First Virtual National Gathering 2021

Champions of Change, Honouring Resiliency

October 27 – 28

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The First Nations Education Administrators Association (FNEAA) is a Gathering Place for education administrators, educators, principals, directors of education, Chiefs, teachers, students and learners at all levels. Members gather to connect and network in ways that will help navigate the delivery of education in our nations, regions and country. FNEAA is committed to the values associated in the teachings of our members’ Nations.

The Conference

The National Gathering provides an opportunity to network, share education best practices, and give voice to invaluable insights and perspectives regarding the Champions of Change and Honouring Resiliency. First Nations Directors of Education, principals, teachers, educators, Elders, students, Indigenous Institutes and partners in First Nations education are invited to join us and take part in FNEAA’s First Virtual Annual National Gathering.

 

Conference Theme

First Nations education nurtures our children’s mind, body, spirit and emotions so that their learning spirit is ignited to strengthen their resiliency to change the world. By embracing our voice through holistic learning, it is anticipated that the National Gathering will inspire and provide renewal to participants. First Nations have responded to the pandemic with resiliency and adaption with exciting lessons learned and best practices to share.

Why Join the Conference?

It is with great excitement that the FNEAA Board of Directors and staff invite you to participate in the First Virtual Annual National Gathering on October 27 & 28, 2021 via the zoom platform. The theme of the National Gathering is Champions of Change – Honouring Resiliency which highlights four specific quadrants of lifelong learning and growth in a First Nations educational context. Register Now

Competency Quadrants

Join a group to meet and discuss with interested participants on the themes below:

Change

Best Practices and Lessons Learned from COVID-19. View Group

Resilience

First Nations Languages, Cultures and Land-Based Learning View Group

Reconciliation

Mental Health, Elders and Healing View Group

Control

First Nations Control of First Nations Education View Group

schedule

Plenary Session

Learning Bird

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Vendors Questions and Answers.

*Door Prize Give Away (Donation from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library)
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 9:40 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Session

Opening Prayer – Mike Mitchell, Knowledge Keeper

Opening remarks – Dr. Paulette Tremblay

Master of Ceremony – Simon Brascoupé

Keynote speakers:

Taiaiake Alfred, Author and Educator, Kahnawa:ke, QC

Panel speakers – Champions of Change; Honouring Resiliency

– Darren Googoo, Director of Education, Membertou First Nation

– Maureen Johns, Director of Education, Pasqua First Nation #79

– Davin Dumas, Director of Language and Culture, Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre

– Chief Emily Whetung, Curve Lake First Nation

Announcements and Message from Khrystyna Orobets, MNP
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plenary Session

Greenfield Learning – Arthur Lin

FlagHouse – Matt Milligan

Vendors Questions and Answers.

*Door Prize Give Away (FlagHouse donation of sports equipment)
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 12:20 pm
Oral Presentation

LUNCH BREAK Presentation by Dr. Cathy Martin. FNEAA workshops and webinars for 2021-2022
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 12:20 pm – 1:00 pm
Workshop

1:00 – 1:45 pm, Transforming First Nations Education: Journey to Establishing a First Nations Education Authority, Dr. Daphne Mai’stoina

1:45 – 2:30 pm, Cultural Sensitivity Presentation, Lisa Jerome
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop

1:00 – 1:45 pm, Re-Awakening: Cowessess First Nation Education, Sandy Pinay-Schindler

1:45 – 2:30 pm, Resiliency, Technology, and Constructivism with Indigenous Education, Edward Mirasty and Vince Brittain
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop

1:00 – 1:45 pm, Hope as the Foundation of Resiliency, Maureen Johns

1:45 – 2:30 pm, Dr. Gwendolyn Point
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Workshop

Navigating Regional Education Agreements – What Do You Need to Know?”
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Plenary Session

Concordia University – Veronica Lefebvre

Dadavan Systems – Justin Moore

Vendors Questions and Answers

*Door Prize Give Away
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm – 2:50 pm
Workshop

Case Study. Reconciliation in Action: Developing a “Gold Standard” Relationship between Trent University and Curve Lake First Nation
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop

3:00 – 3:45 pm, The Gift of Resiliency, Dr. Imelda Perry and

3:45 – 4:30 pm, Traditional Practices in Conflict Resolution, Rose-Ann Martin
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Workshop

3:00 – 3:45pm, Opaskwayak Education Services’ student-centered response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bev Fontaine

3:45 – 4:30 pm, Forest Kindergarten; Land-Based Learning, Joyce and Brenda Germain and,
Reading Through the Pandemic: Inspiring Change and Building Resiliency with Online Literacy Tutoring, Jacob Pitawanakwat and Fabrice Grover
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Plenary Session

Moderator Introduction of Vendors.

Manon Lamontagne, FNEAA Vice President, Human Resources and Services, Moderator.

First Nations Housing Professionals Association – David Assinewai

Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada – Anne-Marie Cenaiko

Vendors Questions and Answers.
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 9:40 am – 10:00 am
Plenary Session

Opening Prayer – Mike Mitchell, Knowledge Keeper

Opening remarks – Darren Googoo, Chair of the Board, FNEAA

Keynote speaker – Terry Goodtrack, President & CEO, AFOA Canada
Message from Darrell Wellington, Syntronic
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Workshop

Best practices/ Lesson learned
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop

11:00 – 11:30 am, Education for Decolonization: Lessons from the Kahnawà:ke Experience, Dr. Taiaiake Alfred

11:30 – 12:00 pm, Mike Mitchell
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Workshop

11:00 – 11:30 am, Immersion Capacity Building, Minogiizhgad

11:30 – 12:00 pm, Sykes Powderface
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Plenary Session

Announcement of Vendor Passport Draw
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Oral Presentation

FNEAA AGM
Date: October 28, 2021
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Grand Prize Giveaway

Apikan Gallery Algonquin Moose II Sculpture

Sculpture h18” x w18” x d6” steel and acrylic paint 

This model contains three Whiskeyjack birds sat on top of a moose.

The Whiskeyjack is the trickster in Algonquin culture.  The Whiskeyjack teachings are about the importance of sharing.

Second in a series of three models for the Algonquin Moose sculpture now located at Pimisi Station, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Registration fees

Members
$400

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Non-Members
$700

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Students & Elders

FREE

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Students and Elders pay no admission.

If you have any questions, please contact FNEAA staff at (343) 585-3333, or by email at info@fneaa.ca.

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