CIEM - Indigenous Literature in the Classroom

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Council for Indigenous Education in Manitoba (CIEM)

Conference Title:
Indigenous Literature in the Classroom

Location: Viscount Gort Hotel, 1670 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

Date: October 21, 2022

Program
09:00 am - 09:30 am - Arrival, Optional Smudge, Registration, and Resource Fair
09:30 am - 09:45 am - Welcome and Opening Prayer
09:45 am - 11:45 am - Keynote Presentations
11:45 am - 12:00 pm - Break
12:00 pm - 01:00 pm - Lunch and AGM
01:00 pm - 01:30 pm - Networking Time and Resource Fair
01:30 pm - 02:30 pm - Afternoon Sessions
02:30 pm - 03:15 pm - Closing and Door Prize Draws

Membership and Conference Fees
CIEM Conference Fee (includes lunch) ..................................$100
CIEM Conference and Membership Fee (includes lunch) ...$100 Early Bird (until Sep 30) ......$120 Regular (After Sep 30)

Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be issued after September 30, 2022.

Walks-ins are welcome, until we reach our maximum allowed capacity of 250 people. Thank you for understanding.

If you need Conference or Registration Information, please send message to: ciemwpg@gmail.com

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Sessions - 9:30 AM-10:30 AM

FULL - A02 - Indigenous Astronomy

Attendees will participate in a portable planetarium session, viewing the night sky through an Indigenous lens. Constellations and other sky objects will be related through a Cree Perspective.



Presenter: Wilfred Buck

Location: Ballroom C, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 9:30 AM-11:45 AM

A01 - Keynote Presentations - Tasha Spillett and Michael Redhead Champagne



Tasha Spillett is an Indigenous Educator in Winnipeg, currently teaching in the Department of Natives Studies at the University of Manitoba, and in the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg. Tasha has a Masters degree in Indigenous Land-Based Education from the University of Saskatchewan. In her work as an educator, Tasha makes every effort to infuse her cultural knowledge into her teaching philosophy and practice to support the positive cultural identities of Indigenous students and to strengthen relationships between all communities.



Michael Redhead Champagne inspires every time he speaks to an audience or brings his pen to the page. An Ininew public speaker, writer, community advocate and onscreen personality, his storytelling connects communities across North America and around the world. Michael’s commitment to action and solutions comes from his experiences growing up in Winnipeg’s North End, his identity as a member of Shamattawa First Nation and his connection to the child welfare system. He aims to walk his talk, revolutionize harmful systems and ensure those with lived experience design, deliver and evaluate any initiative that affects them.

Presenters: Tasha Spillett and Michael Redhead Champagne

Location: Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 9:00 am - 11:45 am

Participant Max: 250

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 10:30 AM-11:30 AM

FULL - A03 - Indigenous Astronomy

Attendees will participate in a portable planetarium session, viewing the night sky through an Indigenous lens. Constellations and other sky objects will be related through a Cree Perspective.



Presenter: Wilfred Buck

Location: Ballroom C, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


Sessions - 1:30 PM-2:30 PM

FULL - P02 - Indigenous Astronomy

Attendees will participate in a portable planetarium session, viewing the night sky through an Indigenous lens. Constellations and other sky objects will be related through a Cree Perspective.



Presenter: Wilfred Buck

Location: Ballroom C, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


P03 - IPAC Giant Floor Map

Welcome to the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map. The IPAC Map is a wonderful resource that will assist you and your students in understanding the past, present and future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada as viewed from an Indigenous Perspective. Walk with us as we step on to the map and take away a variety of resources, tools, and lesson ideas for authentic and meaningful learning.





Presenters: Leanne Smith and Chris Eccles

Location: Viscount Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 50

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - P04 - Resilience: Indigenous Art Cards

Get acquainted with the Resilience: 50 Indigenous Art Cards & Teaching Guide featuring the artwork of 50 Indigenous women artists, alongside one of the toolkit’s developers. It’s an easy-to-use, bilingual, full colour boxed set designed to assist educators from kindergarten to grade 12 to integrate Indigenous themes, knowledge, history and contemporary realities into the classroom. A quick overview of the toolkit’s content and some how-to tips will leave you motivated and equipped to use visual art to inspire multidisciplinary lesson plans which spark awareness, discussion, critical thinking and self-reflection.



Presenter: Yvette Cenerini

Location: Windsor Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


P05 - Incorporating Indigenous Perspectives with EAL/Newcomer Learners (3 spots remaining)

This presentation focuses on simple ways/tips to incorporate Indigenous Perspective with EAL learners as well as a focus on introducing Indigenous Culture to newcomers through the Social Studies curriculum.



Presenter: Analee Pangan

Location: Regal Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 20

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - P06 - Introduction to Land-Based Learning: The Thirteen Moons

In this workshop, educators will learn an introduction to Indigenous teachings of the land, water, and celestial beings through a land-based learning lens. Through the Thirteen Moons, educators will explore how the land changes through the seasons, and what teachings we can take away from each changing moon. There are many ways in which we can learn about, from, and on the land. The land is our primary text and one that should be considered as a great teacher in schools. Teachings on the Thirteen Moons, interconnectedness, sustainability, and identity will be presented. Participants will learn activities, lesson plans, and ideas that they may use in their learning spaces. Teachings presented in this workshop come from Anishinaabe and Red River Metis cultures. Applications and curriculum connections to the Manitoba curriculum will be shared.

Presenter: Marika Schalla Waabishkaanakwadikwe (White Cloud Woman), BSc, BEd, PBDE Indigenous Knowledges (2023)

Location: Governor's Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


P07 - Piikishkwaytaak li Michif

Participants will be introduced to a variety of languages spoken by the Metis people, as well as the Michif language. Participants will be able to differentiate the dialects of Michif and will be participating in learning activities to begin speaking and understanding Michif.



Presenter: John Sobkovich

Location: Kensington Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 30

Suitable for: All Educators


P08 - Ode Zhigo Ode (Heart to Heart)

Impacting youth relationships through Indigenous identity, teachings, and ways of knowing.



Presenters: Richelle Ready, Sara McIvor-Prouty, Lionel Houston

Location: Ballroom A/B, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 70

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - P09 - The Métis Sash

In this workshop you will learn the history of the Métis Sash, the many uses, and the meaning of the different colours. You will learn the traditional method of finger weaving and weaving on an Inkle loom.



Presenter: Teresa Byrne

Location: Hanover Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 20

Suitable for: All Educators


FULL - P10 - Indigenous Literature in the Classroom; A Tool for Cross Curricular Success

What is Indigenous Literature and how can it be utilized to address the 94 Calls to Action in the classroom? By briefly overviewing past and present works of literature, the session will look at examples of successful lessons in several subject areas that use an Indigenous perspective as their focus. By including works from First Nation, Inuit and Metis authors into their practice, teachers can reach all learners and build capacity while also giving voice to alternative worldviews.



Presenter: Arielle Garand

Location: York Room, Viscount Gort Hotel

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Participant Max: 20

Suitable for: All Educators