The National Gathering for Indigenous Education brings together more than 500 educators interested in improving the educational outcomes of K-12 Indigenous Students.
2019 Theme: Transforming and Healing through Education
The 2019 National Gathering for Indigenous Education offers one and a half days of workshops and presentations by educators from across Canada.
Take advantage of this opportunity to refresh and renew your passion for teaching by meeting other educators and learning about best practices in Indigenous education.
From our optional pre-gathering workshop to our professional presentations and our keynote lunch, you’ll learn from education experts and discover new research at NG2019.
NG 2019 is your opportunity to:
The National Gathering attracts people from many areas, including:
Wednesday, November 20
|7:30 am||Registration Opens|
|9:00 am||Pre-Gathering* Workshop Begins|
|4:00 pm||Pre-Gathering Workshop Ends|
Thursday, November 21
|7:00 am –
|Registration, Sheraton Centre Hotel|
|Opening Ceremony – Main Hall|
|Panel Discussion: Moderated by Roberta Jamieson|
|10:00 am –
|Plated lunch, Guiding the Journey Educator Awards Ceremony|
Friday, November 22
|7:00 am –
|Opening Remarks, NC Plaque Presentation|
|9:00 am –
|2:00 pm||Event Ends|
*The Pre-Gathering is an optional additional day that participants can choose to purchase tickets for. Learning in the pre-gathering workshop fosters more in-depth learning focused on __________. Tradeshow hours are 7:30 am – 4:30 pm on November 21, 7:30 am – 2:00 pm on November 22.
Presented by Dr. Niigaan Sinclair
Associate Professor / Acting Head, Department of Native Studies, The University of Manitoba, MB
The 94 recommendations from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission report (TRC) call to action Canadians from teachers to every sector and industry. In order to achieve true reconciliation, it is of fundamental importance that both private and public sectors receive information and interpretation of the TRC, as it relates to them.
This one-day workshop utilizes the final report of the TRC and its final 94 recommendations as the framework. The workshop and accompanying educator’s guide provides educators with competency on how to incorporate the final report of the TRC into classrooms, schools, and other educational settings. Participants will receive training on two key themes: Legacy and Reconciliation. The workshop will be participatory and experiential, while also assisting with education planning. The accompanying educator’s guide contains 22 education plans, which address each of the TRC’s educational recommendations, to use as a reference.
“I thought that the timing of everything worked really well. I loved the workshops offered, there was a huge variety. It was really helpful that it showed which ones were dedicated towards leadership. I enjoyed watching the teachers and organizations receive their awards, as well as the panel with past recipients. My favourite part though, was how inclusive it is to everyone!”
– Brigitte Benning, Indigenous Educator, Peace Wapiti School District
“While many may offer workshops to assist teachers in realizing the TRC Calls to Action, The National Gathering ensures that the voice of Indigenous people stays at the fore. Even more importantly, this conference fed my soul at the same time as it increased my knowledge and provoked reflection. I recommend this conference wherever I travel.”
– Diane Dewing, President, Ontario Teachers’ Federation
“The presenters were interesting and I found all of my sessions quite informative. I will incorporate some educational strategies in my classroom right away and my curricular planning in the upcoming month will be much more informed. I met other people who shared some of my interests so I’m sure I’ll develop these new connections in the near future.”
– Maxine Hildebrandt, Teacher, Mother Earth’s Children’s Charter School
Attending the National Gathering is a great investment in not only your success, but the future success your students and organization. To help make it as easy as possible for you to attend, we’ve created a template you can use to persuade your leaders that attending will be an excellent professional development opportunity. Click the button below to download the sample letter.
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