September 18, 2018
Many teachers want to implement new provincial curricula aimed at addressing Indigenous knowledges into the classrooms, and many don’t feel equipped or understand the mechanisms that have brought present day education systems to their current state. Brandon will spend time breaking down these concepts and will also strategize about where to go next in your educator journeys. It’s not enough time to cover all topics or problems but it will definitely change the way you see yourselves as educators and will feel more empowered when you leave the room.
Be prepared to do away with a product based learning outcome and enjoy working in a process based workshop.
This workshop has been delivered in multiple school districts with all grade levels, and has also been brought into university classrooms by Brandon Gabriel and has received excellent reviews.
Brandon is a graduate of the Langley School District, and is also a graduate of Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Anthropology and Visual Arts, and received his BFA from the prestigious Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Brandon continues his studies at the Justice Institute of BC and KPU in indigenous governance and CADD (Computer Aided Design). Brandon works for the Community Arts Council of Vancouver, Vancouver Schools, Surrey Schools, and in his home studio. Brandon’s life partner Melinda Bige whose ancestral homelands are from Lutsel’ke Dené territory in NWT is an accomplished Scholar, artist, and activist. They have a beautiful daughter named Jamie who was born in March of 2016. They are a force to be reckoned with.