In this webinar, you will embark on a truth mission, digging into the how and why of stereotypes of Indigenous people in Canadian society. You will be exposed to many misconceptions about Indigenous people and learn how education and media have worked to shape contemporary ideas of "Indigeneity." We will unveil some of the most prevalent (and sometimes uncomfortable) myths about Indigenous people and focus on how to rebuild and repair relationships through ally work.
This learning opportunity is being offered through a grant from Alberta Education.
Etienna Moostoos-LaffertyEtienna Moostoos-Lafferty was 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.