Cowichan, Greater Victoria, Saanich, and Sooke Teachers' Association

Tapestry 2022

South Vancouver Island K-12 Educators Online Conference

 February 18, 2022

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Keynote - Keynote – Maya’xala’pa - Respecting Each Other: Equity, Responsibility and Reconciliation

Kaleb session will focus on the transformational beliefs necessary and rights-based approaches for a more inclusive and equitable education system for Indigenous learners, and to increase the presence of Indigenous languages, cultures and histories for all students. By recognizing our own personal and professional journey as educators, we call to action our roles and responsibilities to Truth, Reconciliation, and a commitment to ‘equity of opportunity’ for all learners.

Speakers

  • Kaleb Child, Musgamdzi

    Kaleb is a member of the Kwakiutl (Kwagiulth) First Nation and has strong cultural knowledge and extensive community connections as a traditional singer and educational leader. Musgamdzi has over 20 years of experience in education in both teaching and administration in First Nations schools, K – 12 public schools, Early Learning, Adult Education, Post-Secondary, and provincial leadership for Indigenous Education. Musgamdzi is committed to enhancing leadership development, equitable learning environments, Indigenous pedagogies, language and culture revitalization, and strengthening meaningful relationships across communities. Kaleb obtained a B.Ed degree as a graduate of the Indigenous Teachers Education Program (NITEP, UBC) and a M.Ed from the University of Victoria.

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