Gladys Project Workshop
Brandon Peters, Amanda Anderson, & Cheryl CarlsonHSS - Room 11
Gladys Chapman, a student at the Kamloops Indian Residential School, died of tuberculosis at the age of 12. The spirit of Gladys is at the heart of this workshop that provides a cross-curricular module of lessons for teachers who want more ideas to help meet the ministry mandate of infusing Aboriginal content and perspectives at the secondary level. Like the intermediate module, participants will have the opportunity to engage with the activities and speak with the module developers.
Brandon Peters is an Indigenous educator with the Vancouver School Board. Brandon comes from the traditional territory of the ɬaʔamɩn people, the area colonially known as Powell River (qathet) region. Brandon also serves on the legislative assembly for ɬaʔamɩn Nation. Brandon works with the BCTF in several capacities, on Internal Mediation Service, as a workshop facilitator, and sat on the Aboriginal Education Advisory Committee. Brandon also works with educators province-wide and continues to offer his opinions on Indigenous matters, issues and education. čɛčɛhəθɛč (I thank you)
Amanda Anderson is a member of the Awahoo tribe of the Laichwiltach First Nation. Her traditional name is Wolthkeenehgah, which means Miracle Child of the Falls. This name comes from the Danaxda’xw First Nation and belonged to her late grandmother Elizabeth Quocksister (nee Glendale). She is of mixed ancestry; Laichwiltach and Danaxda’xw on her mom’s side, Anishinaabe, Swedish, and French on her dad’s side.
She grew up primarily in Surrey and she has been a teacher for 18 years, most of which she taught in First Nations schools in various communities across BC. She enjoys sharing her cultural knowledge and teachings.
Cheryl is a primary teacher with the Fraser Cascade School District. Cheryl grew up in Hope and, after graduating, moved to Kitimat where she taught at Northwest Community College for almost 20 years. She is currently the District Aboriginal Contact, The Indigenous Department Head for Silver Creek Elementary School and is also the Co-Conference Chair for the Aboriginal PSA.