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Literature in Action: How Books that Centre Indigenous Voices Can Enact Change in the Classroom and Beyond
Join three educators from the Laboratory School at the Dr. Eric Jackson Institute of Child Study, as they share how literature that centres Indigenous voices can enact change in the classroom and beyond.

Norah will focus on a foundational piece of Truth and Reconciliation (T&R), speaking to how reading outside supports students with forming a relationship with the natural world. From an Indigenous perspective “reconciliation will never occur unless we are also reconciled with the Earth” (TRC Final Report). Ben will speak about how Indigenous texts for novel and graphic novel study create spaces for deep analysis and discussion, focussing on T&R’s Call to Action 63, “building student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect.” Krista will speak to the work of developing students’ critical lens for representation and authentic voices, sharing texts and resources that provide opportunities to share historical and modern truths, as well as strategies for action.

Feb 23, 2023 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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