The Indigenous Scholar Series is presented by the Aboriginal Students’ Centre and the Department of Indigenous Studies.
Date: Wednesday, Jan. 19
Time: 11:30 am–1 pm
Location: Online via Zoom
About this event
In nêhiyaw education, story has been used as an experiential method of nation-building. Through story we can create, critically respond, relate and learn. In response to 150+ years of colonial destruction of Indigenous systems, we will discuss how story connects language, history, land relationships, and laws to revitalize systems.
Mika Lafond is nêhiyaw iskwêw from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. She resides in Treaty 6 territory. She is a mother, educator and author. Mika graduated from ITEP and went on to design the Kihtwam program to engage high school youth in her community. She completed a MFA and published a bilingual poetry book. Her passion in Indigenous education has led her to pursue language revitalization, nation-building, and land based education.
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