Bringing reconciliation into the classroom and the community

Lisa Howell presents at the 2016 Canada’s History Forum.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted November 27, 2016

In this presentation, Lisa Howell discusses her approaches and experiences in teaching Indigenous history to elementary school students. She recounts and reflects on their involvement in community outreach projects including Shannen’s Dream.

This presentation by Lisa Howell is part of the “Teaching and Communicating Indigenous History” Panel at the 9th Canada’s History Forum, Engaging Authentic Indigenous Histories that was held on November 27, 2016 in Ottawa. This event was organized by Canada’s National History Society and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation. We are grateful to the RBC Foundation for their financial support.

Lisa Howell lives on unceded Algonquin territory in Ottawa. She is a passionate teacher, traveller, environmentalist, activist, sole parent, artist, and student. Her thesis is entitled “Reconciliation in Action” and examines the experiences of teachers and students involved in Aboriginal social justice projects in their classrooms and communities. 

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