Digital Forum: What is Land-Based Learning?


In this digital forum, the question "What is Land-Based Learning?" was explored by three panelists from across the country. It aired on Facebook Live in January 2020.


  • Willie Ermine, Sturgeon Lake First Nation
  • Lisa Michano-Courchene, Pic River First Nation
  • Patsy McKinney, Under One Sky Monoqonuwicik-Neoteetjg Mosigisig

Moderator: Dustin Brass, First Nations University of Canada

Acknowledgement Protocol

Please read this Acknowledgement before the start of this video to respect the knowledge that is being shared and the Land of the People where the knowledge originates:

We respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the Indigenous Peoples of Treaty 4 where this digital forum was held: Cree, Saulteaux, Nakota, Dakota, Lakota and Treaty 6: Cree, Saulteaux, Dene, and Dakota. We also respectfully acknowledge the original lands of the panelists, who are from Pic River First Nation and Fredericton, New Brunswick, which is situated in the unceded and unsurrendered Wolastoqey/Mi'kmaq/Peskotomuhkati territory. As well, we acknowledge the homeland to many winged, four-legged, crawling, and water creatures.

What is the Land Acknowledgement where you live?

Creative Team

Name Role/Job Title Place
Dustin Brass Moderator, Lecturer/Placement Coordinator for Indigenous Education at First Nations University of Canada Regina, SK
Willie Ermine Panelist, Traditional Health Coordinator for the Sturgeon Lake Traditional Health Program, Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan
Lisa Michano-Courchene Panelist, Education Director, Biigtigong Language Project Pic River First Nation School Pic River First Nation, Ontario
Patsy McKinney Panelist, Executive Director, Under One Sky Friendship Centre Headstart Program, Under One Sky Monoqonuwicik-Neoteetjg Mosigisig Fredericton, New Brunswick
Terry Massey NCCIE Content Coordinator Regina, SK
Stewart Manhas NCCIE Content Editor Regina, SK
Hanah McFarlane NCCIE Research Associate Peterborough, ON
IKS Media & Technology Ltd. Streaming and Recording Studio Regina, SK

This video is about:

Insights into land-based learning; a Facebook Live digital forum filmed
in: Regina, SK

Video Details

Length of Video 1:03 minutes
Is there content in this video that is inappropriate to show young children? No


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