Third National Gathering

NCCIE’s third National Gathering was a virtual one-day event on March 10, 2021.


Opening Reflections and Opening Remarks

  • Willie Ermine
    • Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist, Sturgeon Lake First Nation
  • Pam Damoff
    • Parliamentary Secretary, Indigenous Services Canada
  • Dr. Bob Kayseas
    • Interim President, First Nations University of Canada
  • Professor David Newhouse
    • Director, Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies, Trent University

Decolonizing the Classroom: Empowering new teachers with the competence to bring about change in their classrooms

  • Dean Smith
    • Indigenous Education Consultant, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
  • Loretta Robinson
    • Educational Projects Coordinator, First Nations Education Council

The Importance of Cultural Humility

  • Kelly Anne Butler
    • Indigenous Education Specialist, Memorial University of Newfoundland

The Warrior’s Club: Land-Based Education and Experiential Learning at Sturgeon Lake Central School

  • Tanya McCallum
    • K-12 Teacher from Pelican Narrows, SK
  • Lionel McKenzie
    • High School Math and Carpentry Teacher, Sturgeon Lake First Nation

Welcoming Indigenous Parent Knowledge: Bringing Ancestors’ Teachings into School Curriculum

  • Dr. Debbie Pushor
    • Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies, University of Saskatchewan
  • Vernon Linklater
    • School Board Trustee, Saskatoon Public Schools

An Introduction to Navigating the NCCIE Website: A Video Tour

  • Dr. Jennifer S. Dockstator
    • NCCIE National Project Director

Reflections: Stories and Learnings from NCCIE Collaborators

  • Sylvia Moore
    • Regional Lead, Atlantic Provinces and Labrador
  • Verlé Harrop
    • Regional Lead, Atlantic Provinces and Labrador
  • Annie Pilote
    • Regional Lead, Quebec
  • Joshua Dockstator
    • Regional Lead, Southwest Ontario
  • Leisa Desmoulins
    • Regional Lead, Northwest Ontario
  • Laura Forsythe
    • Regional Lead, Manitoba
  • Linda Many Guns
    • Regional Lead, Alberta

Indigenous Ways of Being: Asserting Our Presence – Keynote Address

  • Willie Ermine
    • Sturgeon Lake First Nation

Stories of Our Youth

  • Listen to youth from across Canada share their perspectives on Indigenous education

Indigenous Youth: Reshaping the Future of Education

  • Holly Redden
    • Curve Lake First Nation
  • Erin Goodpipe
    • Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation