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Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – FREE Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Starts January 30th 2018

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The Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia will once again offer the free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC): Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education starting January 30th, 2018. 
Please share with colleagues, educators, staff, community members, students or others, the information on the updated and revised MOOC offering.
This is a free 6 week course supporting professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous perspectives and reconciliation in community, education, and work contexts. It runs asynchronous, which means you view materials and engage in the course at your own pace. There are many exemplars from Canada, Australia, the US, and New Zealand.

 

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SAGE Saturday: Feb 10 2018 – Exploring Academic Careers with Indigenous Scholars

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February 10th 9:30am – 2:30pm

Exploring Academic Careers with Indigenous Scholars at SFU Harbour Centre in Room (HC 2205)

Are you interested in learning more about how to plan for various academic roles and career pathways inside and outside academia? Our next SAGE meeting will be attended by four Indigenous academics who will discuss their roles and experiences in their current positions.

The intent of our session is to mutually explore the helpful and hindering aspects of academic career planning. Please come prepared to engage in dialogue and ask lots of questions. Lunch provided.

Panelists:
Dr. Verna Billy Minnibarriet (Secwepemc Nation) Educational Doctorate and is Vice President Academic & Strategic Partnerships at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology.
Dr. Jeannie Morgan (Nisga’a) Ph.D. in Sociology and is currently a lecturer in the First Nations Studies Department at SFU.
Dr. Amy Parent (Nisga’a) Ph.D. in Education, is an Assistant Professor of Education at SFU and a recent postdoctoral fellow from UBC.
Dr. Alannah Young (Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Treaty #5 and former member of Peguis Anishinaabe, Treaty #1, in Manitoba) Ph.D. in Education and is currently doing a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC.

Please RSVP to grad.sage@ubc.ca

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting!

SAGE Tea & Toast: Wednesday afternoons starting January 10 at the UBC Longhouse

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We are revamping Coffee and Catch Up- it will now be known as Tea and Toast!

There will also be a new time of 1230-200pm at the Longhouse. We will still meet every week on Wednesdays, and tea, coffee, and toast will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your lunch and join us for some social time with other Indigenous graduate students!

Please invite other Indigenous graduate students if they don’t know about SAGE, and encourage them to sign up for the SAGE mailing list so they can stay informed about all the SAGE events.

 

 

SAGE Saturday – Publishing Pathways November 25th @ SFU Harbour Centre

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Do you have questions about publishing? Would you like to learn about the submission process for journals and book chapters? Please join us for the November SAGE Saturday at the SFU Harbour Centre (515 West Hastings St. Vancouver, BC) from 10-4.

The event will be hosted as a workshop, allowing you to develop your potential publishing piece and create a plan for submission. Please email questions about the publishing process to Michelle_pidgeon@sfu.ca to help us develop the workshop ahead of time.

 

MOOC – Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education

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Engage with Indigenous knowledge keepers, educational leaders, and resources to enhance your understanding and knowledge of practices that advance reconciliation in the places where you live, learn, and work.

For more information, or to register, visit: http://pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Reconciliation/

SAVE THE DATE: Forum on Indigenous Graduate Students and Mentorship at UBC – Aug 17, 2017

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Mark your calendars for – A Forum on Mentoring Indigenous Graduate Students at UBC

Open to faculty, staff and graduate students*.

Date: August 17th, 2017

Place: First Nations House of Learning

Time: 12 noon to 2 pm.

Opening address by Distinguished Professor Hingangaroa Smith, Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi, followed by a panel of Indigenous scholars and students, led by Dr. Jo-anne Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, Professor, University of British Columbia. Introduction by Dean Susan Porter, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

UBC has a stated commitment to Aboriginal education and to respect for Aboriginal knowledge and cultures, as well as a resolution to build upon the strengths of the university to more fully address the needs of Aboriginal and Indigenous communities in British Columbia, Canada, and the world.

Within these commitments, what is our academic responsibility to Indigenous graduate students at UBC, particularly in relation to UBC’s priorities for this next century? How do we enact this responsibility across the institution?

Organized by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies with support from the First Nations House of Learning, The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund and The Equity Enhancement Fund.

*A complete description with registration information will be sent out in July.

For questions, please contact Theresa Rogers: theresa.rogers@ubc.ca

Celebrating indigenous culture through animated film

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Ten inspiring animated shorts from 2016

December 29, 2016

With films like Pocahontas, Apocalypto, Peter Pan and The Green Inferno, it’s safe to say that Hollywood has a deplorable track record when it comes to its portrayal of Indigenous Peoples. Perhaps it’s to be expected given that films tend to be produced through a Eurocentric lens. Even when production companies try to get it right, they still somehow manage to fail–such as the case with Disney’s Moana.

It makes us all the more grateful that Hollywood has lost its monopoly on film. New Independent film makers are constantly emerging to give us something genuine, heartfelt and inspired to watch with family and friends.

This year was particularly exciting for indigenous film. Among the hundreds–if not, thousands–of feature films, documentaries and television shows that indigenous filmmakers made in 2016, indigenous nations started releasing their own independently-produced films to tell their own stories in their own words and languages.

We also saw a sturdy wave of truly inspiring animated shorts that celebrate indigenous culture, breathing new life into the incredibly rich and equally important tradition of storytelling.

We loved these animated shorts so much we just had to share them with you. Read more…

 

Source: Schertow, John Ahni. January 18, 2017. Celebrating indigenous culture through animated film. Retrieved from:  https://intercontinentalcry.org/celebrating-indigenous-culture-animated-film/