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Mon, 08 Nov



Webinar: Lessons From Beyond —Bringing Indigenous Knowledge Systems into the Classroom

Hear about the Lessons From Beyond resource and learn how to bring Indigenous knowledge into your classroom!

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Webinar: Lessons From Beyond —Bringing Indigenous Knowledge Systems into the Classroom
Webinar: Lessons From Beyond —Bringing Indigenous Knowledge Systems into the Classroom


08 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 17:00


About the Workshop

Presented by Jodie Williams & Isaac Murdoch

Monday, November 8 at 4pm Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5) - a recording will be available to all registered participants

Lessons From Beyond is a comprehensive digital resource that engages students into learning about the mysteries of the cosmos through Indigenous perspectives. The ongoing impacts of colonization have led to the destruction and fragmentation of Indigenous knowledge systems, methodologies, pedagogies, and epistemologies. As a result we have reached out across the globe and created a unique collaborative network of Indigenous educators, Elders, academics, and scientists from New Zealand, Canada, and the United States, which also includes a partnership with NASA. This resource works from the understanding that Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Western science can reflect, resonate with, and reinforce one another, affirming each other as valid, valuable, and vital.  Building on the work of the Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics Community of Practice. Led by the First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Education Association of Ontario, this resource aims to revitalize Indigenous Knowledge systems in order to advance all of society in the fields of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics).

Jodie Williams currently works as the Indigenous Education Coordinator for the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board.  As the Co-Chair for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario, Jodie travels globally giving workshops and developing resources to support Indigenous Education in schools.  She is also the lead on a provincial Community of Practice for Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics.

Isaac Murdoch, whose Ojibway name is Manzinapkinegego’anaabe / Bombgiizhik is from the fish clan and is from Serpent River First Nation. Isaac grew up in the traditional setting of hunting, fishing and trapping. Many of these years were spent learning from Elders in the northern regions of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. He has committed his life to the preservation of Anishinaabe cultural practices and language revitalization.

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