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Thursday, February 25 • 9:00am - Friday, March 12 • 3:00pm
Authentically Metis: Moving Digital Stories From Communities to Classrooms

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In this session, Metis educators Yvonne Poitras Pratt, Billie-Jo Grant, and Lisa Cruickshank share the ways in which intergenerational digital stories created by the Metis are now being used to teach educators about the unique perspectives of the Metis people in Alberta. As community resources created by Metis people, a select sampling of the digital stories and accompanying teacher guides will be shared showing how we can ensure that Metis stories are told by, with, and for Metis people.

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Yvonne Poitras Pratt

Authentically Metis: Moving Digital Stories into the Classroom, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary
Yvonne Poitras Pratt (Métis) traces her ancestral roots to the Red River, and more recently to Fishing Lake Métis Settlement in northeastern Alberta where both her parents’ families settled in the early 1900’s. Yvonne worked with members of the Fishing Lake community to create... Read More →

Lisa Cruickshank

Metis history, resources, stories, Rupertsland Institute
Lisa is a proud member of the Métis Nation of Alberta. Lisa has worked in the K-12 system for 19 years in various capacities such as: Elementary Educator, Indigenous Education Consultant, Provincial Curriculum Development, and is now currently the Director for Métis Education and... Read More →
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Billie-Jo Grant

Associate Director Métis Education and Lifelong Learning, Rupertsland Institute
Billie-Jo Grant is a proud citizen of the Métis Nation of Alberta with over 20 years of classroom experience teaching K-9 students in both the public and Catholic school divisions. She was the recipient of a 2017 Indspire National Award in the role model category for Indigenous education... Read More →

Thursday February 25, 2021 9:00am - Friday March 12, 2021 3:00pm MST
Pre-recorded Session