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Chanie Wenjack School

An indigenous students in her convocation outfit standing with her family on either side of her in the Gathering Space
for Indigenous Studies

Chanie Wenjack School

Professional Learning Courses

ENWEYING: The Way We Speak Together 

"Enweying" is an Anishinaabemowin word meaning, "the way we speak together". The Enweying Institute is an emerging professional learning centre that addresses diverse educational needs. It will offer different forms of workshops and courses based on identified needs and priorities.  We are offering our signature course in May and June, 2018 to educators and health service providers. We will also offer accredited or non-accredited learning courses and will seek partnerships and collaborations where appropriate. We will foster conversation and deeper understanding of Indigenous peoples and their knowledges, lands and cultures as well as relationships between Indigenous and settler Canadians.  We aim to provide foundational, specialized and advanced knowledge to support understanding necessary for reconciliation.

A 3-day professional learning opportunity for educators and health care providers.

Register for the 3 day Course

Day 1 - Foundations

  • Early history and diversity of Indigenous people
  • Colonization and the Indian Act
  • Policies of control in health care and schooling
  • Treaties: Mississauga Treaties film
  • Terminology – how do we use words?
  • Understanding privilege and alliance building

Day 2 - Culture, Land, Water

  • Medicine wheel teachings
  • Cultural protocols (the courage to ask, the wisdom to learn)
  • Learning from the Land: Experiential Learning
  • Learning from the Water: Experiential learning

Day 3 - Moving Forward Together 

  • Learning in action for your professional work in your field of health care or education
  • Feast
  • Reconciliation, alliances and allyship commitments
  • Closing ceremony

The Enweying Professional Learning Institute Certificate, “Indigenous Foundations in Health and Education”, will be issued for those completing 21 hours of training.
Contact: enweyinglearning@trentu.ca