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August 30th 2022 - 8:30am to August 31st 2022 - 2:30pm

Summer Télexw

Our purpose is to start the school year with good feelings and positive aspirations for our students.  To register, please visit our Eventbrite page by clicking here!

Lex̱éywa Art Activism Exhibit and St Mary’s Residential School

Tuesday, August 30th at 12:30 - 2:30
Presenter: Darlene MacDonald
Maximum 40 participants
Experience the Lex̱éywa Art Activism Exhibit, then engage in an activity that could be duplicated with your students in the future. After, drive up together to visit the original St Mary’s Residential School Site to connect Beatrice Silver’s stories with place. Elder Beatrice Silver may participate in this activity depending on availability. Begin at the Mamele’awt Indigenous Centre and then travel to the Fraser River Heritage Park (7494 Mary St, Mission) via personal vehicles.

St. Mary’s Residential School Tour with Sonny McHalsie

Tuesday, August 30th at 8:30 - 11:30
Presenters: Sonny McHalsie & Darlene MacDonald
Maximum 40 participants
This session has a $30 fee.
Arrive at former St Mary’s Residential School (34110 Lougheed Hwy) and learn through a guided tour with Local Knowledge Keeper, Naxaxalhts'i, Sonny McHalsie. Naxaxalhts'i will be sharing about the history of the former Residential School, Teachers and Children. Understanding the true history of our territory supports personal actions in Truth and Reconciliation. Meet at the Former St. Mary’s Residential School (34110 Lougheed Hwy)- Take Lougheed Hwy, Turn Left onto Norrish Way (just before Manson St). Meet outside the chapel.

Indigenous 101 – Sharing Food, Language, and Art

Tuesday, August 31st at 12:30 - 2:30
Presenters: Allison Gardner & Chris Kelly
Maximum 40 participants
When looking at your own understanding about Indigenous People in Canada, are you comfortable with defining Indigenous, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit? Together we will discuss the language we use, similarities and differences, and learn about Indigenous Culture through sharing food, language and art.

Unveiling Resources – Indigenous Education

Wednesday, August 31st at 8:30 - 11:30
Presenters: Allison Gardner, Loraleigh Epp & Contributing Teachers
Maximum 50 participants
Join us at Mamele’awt to unveil some of the resources that Indigenous Education has to share with educators across our district. We will first come together to talk about the general online resources and then give you the opportunity to more deeply explore our new Curriculum Kits. These Curriculum Kits are ready to use, fully integrated units (K/1 - The Sky Above Us; Grade 2 – Water; Grade 4/5 - Indigenous Innovations and Simple Machines; Grade 6 – Local Governance; Grade 7 – Ancient Stó:lō; Grade 10 Science; Grade 12 English First Peoples and BC First Peoples). These resources were created through collaboration with the University of the Fraser Valley, Indigenous Education, the Curriculum Department under the guidance of local Knowledge Keepers.

House Posts – Learning Opportunities with a Tour of a Single Cedar

Wednesday, August 31st at 12:30 - 2:30
Presenters: Allison Gardner, Conrad Wiebe & Chris Kelly
Maximum 30 participants
Do you wonder what the differences are between Totem Poles and House Posts? Join us to learn with one another about traditional Stó:lō House Posts. We will explore learning opportunities that you can share with your students and then travel to sites around the district with your personal vehicles to see Raphael Silver’s pieces all carved from a single Cedar Tree. Begin at the Mamele’awt Indigenous Centre and then travel via personal vehicles.

Location: Mamele’awt Indigenous Education Centre

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