- October 23, 2021
9:00 am - 4:30 pm
The Building Bridges through Understanding the Village workshop will provide educators the opportunity to cognitively and emotionally comprehend how colonization affected Indigenous communities throughout generations. The participants will learn how to begin the process of decolonizing the education system in order to create culturally appropriate early childhood education programs. In her master thesis, Laura Jane Buchanan wrote: “This workshop is geared to solutions rather than recrimination and is a forum in which to ask questions.” The training maintains a non-blame and non-shame perspective and is an invitation to participants to become part of the ongoing healing that is already taking place in many Indigenous ‘villages’.
Presenter: Kathi Camilleri
Kathi is an Aboriginal woman who has coordinated healing programs in the Aboriginal Community for 19 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies. Kathi works with Aboriginal Mental Health and has her own consulting business. She facilitates strategic planning sessions and experiential workshops regarding Canada’s Policy of Assimilation and Colonization with social workers, foster parents, health care workers, church groups, students and educators, frontline workers in communities across Canada. The healing power and personal impact of this work elicits rave reviews. One participant wrote: “Kathi uses humour, kindness and wisdom to hold the space safely for us while we change how we see the world and how we forever interact with those who have Aboriginal Heritage. It is easy to learn because of her gentle ways, and her respect for all people.”
– This workshop will be addressing Residential Schools and its effects in an in‐depth way. Participation may trigger unresolved grief and loss issues for some.
– To register, please call 604-572-8032.
– Each participant will receive the revised BC Early Learning Framework book.
– Doors open at 8:30 am.
– Lunch and refreshments will be provided.
This workshop is made possible through the ECE Professional Development Bursary Fund and is held in partnership with Delta Continuing Education, Early Childhood Education Department.
Venue: Delta Manor Education Centre