2016 MHM Educator’s Conference Agenda

8th Annual Mi’kmaw History Month Educator’s Conference

October 6 and 7, 2016 at the Hampton INN in Millbrook FN (102, Exit 13 A)

2016 Agenda

Thursday, October 6

8:30 – 9:00      Registration (coffee and tea)

9:00 – 9:15      Welcome by Chief Robert Gloade, Smudge and Opening Prayer

9:15 – 9:30      Introductions by Patsy Paul-Martin and Gordon Pictou

9:30 – 10:30    Samquan Boys and jingle dress, kojua and fancy shawl dancers.

10:30 – 10:45 – Nutrition Break

10:45 – 12:00  – Mi’kmaw Conservation Group

12:00 – 1:00    Traditional Feast (on site)

1:00 – 2:30      “Decolonialiizing History: A Panel Discussion by Patricia Doyle-Bedwell, BA (Hons.), JD, LLM, a professor of Native Studies at DalhousieUniversity and former Transition Year Program Director for 16 years, Cheryl Maloney, Sipekne’katik Band Councillor and President of the NS Native Women’s Association, and Dorene Bernard, an elder from Sipekne’katik First Nation who has dedicated the last number of years to protecting our water.

2:30 – 2:45      Nutrition Break

2:45 – 3:45      “Why Schools Need a GSA” by Jude Gerrard, Student Services Consultant                                  for the NS Department of Education, Mi’kmaq Services Division

3:45                 Resource Table and some giveaways, Day-end Reflections and Housekeeping                          Items

4:15                 Dismissal

6:30                 Drum making ($100) or beading workshop ($20) at the Millbrook Cultural                             and Heritage Centre (optional)

6:00                 Sweat at Lisa Marshall’s house in Millbrook with Toby Condo (optional)


Friday, October 7 (Wear Red Day)

8:30 – 9:00      Registration (new arrivals)

9:00 – 9:30      Welcome, Smudge, opening prayer and the significance of the wear red                                     campaign

9:30 – 10:00    Lesson Plan Zip drive return, Inclusive Lesson Plan Building Activity

10:00 – 10:15   Nutrition Break

10:15 – 11:15    Working with Native autistic learners by Janean Marshall (MK)

11:15 – 12:15     Metis Citizenship – “A Complicated Issue of Rights and Aboriginal Title”                                  Zabrina Whitman (Sr. Policy Analyst for KMKNO)

12:30 – 1:30    Lunch off-site

1:30 – 2:45      Meet at the Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Centre for a tour of their newly                            acquired lithic tools collection. Hear stories about ancient Mi’kmaw life                            and the tools they used to thrive in a difficult environment!

2:45 -3:00       Evaluation Forms

3:00                 Talking Circle

Closing and Give-aways




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