Kindling Embers: Engaging students in the MMIWG Calls for Justice Educator Workshop

February 23, 2020
Engaging Students in the MMIWG Calls for Justice

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Kindling Embers: Engaging students in the MMIWG Calls for Justice Educator Workshop

Join Facing History and Ourselves and the Royal Ontario Museum for a scholar webinar and in-person educator professional development workshop to explore how you can activate students’ learning and engage them in responding to the Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women and Girls Calls to Justice.

During the 19th February pre-workshop webinar*, educators from across Canada will be invited to hear from Dr. Karine Duhamel - lead scholar of the MMIWG Report - on the research and development of the MMIWG Report, the process of gathering stories, and the charge of Genocide made by the Commissioners of the inquiry.  

During the in-person workshop, you will: 

  • Learn culturally sensitive and trauma-informed ways to approach bringing the topic of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls into the classroom from scholar and educator Suzanne Methot, author of Legacy: Trauma, Storytelling and Indigenous Healing.
  • Gain tools and strategies for bringing the stories and findings from the Murdered and Missing Women and Girls Inquiry into your classroom.
  • Receive helpful framing and content to support learning about the terms Genocide, and in particular, Colonial Genocide.  
  • Discover ways to engage youth toward action.

*Participation in the online webinar is not a prerequisite for participating in the workshop.

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Suzanne Methot is the author of the non-fiction book Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing, co-author of the Grade 11 textbook Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, and a contributor to Scholastic Canada’s Take Action series of classroom resource books. She is a speaker on various topics including human rights, Indigenous literatures, Indigenous worldviews, Indigenous approaches to health and wellness, intergenerational trauma, and decolonization. Suzanne also designs programs and facilitates professional development sessions for the education, health care, environmental, and arts and culture sectors. Born in Vancouver in 1968 and raised in Peace River, Alberta, which is known as Sagitawa (“where the rivers meet”) in the Nehiyawak language, Suzanne is Nehiyaw (Cree) of mixed Indigenous and European heritage. She currently lives on unceded Snuneymuxw territory near Nanaimo, B.C.

Royal Ontario Museum
100 Queens Park
ROM Makerspace
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
February 23, 2020
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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