March – May

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES:

Teaching Mathematics in Relationship with Indigenous Ways of Knowing – Webinar

February 28, 2019 at 4:00 – 5:30 pm (Request webinar link)

Teachers are being encouraged to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing into every subject area. What does this look like in the mathematics classroom? In this webinar, Nikki Lineham (a non-Indigenous educator living in Lekwungen territory) will share her experience bringing wholistic, collaborative pedagogies based in Indigenous ways of knowing into her math teaching with a focus on spatial and visual learning. She will share concrete examples of lessons and pedagogies which can be geared towards all students. Nikki will also speak to her belief that this work must be personal and relevant to students, their communities, and the land that they are living and learning on.

Register here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/teaching-mathematics-in-relationship-with-indigenous-ways-of-knowing-tickets-56000424778?aff=erelexpmlt

 

Indigenous Speaker Series: From Territorial Acknowledgements to Here-ing: (Indigenous) Methodology for Being in Someone Else’s Home – Dr. Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy

March 20, 2019 at11:30-1:00pm

UVic First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall
This event is free and open to the public! Light lunch will be provided.

 

Story Time on Spring Equinox with authors Richard Van Camp & Monique Gray Smith

March 21, 2019 at 6:30-9:30pm

Camosun College Landsdowne Campus – Young Building

Tickets $20.00 Contact Kennedy MacLean at kjmaclean1998@gmail.com or Ren Louie at rgwl7@hotmail.com or 778 677 5691

 

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

April 1, 2019 – FREE 6 Week MOOC – Massive Open Online Course

This course will help you envision how Indigenous histories, perspectives, worldviews, and approaches to learning can be made part of the work we do in classrooms, organizations, communities, and our everyday experiences in ways that are thoughtful and respectful. In this course, reconciliation emphasizes changing institutional structures, practices, and policies, as well as personal and professional ideologies to create environments that are committed to strengthening our relationships with Indigenous peoples.

Register at www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-education-1

EVENTS & EXHIBITIONS TAKING PLACE ON COAST SALISH TERRITORY:

 

UVIC Ideafest – March 5 – 9th All events are free and open to the public. Unless noted, no registration required

  • No Stepping Back: A truth and Reconciliation Play
  • Reconstituting Communities: Overcoming Violence, Civil War and Past Injustices
  • Reconstituting Communities: Overcoming Violence, Civil War and Past Injustices
  • Ultrasounding It Out: Speech Visualization in Language Learning Research
  • Not Your Traditional Community-Based Research Conversations
  • Whose history? The Politics of Renaming and Destatueing
  • The Chemistry Between Trees and People: A Guided Tree Walk on the UVic Campus
  • Food for thought: People, Place, Protein and Pronunciation
  • The role of the sacred in Indigenous law and reconciliation
  • Indigenous Economic Development: Toquaht Nation Balances Environment, Economy, Culture and Community

 

Annual Coast Salish Art Show: Andrea Fritz, Gus Frenchy, Phil Joe, Doug LaFortune, Doug Horne Jr.

February 9- March 9th, 2019

Eagle Feather – First Nations Artists’ Gallery

Coast Salish Art Show featuring island artists presenting acrylic paintings, prints, 2D & 3D wood carvings.

 

Vancouver Island Vanguard: Printmaking from 1980-2000 

March, 2019

Alcheringa Gallery

An historic print exhibition that focuses on Vancouver Island-based artists, whose innovative work has made a resounding impact on the contemporary art canon of the Northwest Coast, but who have been recently overlooked. Artists such as TEMOSEN Charles Elliott, Delmar Johnnie Seletze’ and Mark Henderson will be a major focus alongside Beau Dick, Art Thompson and Susan (Sparrow) Point to name a few. A spotlight on over 30 works from the influencers of the burgeoning renaissance of Coast Salish contemporary art.

There are names everyone recognizes and stories that will always sound familiar. But what happens when our own Island-based influential artists don’t make it into that canon. When collective memory doesn’t necessarily parallel to the inspiration and influence of the younger artists? As we witness the burgeoning renaissance of Coast Salish artwork we would be remiss to not focus on the work of Charles Elliott, Delmar Johnnie Seletze and Mark Henderson.  For more information, see:

AIM Alcheringa Artist

In a renewed effort to support Indigenous artists and culture in BC, Alcheringa has started the ALCHERINGA AIM HIGHER initiative. AIM stands for Art Indigenous Monthly. Each month they will promote a BC-based Indigenous artist’s work and with every social media like or share we will make a monthly donation to organizations making a difference.

The February AIM artist is KC Hall, originally from Bella Bella. KC has broken into the world with his incredibly unique mix of traditional stories and urban graffiti style. In 2018 he won an Emerging Artist award with the BC Achievement foundation. He has taken commissions on bentwood boxes and paddles, and we are blown away by his recent canvas work

 

Sche’chulth: Decolonizing the Arts in Victoria – See website for all events

March 1- 31st, 2019

Open Space Arts Society, 510 Fort Street

A series of curated events occurring throughout the month of March, that will address the centering of Indigenous artists and artists of colour in the local arts community.

 

Brant Wildlife Festival

March & April, 2019

A Spring Celebration of Nature – we welcome the arrival of thousands of migratory birds, fish and marine mammals to the shores of Parksville and Qualicum Beach. The Brant come to rest and feed before continuing their arduous northern journey to their nesting grounds. brantfestival.bc.ca/about/

 

Indigenous Stories Book Club

March 14, 2019 1:30 – 2:30 pm (reoccurring series April 11, May 9, June 13))

Nellie McClung Branch – Community Room 3950 Cedar Hill Rd. Victoria, British Columbia V8P 3Z9 Canada

Join Carmen Rodriquez de France, assistant professor of Indigenous education at the University of Victoria, for a book club focused on the works of Canadian Indigenous peoples. Explore Indigenous history, culture and ways of being, as expressed through Indigenous writings. For more information, please go to: www.gvpl.ca/event/indigenous-stories-book-club/2019-02-20/

Traditional Storytime for Families Indigenous Stories Book Club

April 13, 2019 (reoccurring series May 11, June 8)

10:00 – 10:30

For children and their families. Join Surrounded by Cedar Children & Family Services for a monthly storytelling group for families featuring traditional storytellers, art and songs. To register, please contact counselling@sccfs.com.

 

 

Learning Labs at the Royal BC Museum

Interested in booking a Learning Lab? Contact our Group Booking office with a request or contact Chris O’Connor in the Learning Department or go to: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/learn/school-programs/guided-school-programs/learning-labs

 

  • Governance and Beyond 

October through March (Fridays), 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

Recommended for grades 3-7.

  • Ethics: Dialogue and Debate

October through April, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Recommended for grades 4-12.

  • The Ceremonies and Science of Seasons

October, 2018 – May, 2019

Recommended for students K-3.

  • From the Beginning: Original Stories & Indigenous Culture

March – May, 2019

Recommended for grades 4-12.

 

National Indigenous Peoples Day – Royal Roads University

June 21, 2019 10:30 am – 7:00 pm

RRU, along with the Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation, Indigenous Perspectives Society, Camosun College and the UVIC in the planning stages for their annual National Indigenous Peoples Day event.  They are calling on family & community to sign up for an RRU Team, volunteering in a number of different areas & celebrating Indigenous Arts and Entertainment.  If you are interested in assisting, there will be bi-weekly meetings. Contact Asma at Asmanahi.Antoine@RoyalRoads.ca