Indigenizing Our Public Schools - Strategies for Teachers and Administrators
Keith Thor CarlsonHSS - Room 9
In this presentation Prof. Carlson discusses strategies that teachers and administrators can use as they navigate the complicated issues of decolonizing and Indigenizing public schools. This workshop is designed to assist educators to: determine key goals and benefits of decolonizing and Indigenizing our schools; identify key issues interrupting these processes; and develop a shared vocabulary to give a sense of common purpose and direction. Participants are encouraged to bring questions and concerns in the spirit of collaboration and learning.
Keith Carlson is a historian who has been working closely with the Sto:lo community since 1992. He is a professor at the University of the Fraser Valley where he holds the federally-funded Canada Research Chair in Indigenous and Community-Engaged History. He has authored or co-authored numerous books and articles. He is currently working on several book projects including one that examines the history of early Sto:lo-settler relations, and another the tells the history of the Seabird Island community through Elder's voices.