Why Culture Matters in School

Why Culture Matters in School

Each student entering our educational spaces faces some level of stress.  Healthy levels of stress keep us accountable for our actions, motivate us and inspire us to try out for school musicals.  Unfortunately, there are equally as many reasons why stress is bad....
Pow Wow Etiquette

Pow Wow Etiquette

Entering an unfamiliar world can be scary, but it is often the best way to learn.  While customs and protocols vary from nation to nation, following a few simple rules for Pow wow can set your mind at ease and let you enjoy the day. Dress Modestly—It is not...
Relationships Matter

Relationships Matter

The question that I am asked most often in my day-to-day reality is; “How do I Indigenize my classroom?” Or “How do I engage Indigenous learners?” and the answer is not as complicated as it seems.  When we talk about Indigenizing a classroom...
The 60’s Scoop

The 60’s Scoop

The “Sixties Scoop” refers to the large-scale removal of Indigenous children from their birth families by provincial governments in Canada.  While it reached its peak in the sixties, the informal policy lasted from 1951 until very recently. “It is...
Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Informed Practice

“Studies suggest that over 70 per cent of Canadians have been exposed to at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, and that nearly 1 out of 10 Canadians may develop PTSD at some point in their lives” To be trauma-informed is to understand the ways in...