Learning from the Land and Indigenous People
Camp for Teachers
Date: August 10 - 14, 2020
Burleigh Falls, Lovesick Lake
Fee: $500 (certificate awarded), maximum 20 teachers
Collaboratively with Nicole Bell, teachers will experience land-based and cultural activities in Burleigh Falls on Lovesick Lake to personally develop a connection to the environment and an awareness of Indigenous people (specifically Anishinaabe). Teachers will further develop their knowledge, motivation, and skills to facilitate the transmission of an environmental consciousness, from an Indigenous perspective, to their students while also meeting the cultural needs of Indigenous students and the cross-cultural awareness needs of non-Indigenous students. These outcomes will assist teachers in implementing the First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Education Policy Framework and the Acting Today, Shaping Tomorrow: Environmental Education in Ontario Schools Policy Framework. The Learning From the Land and Indigenous People Camp for Teachers supports reconciliation efforts first with ourselves as teachers, then with and among our students, and finally in relation to the natural world.
Dr. Nicole Bell is Anishinaabe (bear clan) from Kitigan Zibi First Nation. Nicole is the mother of five boys and is the founder of a K-12 Anishinaabe culture-based school. She is currently an Associate Professor in the School of Education and Professional Learning at Trent University. Her research interests include: culture-based education, infusing Indigenous knowledge into public education and teacher education, Indigenous research methodology, and decolonization and healing.
Nicole Bell | firstname.lastname@example.org