CMAS Webinars: Supporting Child Care in the Settlement Community

Reconciliation and Indigenous Pedagogies in Early Learning and Child Care 

This three-part webinar series is an opportunity for participants to learn about what it means to honour the history, knowledge and skills of Indigenous people in Canada. 

For these sessions, Elder Brenda Mason and Lori Huston, RECE, share Indigenous knowledge and stories from their perspectives, teachings and lived experiences. 

Webinar 1: Walking Together in Reconciliation                      

We will discuss the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, including two recommendations that are specifically related to the early learning sector: new Indigenous Education legislation and culturally appropriate Indigenous programs. This session will support a deepening of our understanding of what it means to honour the knowledge and skills Indigenous children and families. The future holds many opportunities for all educators to connect with Indigenous children and families in Canada that uplift and support. 

Webinar 2: Awakening and Coming to Know Indigenous Pedagogies in Early Learning  

Indigenous knowledge is a knowledge system that is different from Eurocentric knowledge - it is closely tied to space. In part two of this webinar series, Elder Brenda Mason and Lori Huston, RECE we will share teaching and learning processes that are holistic and narrative-based. Stories are a primary medium for conveying Indigenous knowledge, so in this webinar, participants will hear stories about the Indigenous child, family, and community's traditional roles that support Indigenous children in early learning programs. 

Webinar 3: Exploring Indigenous Pedagogies Connected to Experiential Learning in Relations to Mother Earth 

There are many values, traditions and experiences that Indigenous children gain from being on the land and grounded in experiential learning that is connected to Mother Earth. In this third and final webinar, Elder Brenda Mason and Lori Huston, RECE will share the Indigenous relational teachings with connections to being, spirit and land.