A huge thank you to all of you who made it out or those of you who had the intention of coming to the meeting and did not attend. We were thinking of you all the time. I will be uploading Little Bear’s Power Point and other information for sharing.
Little Bear did mention this article as well which I found online: Article
Several reasons to remember our veterans, and what they did and gave, to this Great Country. In Marathon, Ontario, they will be doing their first annual Heroes & Hockey Classic was dreamt up about a year ago by a group of hockey players looking for a way to revive their winter “old timers” league tournament, said organizer Kris Skworchinski http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/heroes-hockey-marathon-remembrance-1.4395535
In other parts of Canada, ceremonies will take place, http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/remembrance-day-2017-ottawa-1.4398821
Always remembering the poem, I grew up hearing, which we learned to recite:
By John McCrae
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
The Walleye did an interview and here is the link to the news article for the conference. If you have not seen it have a look,
Goodmorning everyone. If you are like me, you are enjoying your Sunday with your besties. I hope your Sunday is truly a restful one.
There are only about two weeks left for the IK Conference in Thunder Bay. This week there are many details to lay out and ensure are put together for the conference to run smoothly.
Today, I will be offering a ticket up for a conference delegate who would love to attend. This will stay up until enough have been received, to do a draw from, and with.
Elections Canada also is sponsoring an entire table of Elders, for the Sabe/Bigfoot Sponsorship Level. This will be confirmed this week. This is super exciting.
Conferences are a great way to network and connect. This past winter, I went to a conference alone. I was sort of caught off guard, when I entered the event, alone, with no one to attend with. You go through those moments, of crap, where do I go? Who do I sit with? How do I introduce myself to others without feeling like, a loner? Anyway, I grabbed a seat alone. Soon enough, others joined me. In fact, I had to move bit, to create more space since I lost that alone feeling, to wow, where did all these people come from. Sometimes, we just have to take that risk. Do things we are not sure of. Go places, we know, we will learn and benefit. Go because we know we have a story to tell. Offer ourselves. Our expertise. We may not even feel we have expertise but we do. Indigenous Knowledges are about self knowledge, and self learning, as much as being a part of a community of learners.
So please, if you want a ticket, and need one, then, let it be known. Enter the draw by sending your name and you will be added to the draw. Include your organization, or title: mother, sister, daughter, E.D., brother, uncle, leader, researcher, etc. If you already entered and want a chance, add your name as well.
Sharing knowledge is an exciting thing. This event will be more than your usual event. You will walk away touched, encouraged, with a new focus and abilities.
Exciting and super exciting! #GratitudeSundays
Last year you helped me bring the story of Chaine Wenjack to my students. It’s certainly not an easy story to tell, but like so many of your stories, it’s an important one. It’s perhaps the most important story you ever told. I’m saddened by your passing, but comforted in knowing that your stories will continue to shape and change lives….
When I first watched Gord Downie’s Secret Path I was moved beyond words. I knew I had to invite Chanie into my class but I wasn’t sure how. I reached out to our Native Resource Teacher, Mrs. Fiddler for advice, guidance and support.
Part One- Monday and Tuesday- A Journey to Canada’s Past
Over the past two days Mrs. Fiddler has taken us on a journey…into Canada’s past. She took my class to places I never could have. She shared stories that I didn’t even know existed…
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Election Canada will be participating in the conference, and is interested in learning about the application of Indigenous knowledge in relation to civic education, and how Indigenous knowledge could help to support and collaborate in the areas of civic engagement. Election Canada will be setting up a kiosk as well as having an interactive presentation.
Elections Canada has also kindly offered to sponsor an entire table of Elders, for the Sabe/Bigfoot Sponsorship, as well as two seats for conference attenders, through the Buffalo Sponsorship. This is eight seats in total, for conference attendees. These are the kind gestures that help to support community building, capacity, innovation and change. Super exciting stuff! Gratitude,