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Pro-D Day

Indigenous Learning Focus

FEB 14




Feb 14


Arrival & Refreshments 


Welcoming Address


Morning Session




Afternoon Session


End of Day

The Workshops


The Village Project Workshop

Cowichan Elders

Social Planning Cowichan

All-day Workshop: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Cultural Connections has a story to share about reconciliation: its highs and lows, the emotions it stirs up and unimaginable gifts. This experiential process is facilitated by Cowichan Elders who are working together with Canadians. The team will take you through the story of the first 145 years of Canada’s history and into the era of reconciliation. Participants will laugh, reconsider, reflect, deepen their understanding, maybe shed a tear, answer some tough questions and perhaps inspire a few new ones. This workshop is for anyone interested in developing a deeper understanding of our story, our history, how to build relationships, embrace diversity, end racism and build a community.

The Way of Council Workshop 

Corinna Stevenson

Morning Workshop: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

For over 24 years Corinna has taught and guided people through personal transformation, first as a high school teacher and then as a therapeutic wilderness guide.  The Way of Council is about embracing deep listening, bearing witness, and compassionate action.


During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the principles of Council, a group practice for fostering healthy community, inquiry, and transformation which is both elegantly simple and remarkably powerful. Learning how to trust yourself, how to accept and even appreciate the unknown, welcome the mystery, and trust the unfolding while committing fully to do one’s part in maintaining balance are a few of the experiences that are at the heart of Council.  

Wilderness Guide

Storytelling Workshop 

 First Nations Artist

Arthur Vickers

Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 pm - 4:00pm

Arthur Vickers is at the forefront of contemporary First Nations artists who draw inspiration from their history and heritage within the milieu of 21st-century cultural influences.  For Vickers, art is a means of storytelling, and through his artist's voice, he unlocks the magic and mystery of his heritage and of some of the world's most stunning landscapes and coastlines. 


Arthur will take you through the storytelling process and provide guidance on how to use storytelling in the classroom to engage and stimulate student learning.  

Indigenous Pedagogy in the Classroom Workshop 

Anjeanette Dawson

Morning Workshop: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Afternoon Workshop: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Anjeanette has been involved in Indigenous Education for 32 years. Her career began in a small village called Kingcome Inlet as a Special Education Aide. She moved home to Vancouver and worked in School District 44 for 3 years as a First Nations Support Worker.  Anjeanette worked for the Squamish Nation as the Elementary Home School Counsellor where she advocated for our students in grades K5 – Grade 7 for 22 years. 


This workshop invites participants to brainstorm, share and learn different strategies to use in your classroom and in your lessons.  Anjeanette will provide you with ways to think outside the box and to think differently. 

Indigenous Learning Consultant

The Venue

Shawnigan Lake School

1975 Renfrew Rd,

Shawnigan Lake, BC V0R 2W1


There will be parking available near the flag pole in the main parking area at the front of the school.   








Please Bring: Your own water bottle/coffee mug to reduce waste.  Please bring a computer or notebook for taking notes.  

Registration: Please ensure to select 2 workshops if selecting half-day workshops.  All sessions have an attendee capacity. If you have selected a workshop that has reached its capacity you will be notified and requested to select another option.

Dress Code: Please feel free to come in casual/comfortable attire on the day.




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