Soup & Bannock Lunch & Learn - Dr Beth McLin, Keomi Vance, Amanda Wynn

Feb
11
When: Tuesday, Feb 11, 2020, 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Shq'apthut, building 170


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This speaker’s series is held by Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement at Vancouver Island University and sponsored by various VIU departments. These talks are Tuesday over the lunch hour once a month in Shq’apthut – A Gathering Place and provide the opportunity for students, staff, faculty and community to expand their experience and awareness in current Indigenous topics and various aspects of Aboriginal Ways of Being and Knowing.

"Sowing Seeds in an Imperfect World: The art of doing something" with Dr Beth McLin

At times, the challenges faced by the people of earth can seem overwhelming. So very many issues and far too much resistance toward uniting to work on addressing the challenges. It can become overwhelming and leave one feeling powerless; unable to make any difference. Yet, each of us possesses the ability to sow seeds of change from right where we are. Today, we will talk about doing something.

"Sharing Perspective: gaining insight into faculty's feelings around indigenization" with Keomi Vance & Amanda Wynn

Indigenization is a topic shrouded in confusion. In our study we approached it as a verb: as a process that is ongoing and active. We found there was a lot of uncertainty around the term and what indigenization should or could look like in the classroom. In our past research we asked faculty at VIU how they felt about implementing indigenization into their classrooms, and what their experiences with indigenization had been. Our research highlighted the gap between the faculties perspectives and feelings, and barriers in incorporating a difficult topic in a sensitive and inclusive way.


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