This session will build on the strategic and collaborative directions supporting Indigenous Education and systems change. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on their own awareness, knowledge, skills and advocacy to support authentic Indigenous learning experiences for all learners. Participants will first explore their own personal and professional journey to focus action-oriented approaches, Indigenous worldviews and perspectives, and the First Peoples Principles of Learning to support student success. Educators will deepen their own understanding and take away further strategies on how we can nurture respectful, inclusive cultures in our schools, districts and networks.
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.