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Syilx Voices and Reflection: Education’s Roles/Responsibilities Across/Around Turtle Island

March 3, 2023 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join a conversation circle led by Dr. Jeannette Armstrong, Canada Research Chair in Okanagan Indigenous Knowledge and Philosophy; Pauline Terbasket, Executive Director, Okanagan Nation Alliance; and Dr. Bill Cohen, Okanagan School of Education as they reflect on local and regional decolonizing curricular efforts. These reflections will act as provocations for drawing important attention to the role of local traditions, perspectives, and concerns, revealing insights in the shaping and the continued mobilization, of reconciliation efforts.

The circle will be comprised of educators, scholars and community members; including:

  • Dr. Dwayne Donald, Canada Research Chair in Reimagining Teacher Education with Indigenous Wisdom Traditions, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Jan Hare, Dean pro tem Faculty of Education, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Pedagogy, UBC
  • Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, Vice-Dean, Graduate Programs, University of Ottawa
  • Dr. Sandra Styres, Canada Research Chair in Iethi’nihsténha Ohwentsia’kékha (Land), Resurgence, Reconciliation and the Politics of Education, University of Toronto



Please register by February 23, 2023. Capacity is limited.

Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is part of the Co-Curricular-Making—Honouring Indigenous Connections to Land, Culture, and the Relational Self SSHRC funded research project. Starting in the fall of 2021, this project has brought local Elders, Knowledge Keepers, university researchers, local partners and participating educators together to seek respectful ways for educators to align their teaching practices toward reconciliation.

By the end of the five-year project, teachers and their students will have gained deeper understandings of Syilx culture with teachings that connect land, culture and understandings of self in the world.

Learn more at education.ok.ubc.ca/cocurricularmaking


March 3, 2023
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


University Centre (UNC) – Ballroom
3272 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
UNC 200
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Networking, Talk/Lecture
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Indigenous, Personal and Professional Development
Alumni, Community, Faculty, Staff, Families, Partners and Industry, Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Research Associates