Collaborative Community: Beyond Orange Shirt Day
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Collaborative Community: Beyond Orange Shirt Day
Presented by: Donna Ross
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday, May 11, 2022 | 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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About the Session:

Orange Shirt Day/ National Day for Truth and Reconciliation provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the legacy of residential schools. More than 150,000 First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children attended these mandatory schools between the 1870’s and late 1990’s.

The Beyond Orange Shirt Day Collaborative Community provides an opportunity for educators across the province to come together in discussion, share resources, and build common understandings throughout the year in recognition of the spirit that true reconciliation requires on-going learning and action.

Through this collaborative community, participants will:

  • Deepen understanding of residential schools and their legacy.
  • Strengthen capacity to embed Indigenous perspectives into classroom practice.
  • Support student achievement by engaging in collaborative and whole-school approaches to building capacity in First Nations, Metis, and Inuit education.
  • Support the success of Indigenous learners.
About the Presenter(s):
Donna Ross

is a 31-year educator. She is Cree Métis from Saskatchewan and member of the One Arrow First Nation, Treaty Six territory. Donna began her teaching career as a classroom teacher with Tsuut’ina Nation and continued to support First Nations learners in subsequent positions with Siksika and Stoney Nakoda Nations, and is currently an Indigenous Designer of Learning with the Calgary Regional Consortium. Donna brings passion and a deep knowledge of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit histories, the impact of residential schools, and the embedding of Indigenous ways of knowing into Alberta curriculum and organizational culture. She is also a proud kokum!

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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