About the webinar
This webinar examines treaty relationships through an inquiry into the historical relationship between aboriginal and non-Indigenous people in Canada. The presenter will share how grade 9 students deepened their understanding of Indigenous perspectives, specifically the affirmation of collective rights through an examination of treaty rights and research into historically significant events that impacted the relationship and Canadian society. The project focused on specific curricular outcomes of assessing, critically how the increased demand for recognition of collective rights has impacted the legislative process in Canada, and equally importantly, taking up issues of aboriginal perspectives, citizenship, diversity, pluralism, and social cohesion as identified through the Alberta Social Studies Program of Studies.
About the presenter
Shashi Shergill is a passionate social justice educator who has taught grades 8, 9 and 5 humanities. Influenced by the work of educational theorists such as Dewey and Freire, notions of ethical citizenship, student voice and engagement guide Shashi’s practice. A lifelong learner, Shashi will begin work on her doctorate in education this summer, specializing in curriculum studies. Shashi is currently an Assistant Principal at Connect Charter School in Calgary. She has three children and is an avid reader and knitter.
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