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Professional Learning Session on Residential School and Treaties

Aboriginal Education Centre
Event organized by Aboriginal Education Centre

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This two-part professional learning series if for TDSB teachers only and is full. It will provide a starting place for those who seek to understand their place and responsibility in the residential school/treaty relationship. This is a learning experience that emphasizes that all people in Canada are treaty people and that, therefore, we all have a responsibility to uphold. Participants will gain a better understanding of the Residential School experience, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls To Action #62 and #63 and the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

These sessions will be held at the Urban Indigenous Education Centre, located at 16 Phin Avenue (near Donlands station). Limited parking is available behind the building. Please enter through the front doors on Phin Avenue (as not to disturb FNST students). Light refreshments will be provided. Please bring your own water bottle and/or coffee thermos to reduce waste. We will be meeting in room 123. Staff need to attend both sessions. Sessions will be run in collaboration with Canadian Roots Exchange who will be facilitating interactive activities (e.g., Residential Schools, wampum, information on relevant treaties) with TDSB Instructional Leader Christina Saunders.