Oct 3, 2011
10:00am - 11:30am
Irving K. Barber Learning Centre - Room 302, Dodson Room
Currently registered: 29/30
Brought to you by: CTLT
How can we assist students to think about their physical and social location at the university? How do you create an understanding about reciprocal relationships to place and learning?
How do we teach our students about the importance and significance of acknowledging the diversity of this place, the unseeded traditional territory of the Musquem people?
During this session Musqueam Elder Larry Grant will:
Discuss the importance of teaching students about local histories and the diversity of British Columbia. Larry Grant is an Adjunct Professor in the University of British Columbia (UBC) First Nations Languages Program lifetime honorary fellow of Green College. He is also the Language and Culture Consultant for Musqueam First Nation, and the Resident Elder for the First Nations House of Learning at UBC.
There will also be a presentation by First Nations Studies Alumni Sarah Ling and Spencer Lindsay about their project Decolonizing Knowledge. This project was created to raise staff and student awareness regarding the history of Totem Park Residence (Totem Pole Park) and the Indigenous names in use.