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September 22 - Alignment

September 22nd  - Alignment

First Peoples Principles of Learning – Learning Takes Patience and Time

Strategic Priority 1 - Inspired Learners  - Goal 3

District planning and practices are embedded in Indigenous Peoples’ history, perspectives, and learning. Objectives

  1. Honour and implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission calls to action related to education.
  2. Deepen understanding of and embed the First Peoples Principles of Learning
  3. Increase access to authentic learning opportunities and resources to enhance understanding of Indigenous Peoples’ culture and history.

Our School Focus

How can we support all learners to identify a sense of connection, belonging, and positive personal and cultural identity in our Dixon Community as we walk together, share our stories, and learn together?

On September 22nd, our staff engaged in Professional Development focused on Transformative Reconciliation. We were connected to a district session in the morning with speaker, Dr. Dustin Louie. In the afternoon, we spent time as a community engaging in a Metis art form of beading led by one of our family. Through mediative hands-out learning, our staff could revisit the rich learning of the morning through quiet conversation.  Our staff reflected on the video from the BCTF regarding Standard 9

“Educators respect and value the history of First Nations, Inuit and Métis in Canada and the impact of the past on the present and the future.”

Staff learned that the standard is responsive to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission 94 calls to action and UNDRIP, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples - the video invites our staff to bring the First Peoples Principles off the poster and into their classrooms. The video permitted us to start and take small steps often (Justice Murray Sinclair ) towards embedding First Peoples's ways of knowing into their practice. 


Updated: Saturday, January 13, 2024