School District No. 19 Education Committee will be hosting guest speaker Carolyn Roberts for an online presentation on reciprocity and reconciliation on May 18.
Roberts is a faculty lecturer and Indigenous teaching Fellow in the Department of Education at Simon Fraser University, as well as a Coast Salish woman belonging to the Squamish nation supporting Indigenous resurgence through education. Roberts holds two degrees from UBC, a Master in Aboriginal Education and Leadership and a Bachelor of Education.
Roberts will be presenting online to the Revelstoke school district on May 18. Roberts says that her talks to educators and administrators go beyond discussions of decolonization in the education system.
“What I try to highlight in my conversations is that this is not just about adding voices and books into your classrooms, it is about engaging with the voices and the works in a meaningful way,” she says.
In addition to a vast collection of resources, lesson plans, and ideas on her website, Roberts emphasizes listening to Indigenous media and sources to support the Indigenous people of Canada optimally.
Watch: Carolyn Roberts presents a TEDx talk in Langley in 2018
“What’s needed is for people to take the time to learn about the Indigenous people of Canada, listen to podcasts, read Indigenous authors, watch Indigenous filmmakers and TV shows,” she says. “Listen/watch ATPN news, hear what is happening for Indigenous people in the news, listen to how to support them from listening to it. Follow Indigenous people on social platforms. Listen, listen and listen some more.”
Viewers can join the conversation with Carolyn Roberts via zoom on May 18 from 6:30–7:30 p.m. using the following link: https://sd19.zoom.us/j/61218193498.