The University of Winnipeg
Teaching History Summer Institute 2013
The Department of History, University of Winnipeg, and Manitoba Education Present
2013 UW Teaching History Summer Institute:
July 8-10, 2013
Since Confederation and in fact earlier, Indigenous peoples of Canada have encountered discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and indifference both from the state and non-indigenous (settler) population, in stark contrast to previous centuries when Indigenous peoples and European newcomers understood one another as mutually interdependent nations of peoples. First peoples have since endured and resisted a pervasive and ongoing colonization and assimilation, the keystone of which has been an education system, until recently, fundamentally opposed to Indigenous cultures, identities, and traditions of education. Though Aboriginal adaptation and resilience mark the centuries (as they did for millennia before), only in the last several decades has a reformation occurred in which First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples have begun to recover from institutionalized paternalism and racism and reassert their sovereignty and identity. Slowly, the legacy is changing.
The 2013 University of Winnipeg Teaching History Summer Institute explores the relationship between the history(s) of Aboriginal peoples and education in light of the Indigenous re-appropriation of both, toward the imperative of appreciating, understanding, and communicating Indigenous perspectives to students and the public. Insights from Indigenous teachings and cutting-edge scholarship will be combined to produce practical and creative strategies for the classroom. Indigenous perspectives are considered both from point of view of understanding, historically, indigenous actors/peoples and from the perspective of contemporary issues, with a regional emphasis that includes the Idle No More movement.
As part of this partnership, Manitoba Education encourages teachers from grades 5 to 12 to participate in this valuable learning experience.
Location: 223 Bryce Hall, University of Winnipeg
Registration fee: $50.00.
For registration (side bar) and additional information see the THSI website or contact
Jason M. Yaremko, Coordinator, 204.786.9353 or firstname.lastname@example.org