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Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Weeks 4 & 5

2.5 During these weeks, I found myself more open to Indigenous ways of understanding than ever before. As we were learning in our seminars, I took bits and pieces of information that were brand new to me and it helped me challenge my privilege. For example, during one of the seminars, we were asked to… Continue reading Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Weeks 4 & 5 Continue reading

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Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 3

3 We had a field trip to Fort Qu’Appelle and Lebret. I was both excited and nervous for this field trip because I knew it was going to bring a wealth of knowledge and wisdom. But I also knew it was going to be very raw. We were going to be in the exact same… Continue reading Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 3 Continue reading

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Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 2

3.5 The complexities of naming is what we started with this week. I had never realized how important language really is to ones identity. It is easy for one to ignore something if it does not affect them personally. Learning that people do care about the language I use, requires me to have courage to… Continue reading Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 2 Continue reading

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Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 1

3 We opened this week with an ice breaker. Sheena had all of us sit in a circle and share who we think we are and where we are from. The plot twist of it was that each individual has to reiterate what the previous person(s) stated about themselves first. This required careful listening. But… Continue reading Living Treaties as kihci-asotamâtowin – Week 1 Continue reading

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Learning Summary

By clicking this link, you will be able to hear a brief summary of some of the things I have learned and been challenged by during my studies in ECS 210. I enjoyed this class very much, as it reminds me to always look at the world from different perspectives and to consistently reflect on… Continue reading Learning Summary Continue reading

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Reading the World – “Christian” Lens

a) How has your upbringing/schooling shaped how you you “read the world?” What biases and lenses do you bring to the classroom? How might we unlearn / work against these biases? I grew up in a fairly conservative Christian home. The Bible is viewed as a manual on how to live, not just some story… Continue reading Reading the World – “Christian” Lens Continue reading

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“Mathematics is everywhere, everywhere there is mathematics.” – Gale Russell

At the beginning of the reading, Leroy Little Bear (2000) states that colonialism “tries to maintain a singular social order by means of force and law, suppressing the diversity of human worldviews. … Typically, this proposition creates oppression and discrimination” (p. 77). Think back on your experiences of the teaching and learning of mathematics —… Continue reading “Mathematics is everywhere, everywhere there is mathematics.” – Gale Russell Continue reading

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Citizenship

What examples of citizenship education do you remember from your K-12 schooling?  My k-12 schooling was over 15 years ago, so it is a little bit difficult for me to remember exact moments where citizenship was promoted. But, I suppose overall we were taught a lot about how to be personally responsible and participatory citizens.… Continue reading Citizenship Continue reading

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Treaty Education

The purpose of teaching Treaty Education is so that everyone, but particularly settlers of this land, understand what it means to be part of the treaties between the First Nations, Metis and Inuit of Canada. To understand and see the benefits and privileges we have received by being treaty settlers. Some of these benefits include:… Continue reading Treaty Education Continue reading

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Learning from the Mushkegowuk

List some of the ways that you see reinhabitation and decolonization happening throughout the narrative.   One thing in particular that really stood out to me was when the elders were discussing the lives of previous family members who were buried along the river. This is a way for their lives to continue through the… Continue reading Learning from the Mushkegowuk Continue reading

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