One of the main ideas when it comes to my engaged citizenship commitment was to immerse myself in Treaty Education, build relationships and give back. What I have been struggling with internally is making sure that I am living this commitment, and not just approaching it like it's a "checklist", something that Mike Cappello discusses often. In … Continue reading Considering my Commitment.
I received feedback for my engaged citizen blogs that have been done to this point. As we continue down the road we are as teachers, giving feedback to your peers remains an area that I think a lot of us might struggle with. When I worked in media, I always had difficulty when people in … Continue reading Feedback for my Feedback
Treaty Ed Camp over the weekend was something that I was very glad to be apart of. I enjoyed Friday night and Saturday morning listening and talking to different many different people throughout campus. A couple moments and experiences really stuck out however. Early Saturday morning I took part in my first ever pipe ceremony. … Continue reading An emotional afternoon
In the first week of October, I signed up to help facilitate a blanket exercise at Campion College. It was my 2nd time facilitating a blanket exercise. The first time I did a blanket exercise, I was a European, who handed out scrolls. No speaking roles, but it was a good opportunity to get involved … Continue reading This is our story.
In 2013, Orange Shirt Day was born out of Phyllis' story. September 30th commemorates the day that children were taken to residential schools, and acts as day to combat racism and oppression. At Victoria Park here in Regina, community members got together for a reconciliation event called "Orange Shirt Day Walk". Orange Shirt Day I … Continue reading Every Child Matters
After thinking about my commitment some more, I decided to add a piece to it. It was born out of introductions prior to blanket exercises and circle talks. In particular, a circle talk I was apart of in Lebret a couple of weeks ago. When it was my turn to introduce myself, it felt like … Continue reading Searching for an Identity.
Over the past two years, I've become more aware of my white settler heritage and the privilege that comes along side that background. It hasn't been an easy exploration and I would say the journey is still only in it's infancy. What comes along with looking into your background and dissecting your identity is finding … Continue reading Making a Commitment
When Katia first mentioned one of our assignments for ECMP 355 was to "learn something", I instantly knew I wanted to try to learn the ukulele. I had got one from my sister for Christmas and had yet to try to it out. This was a perfect opportunity. With no musical talent or experience, this … Continue reading “Duke of the Uke” Learning Project Wrap-Up
I'll start off by saying the level of participation and engagement in this course was really great to see. Every day somebody was asking a question on our Google Community and at least one person would try to give some advice. On Twitter, class members consistently posted articles and resources, not to mention links … Continue reading Contributing to the Learning of Others
This week I really wanted to work on my strumming. I've got the rough idea on a couple of songs in "You are my Sunshine" and "Three Little Birds". In order to be able to go beyond sounding like these songs and actually being able to play them, and learn other more difficult songs, I … Continue reading Strumming Up a Storm