AUDIENCE: ALL MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
This webinar will take participants through the basics of treaties in Canada. By engaging in activities and thinking critically about Canadian policy, you will leave with ideas and resources for teaching Treaty Education in Alberta classrooms. We will explore what a treaty is, and what it is not, and go through common misconceptions and facts about treaties in Alberta.
This webinar is supported through a grant from Alberta Education.
Etienna Moostoos-Laffertywas born and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. Etienna is from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Etienna has 7 years of teaching experience both on and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school systems. Etienna spent most of her educating years working for an Indigenous perspective school with the Calgary Board of Education where she learned the importance of culture and language in Indigenous education.
Etienna has since moved back to Edmonton to start a family and has worked as a consultant for ATA and Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. She helped to develop and implement workshops aimed at promoting reconciliation through understanding. Etienna has created resources for the consortia that helps members of school communities to better understand topics such as Residential Schools, Metis Settlements, Inuit history, Myths and Stereotypes of Indigenous people, progression of the TRC, and finally, treaties.
Etienna is currently employed by Evergreen Catholic Schools as an Indigenous Education Coach and is completing her Master’s full time at the University of Alberta. She has a 3 year old daughter named Layla, and has a husband who is also a teacher and works for Edmonton Public Schools.