Knowledge Exchange Gathering: All of Our Relations

Embedding Indigenous Knowledge in Early Years and Child Care The Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence for Early Years and Child Care is extending an invitation to early years professionals to attend our upcoming Knowledge Exchange Gathering: Wednesday, September 18 from 10am – 12 pm.  This month, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, and educators will discuss the importance […]

Indigenous Pedagogy in Early Years and Child Care Environments Gathering

Date: September 24th – 26th Location: Kenjgewin Teg, M’Chigeeng First Nation This gathering will focus on aligning Indigenous Knowledge with How Does Learning Happen? Ontario’s Pedagogy for the Early Years. To inspire a desire for learning, educators will learn how land-based theory and practice can be used to create high quality early learning environments.

Fostering Indigenous Identity through Connection to Land – by Andrea Williams

As an Indigenous Community Educator with the Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence I have the privilege of being invited to participate in land-based gatherings held across the province. These opportunities allow for a chance to demonstrate one of the primary teachings held within Indigenous ways of knowing – land is our first teacher. By modelling […]

Reflections on: Land is our First Teacher, Establishing and Maintaining Relationships Gathering

Beatriz Alvarez, Inuit Liaison           Kortright Centre, Vaughan ON         April, 2019 DAY ONE: “Land is our first Teacher” began with windy weather and the threat of snow/rainfall which made it immediately obvious that nature takes it time regardless of all attendees’ eagerness to have spring-like weather greeting our day outdoor We were greeted at the door and […]