Pre-Gathering Workshops

On Wednesday, November 29th, the day before the official start of the National Gathering, join fellow Educators for one of two pre-Gathering workshops. These full-day workshops will give you a chance to dig deeper into one of these cutting-edge topics. The Pre-Gathering workshops are expected to sell out fast, so be sure to sign up early.  To read in-depth descriptions of each workshop and for full bios of the presenters, please click the Register Online buttons below. 


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Truth and Reconciliation: An Educator’s Guide


Presented by: Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, Associate Professor / Acting Head, Department of Native Studies, The University of Manitoba, MB


Workshop A Sponsor 

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
ReconciliAction: Decolonize and Indigenize to renew our Nation-to-Nation Relationship

Presented by: Eileen Clearsky, Assistant Professor, Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB and Ixchel Bennett, Course Director and Practicum Facilitator, York University/Toronto District School Board, Toronto, ON

Workshop Option B
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Film Screening from the National Film Board: We Can’t Make The Same Mistake Twice

Directed by: Alanis Obomsawin

We Cant make the same mistake twice

Workshop B Sponsor