Practical & Applied Arts

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Using the Circle of Courage to Deliver Indigenous Studies from Grades 5-8 and Cree Language Grades 10 and 11

Facilitate by:
Shalen Fox
Light of Christ Catholic School Division

Shalen Fox is a Cree man from Sweetgrass First Nation. Shalen is a son, father, teacher, and coach. Shalen has been teaching for 11 years, as his convocation was in 2011 and recently completed his...

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The Impact of Decolonizing Education, Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive Education and Land-Based Learning in GSCS

Facilitate by:
Mika Lafond

Mika Lafond is a member of the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. She graduated with her Bachelor of Education from ITEP in 2006 and completed her MFA in writing in 2014. She is a mother, published author, sessional instructor, high school teacher and e...

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Holistic Education Framework

Facilitate by:
Celia Deschambeault

Celia Deschambeault is from Cumberland House, Saskatchewan in Treaty Five Territory. She is married and is a mother of 8 children. She is a curriculum and resource developer. She has worked in the area of Education for the past 20 yea...

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Answering the Call: Prioritizing Indigenous Languages in a School Division

Facilitate by:
Sandra Laliberte, Tammy Martell and Rhonda Smallchild
Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division

Sandra Laliberte was born in northern Saskatchewan in the village of Green Lake. Sandra has two grown children and three grandchildren. Sandra is a ret...

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Action Research: How One School Community Lives Out the TRC Calls to Action

Facilitate by:
Dr. Brandon Needham
Good Spirit School Division

Dr. Brandon Needham is currently a rural school principal with the Good Spirit School Division (GSSD). As an in-school administrator, Brandon is keenly interested in how the infusion of Indigenous his...

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Acknowledging Together, Writing Together, Learning Together: How Sun West School Division Collaboratively Wrote a Land Acknowledgement

Facilitate by:
Liz Zdunich
Sun West School Division

Elizabeth Zdunich is a teacher who enjoys the adventure of learning and revitalizing Cree language and culture. Her current role with Sun West School Division is as an Indigenous Perspectives Engagement Coach. S...

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Teen Photographer Portrays Homeless

This 10-minute online video is of a teen photographer, Leah Denbok, that creates black-and-white images of the homeless of North America. The video features footage of the artist in the street talking to her subjects while explaining her style, inspired by artist Lee Jeffries.


Follow the Rock

This video shows how First Nations from across British Columbia have gathered over the past 50 years to take part in the All Native Basketball Tournament. The tournament opens with a four-hour ceremony, where each team proudly dances into the gym to the sound of traditional drumming and song. Mor...


Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 2. Ed

Eduard Minevich was born in Omsk, Russia and lived in Leningrad during the siege. One day during the war he saved a man's life who in return offered to teach Ed to play violin. Now in Canada, Ed has been concertmaster in London, Kitchener and Regina.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 4. Dr. Li

Dr. Zhi Heng Li is a Chinese doctor that specializes in the treatment of chronic pain. Using a combination of herbs and acupuncture, he demonstrates the value of Chinese medicine that is not successfully treated through traditional Western practice.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 3. Mouneeb

Mouneeb Shahid operates a media production company in Saskatoon. His competitive advantage is his ability to innovate faster than his competition. As many young entrepreneurs experience, running a business comes with consequences for his home life.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 5. Haidah

Haidah Amirzadeh entered Canada as a political refugee. She arrived without speaking English. Now she is an immigration lawyer, the President of the Board of Directors at the Open Door Society, and is married to a prominent Canadian artist.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 6. Leemai

Leemai Lafontaine comes from a musical family. His parents raised a family that toured Canada as the musical group "The Fifth Generation". Today Leemai is studying to be a dentist while still pursuing his dream of becoming a hip hop music artist.

Landing: Stories from the Cultural Divide. Season 3, Episode 1. Danny

Danny Bradbury came to Canada from London to marry a girl from Saskatchewan. His home life is that of a regular Canadian, but work life puts him on the cutting edge of the postmodern economy. Danny is an exploration of the virtualization of culture.

Teaching Sensitive Content in the Classroom

The purpose of the presentation is to describe strategies teachers can use to approach content that may be perceived as sensitive in their community in order to:

  • ensure the learning environment is safe for respectful dialogue;
  • teach students how to think critically about any...

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