Early Childhood Education field for 12 years. She has worked in a variety of Child Care programs, in daycare, preschool and junior kindergarten. Her interest in Métis culture grew from her youth when she experienced Fort Langley which led her to a Bachelor of Arts in English and History. She has experience facilitating Good Beginnings and working with families and Child Care programs in her outreach position at CCRR. She is an ally of the Metis Nation and is wanting to help share knowledge that has been passed to her about incorporating Metis culture into the early years classroom. Tammy is the Metis Child Care Coordinator for the North Central/Northwest Region of B.C. She brings an Indigenous lens to her work. She has been in the field of Early Years for over 25 years. Tammy has had the pleasure of being a Strong Start Educator for the past 14 years in 100 Mile House and a Family Literacy Coordinator for a non-profit literacy group CCPL (Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy). Tammy has also worked several years as a consultant within the CCRR program in her community. She has experience working in Indigenous Early Years programs within the Kamloops regions, implementing and supporting programs that were respectful and shared Indigenous culture.
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