Truth and Reconciliation: What It Means For Non-Indigenous ECE Workers
Date(s) - Apr 28, 2018
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Have you heard about the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action or the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples? Do you wonder what they mean to you, in your role as an early childhood educator or administrator? In this interactive workshop participants are encouraged to engage with an open mind and their questions about truth and reconciliation, to 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, leadership in reconciliation, and build a safe space for Indigenous children and families in your program.
• Explore Canada’s historical relationship with Indigenous people.
• Discuss what it looks like to practice cultural humility and leadership in reconciliation.
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Early Care and Education
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for parents, students, adult instructors/administrators, novice, intermediate and experienced early learning child care professionals working with children of any age from infant/toddlers to school age children, including children with extra support needs.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
ECE $65 | FCC $50
Registration Contact Email
Registration Contact Phone Number
604-709-5661 ext. 221
Bring a bag lunch (½ hour lunch)
Kirsten Bevelander and Graham Giles
Kirsten is a Provincial Child Care Advisor for the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS). The BCACCS Child Care Advisors are a part of the CCRR program and visit child care providers and Aboriginal centers around the province providing support through training, advocacy and sharing of resources. Kirsten has worked with children and families for over 25 years, specializing in toddler care, children with additional needs, literacy learning and Aboriginal early child development and care. She is also an instructor for the Burnaby ECE Continuing Education Program. Graham is the Researcher and Policy Analyst at the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society. Graham engages Indigenous research methodologies to inform and direct substantive change in mainstream policy regimes—where Indigenous rights and title may be expressed in contexts of early childhood, family and community supports, and in promoting Indigenous authority and capacity in social policy development more generally. With a background in interdisciplinary educational research, Graham has developed new forms of documentation of innovative practice in rural education, as well as of ethical inquiry in education. He teaches ethics and epistemology to educators at UBC and is an Adjunct Professor and Associate of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the UVIC. More important, Graham’s wife is a pedagogista and is, along with his four children, the air he breathes.
Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre