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Voices and Views

Watch these videos about Indigenous education from across the country and the second National Gathering. Also on this page are participants’ and regional team members’ reflections about their involvement in NCCIE and how the project has contributed to strengthening Indigenous education where they live.

 
 

Se’tA’newey Kina’matino’kum students reflect on Indigenous education

Junior and high school students from Se’tA’newey Kina’matino’kum school, in Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi (Miawpukek First Nation), Newfoundland, talk about the Indigenous education taking place in their school and local community. They also express their ideas and desire to expand those cultural and educational activities.

Indigenous Perspectives on Indigenous Education

“What is your understanding of Indigenous education?”

This 4 minute video features people interviewed in northern Ontario sharing their perspectives from an Indigenous viewpoint on this question. Video created by the Northwest Ontario (NWO) Team.

 
 

Round Table on Integrating Indigenous Knowledge into the Academy with Elders and Educators

“How is Indigenous Knowledge being integrated into the Academy?”

This 40 minute video features Elders and Educators from Trent University discussing some of the advances and challenges to integrating IK at Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Video created by Southeast Ontario (SEO) Team. Click here for more information.

Round Table on Indigenous Student’s Experiences in Post Secondary Education

“What do Indigenous students want you to know about their experiences in post-secondary education and how important their cultures and identities are in their journeys as students?”

This 75 minute video features Indigenous students at Trent University exploring this question. Video created by Southeast Ontario (SEO) Team. Click here for more information.

 
 

Truth & Reconciliation

“What are some multi-generational impacts of residential schools that Indigenous students are experiencing and how is a post-secondary education helping them to overcome these challenges?”

This 30 minute video features students and Elders at First Nations University of Canada sharing their experiences. Video created by First Nations University of Canada.

 

National Gathering

NCCIE’s second annual National Gathering was held in Ottawa August 15-16, 2019.
Two of the many highlights from the event were the Elders Panel and Youth Panel.

 
 

Elders’ Panel

The Elders spoke about ‘Oral Traditions in the Digital Age.’

Youth Panel

The youth spoke about their perspectives on the future of Indigenous education.

 

Project Impressions

The following are reflections from regional teams and participants about their involvement with the project, gathered during the second annual National Gathering.

 
 

Impressions du project NCCIE – Annie Pilote

Impressions du projet NCCIE – Denis Vollant

 
 

Impressions of the NCCIE Project – Kyle Simon

Impressions du project NCCIE – Laïsa Pivert

 
 

Impressions du project – Mathias Mark

Impressions of the NCCIE Project – Randy Qattalik

 
 

Impressions of the NCCIE Project – Tyler Armstrong

 

Digital Forums

To build on the collaborative nature of the project, NCCIE has hosted live, on-line interactive discussion forums where people around the world can watch and participate.

These forums are staged through Facebook Live. Viewers are able to interact with the panelists through Facebook or via text message. A Facebook profile is not required to participate.

Watch them here:

“What is Land-Based Learning?”

  • Panelists:
    • Willie Ermine, Traditional Health Coordinator for the Sturgeon Lake Traditional Health Program, Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist, Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan
    • Lisa Michano-Courchene, Education Director, Biigtigong Language Project Pic River First Nation School, Pic River First Nation, Ontario
    • Patsy McKinney, Executive Director, Under One Sky Friendship Centre Headstart Program, Under One Sky Monoqonuwicik-Neoteetjg Mosigisig, Fredricton, New Brunswick
  • Moderator:
    • Dustin Brass, Lecturer/Placement Coordinator for Indigenous Education at First Nations University of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan

“Approaches to Math and Sciences in Indigenous Learning”

  • Panelists:
    • Rockford McKay, Science Facilitator, Manitoba First Nations School System, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre
    • Beedahbin Peltier, Professor, School of General Arts and Sciences, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Peterborough, Ontario
    • Dr. Edward Doolittle, Associate Professor, Mathematics, First Nations University of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan
    • Willie Ermine, Traditional Health Coordinator, Sturgeon Lake Traditional Health Program, Knowledge Keeper and Ceremonialist, Sturgeon Lake First Nation, Saskatchewan
  • Moderator:
    • Dustin Brass, Lecturer/Placement Coordinator for Indigenous Education at First Nations University of Canada, Regina, Saskatchewan