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Presenters Schedule

Thursday
Room 101

Sister Dorothy Moore Documentary with Q&A

Sister Dorothy Moore will provide questions and answers after her documentary is presented.

Sister Dorothy Moore
Room 102

Growing Relationships & Partnerships through Mi'kmaw Ways of being and Knowing

Janet Porter
Krista MacEachern
Sharon Bernard
Room 103

Goals and Development of Technology at P.L.F.N.S

Kim Dorrington
Room 105

Elders Room

Room 107

Creating Mi'kmaq Speakers in the Home

Laura Prosper
Room 201

L’nuita’simk Kina’matneweyiktuk

Eleanor Bernard
Room 202

Using Book Creator to Include Language Learning and Culture

In this session we will learn how to use Book Creator to help make language and culture learning more engaging. We will practice adding photos and voice recordings to create a simple book. This session would be great for both speakers and non speakers.

Kim Mackinnon
Room 205

Equity in Action Mi'kma'ki

The Equity in Action framework, developed in British Columbia, creates an opportunity for provincial schools to be guided by Community to recognize and address systemic barriers experienced by Mi’kmaw and Indigenous learners. With guidance of Elders, Knowledge Holders, and Mi’kmaw Education Co-ordinators the Equity in Action framework has grown so that it is now anchored in the Mi’kmaw Education Model that guides the work withing Mi’kmaw Services Branch.

Beth MacKinnis
Room 207

GuysWork – Disrupting Traditional Masculinity Norms

GuysWork is a transformative school-based program to help young men disrupt traditional masculinity norms that are impacting their health, and the health of their peers. It has been a curriculum-aligned program in Nova Scotia schools since 2012 for grade nine guys, and now has lessons for guys in grades seven, eight and nine. With federal and provincial funding GuysWork is starting a three-year pilot project across Atlantic Canada to see how multiple “doses” of the programming can move beyond positive changes in attitudes to helpful changes in behaviour.

Robert MacDonald
Outdoor Space

Land Based Teachings

Ernest & Mildred Johnson
Library

Waltes with Madeline Poulette

Madeline Poulette
Room 303

Storytelling Circle

Judy Googoo
Joe Googoo
Room 304

Creating Safe Spaces for 2-Spirit Individuals

focusing on creating safe spaces for 2S as well as LGBTQA+ individuals, open discussion on main boundaries effecting educators with regards to creating safe spaces.

Mike Denny
Room 206

Technology in the Classroom

Room 101

Ankita'suaqn Wjit Wantaqo'ti – Mindfulness for Inner Peace

Creating inner peace is important for one’s self. We all need time and space to think/meditate about our class/school/home to ensure we have balance so that we have a healthy, holistic identity.

Yolanda Denny
Room 102

The Art of Art Education, for Art Teachers

Directed toward art teachers, Mi’kmaw artist Gerald Gloade will share how to use art effectively for education. As art director for the Mi’kmaq History Month poster and the Program Development Officer for the Mi’kmawey Debert Cultural Centre, Gerald loves to discuss the pedagogy of art education in the classroom, fostering our people’s natural artistic ability (art comes easy to our people!).

Gerald Gloade
Room 103

L’nuita’simk Kina’matneweyiktuk

Eleanor Bernard
Room 105

Elders Room

Room 107

NSVS Mi'kmaw Language 11 Online

Barrie Bernard
Room 201

Trauma-Aware Approach to Education: Explore Evidence based Emotional, Physical, & Spiritual Strategies

Tina Baldwin
Outdoor Space

Mi'kmaw Storytelling

Luke Denny
Terry Denny
Room 202

Teaching about the Treaty Relationship

This presentation will discuss the journey of Treaty Education and all of its successes and challenges. We will give an overview of all of the work being done for community and public schools as well as public sectors and the general public. We will also be bringing the most recent resources developed by treaty education Nova Scotia.

Jacqueline Prosper
Room 205

CyberEducation and Indigenous Youth

Leon Lewis
Room 206

Adverse childhood experiences (ACES)

Buddy Young
Room 207

GuysWork – Disrupting Traditional Masculinity Norms

GuysWork is a transformative school-based program to help young men disrupt traditional masculinity norms that are impacting their health, and the health of their peers. It has been a curriculum-aligned program in Nova Scotia schools since 2012 for grade nine guys, and now has lessons for guys in grades seven, eight and nine. With federal and provincial funding GuysWork is starting a three-year pilot project across Atlantic Canada to see how multiple “doses” of the programming can move beyond positive changes in attitudes to helpful changes in behaviour.

Robert MacDonald
Room 303

Msɨt No’Kmaq Forest & Nature School

Jasmine LaBillois
Room 304

Student services & Indigenous supports at NSCC

Bree Menge
Library

MCOH Blanket Exercise

Room 101

Teaching Mi'kmaq Language Through Songs

Bobbilee Marshall
Room 102

Coding/Robotics Playground

Come and try out some of the coding and robotics available for elementary students. Listen as people co-operate, problem solve and explore their way through using these devices together.

