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
It seems like every day a new cause comes to our attention online and begins to trend on social media. Some of the causes take off and trend for weeks and months, like the Ice Bucket Challenge. Other things trending on the internet, like the way the new Ken Doll looks, fizzle out in no time. Va-Md … Continue reading Online activism has to only be a starting point
I used several resources the compile a list of 26 relevant questions surrounding Treaty Four. Each question was made onto its own “playing card” with the question on one side and the answer on the other side. The trivia game is for two to four players, and can be played in groups as well. A … Continue reading Treaty 4 Trivia
Lesson Plan By: Kim Thue Grade Level(s): Grade Six Subject Areas: Math & Treaty Ed Overview / Essential Question: (Big Idea) Are Treaties being fulfilled? Are promises being kept? Curriculum Outcomes: (the what) Math: SP6.1 Extend understanding of data analysis to include: line graphs. Graphs of discrete data. Data collection through questionnaires, experiments, databases, and … Continue reading Treaty Promises in Relation to Inflation
The first song that I tried to learn on the ukulele was Bob Marley's "Three Little Birds". From my understanding, "Three Little Birds" is the most basic song for beginners. I'm no pro, and you may not be able to even tell that it's "Three Little Birds" that I'm playing, but to me, it was … Continue reading You Are My Sunshine (in theory).