Truth and Reconciliation: What it Means for Non-Indigenous Early Childhood Educators
Date(s) - May 1, 2019
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Have you heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to action? The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? Do you wonder what they mean to you as your role as an early childhood educator or administrator?
In this interactive workshop participants are encouraged to engage with an open mind, ask their questions about truth and reconciliation, and join the journey of a Canada moving away from its colonial past. Together we will explore what it means to be a settler, Canada’s historical relationship with Indigenous people, where we are now, and where we can go from here. We will discuss what it looks like to practice cultural humility and leadership in reconciliation.
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604 533 4425
Maureen Black is an Indigenous ECE Cultural Advisor for the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS). Maureen is of Namgis/Scottish ancestry and she grew up in North Vancouver. In her childhood, her family spent summers travelling by boat, stopping in communities up and down the west coast. She has a Bachelor of Early Childhood Care and Education and a Business Administration Certificate for Aboriginal Learners, both from Capilano University. Maureen has worked with families and children for 30 years; including the last six years where she was able to focus on Indigenous families. Her family teachings, being able to connect with her culture, and learn from Elders have strengthened her passion for enriching learning environments that are inclusive of Indigenous ways of knowing. BCACCS Child Care Advisors are a part of the Child Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) program and visit childcare providers and Aboriginal centres across the province providing support through training, advocacy, and resource sharing.