Kim Mackinnon
Room 103

Anxiety Recovery Workshop

Jenny Kierstead
Room 105

Elders Room

Room 107

Technology Innovation Standards

The presentation will go over Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey’s Technology Innovation Standards, talk about the development process, lessons learned with using it in schools, and talk about the future goals of this initiative. Audience feedback and ideas will be solicited as we take this project further.

Julien Strasfeld
Room 201

Mi'kmaw Language Learning and Inclusive Assessments in Post-Secondary Education

Marsha Viciaire
Room 202

TBA

Room 203

Creating Safe Spaces for 2-Spirit Individuals

focusing on creating safe spaces for 2S as well as LGBTQA+ individuals, open discussion on main boundaries effecting educators with regards to creating safe spaces.

Mike Denny
Room 205

P-TECH: Tehcnology Education Pathway for Indigenous Youth

P-TECH stands for Pathways in Technology Early College High School, an innovative education model of IBM, partnering with education and industry across the globe to increase education accessibility for under represented groups in the STEM fields. This presentation will highlight Unama’ki P-TECH beginnings, highlights of the program to date and the vision for P-TECH in the future across Nova Scotia.

Wanda Compton
Room 206

Netukulimk and the Environment 12

Bryan Mrezar
Naomi Pierrard
Ashley Copage
Room 207

Encouraging Holistic Wellness

Lacey Tucker
Haley Bernard
Irene Endicott
Room 303

Inclusive Pathways to Medical Professions – Dalhousie University

This presentation will be an introduction to the new cohort style Medical Sciences program called Inclusive Pathways to Medical Professions (IPMP) at Dalhousie University. The Indigenous student cohort offers wrap-around support and holistic approach based on the Medicine Wheel teachings to maximize student supports. Educators will be introduced to the IPMP program and able to participate in outreach activities that would be available to their students through an outreach visit by the Indigenous Medical Sciences cohort Advisor.

Kim Lickers
Room 304

Mi'kmaw Education Model

Carola Knockwood
Library

MCOH Blanket Exercise

Friday
Room 101

Language Materials

A brief description on how to maximize usage of materials developed and available to enhance your language journey

Beverly Jeddore
Room 102

A Story – The Potential of Virtual Book Clubs

This presentation will be in the form of storytelling. The story will share how The Steeper Climb Virtual Book Clubs began with NADACA, how they evolved, and their impact as depicted in anecdotal evidence. It will also include ideas and opportunities for further development including addressing any identified challenges. The participants will be encouraged to discuss how Virtual Book Clubs could become a part of their respective education programs (P-12 & Adult Learning Programs) and why/how they could have impact.

Nancy MacLeod
Room 103

Two Eyed Seeing

Albert Marshall
Room 105

Elders Room

Room 107

Gamifying your Classroom

Learn how to incorporate gamified learning into any classroom to engagement and motivate your learners.

James Young
Room 201

Visual Narratives

Storytelling provides a meaningful way to encourage self-reflection, explore student identity and build community. Join us for this hands-on session where we will explore using iPad to empower students to create digital books that represent personal, cultural and social identity. Participants will explore ways to create multi-modal artifacts that use photos, videos, drawings, and audio clips that capture student stories in their own images and words using Pages. The session will also provide relevant examples and discuss strategies for approaching student voice through digital text creation and publishing.

Tami Brewster
Room 203

Values to Consider in L'nu Education

Elder interviews were conducted by the Eskasoni School Board as research into designing courses for the high school level. What emerged from the interviews was teachings from the elders on the values to consider in L’nu education. This presentation shares those teachings as a basis for practice in L’nu education.

Elizabeth Cremo
Room 205

Msit No'kmaq Forest & Nature School

At Msit No’kmaq Forest & Nature School we use Mi’kmaq culture, language and practices to inform our work and play. Our Forest and Nature School uses Indigenous land-based education to include: 
 • Regular and repeated access to a natural space that supports sustainability. • Child-centered, interest-led, inquiry-driven, educator-supported, through play on the land and re-remembering land as first teacher. Forest and Nature School educators strive to provide children with opportunities to build an ongoing relationship with the land, with each other, and with themselves. Our presentation will reveal information about our community-based project, and insight into our day at Forest & Nature School and how the work we are doing is building strength and resiliency for our Mi’kmaq students.

Beckie LaBillois
Chad Denny
Jasmine LaBillois
Room 206

Mi’kmaw Crafts

Marilyn Prosper
Audrey Johnson
Mary Sylliboy
Room 207

Mi'kmaw Root Words

This presentation focuses on Mi’kmaw root words and how to determine and identify where Mi’kmaw root words may come from and how to use the language and existing resources to help come to those findings. The presentation will also focus on deconstructing words (place names, animals, trees etc.) and helping others how to go and do the same. Creating seekers of the language and culture.

Alwyn Jeddore
Room 303

Decolonizing Education through a land- based approach

Tanya McCallum
Room 304

Anxiety Recovery Workshop

Jenny Kierstead
Library

Waltes with Madeline Poulette

Madeline Poulette