Indigenous Knowledge Conference with a focus on Mentoring a Generation of Leaders

beSuperior will be hosting an Indigenous Knowledge Conference in the Fall in Thunder Bay with the Title “Mentoring a Generation of Leaders’

The focus of this Professional Development opportunity will be determined as time and effort to hear from prospective presenters. If you feel you’d like to present please submit your information to me at besuperiorlearning@gmail.com

There are many themes to look upon which are the layers of support we need to do what we need to do well: Land based, resilience, family, self care, wellness, safety, cultural teachings, health, education, mentoring, & entrepreneurship.

I have a larger vision of building more supports for youth.  Identifying what this means, and how this looks for the north shore of Lake Superior.

While the conference will have an approach of Indigenous Methodologies, the conference will focus on being as open to partnerships and in recognition of making helping to support better relationships and build support.

Parameters of presenters should fall under:

Respectful: what is it that I have to offer that relates to respect.

Relevance: what or how or why is what I have to share relevant.

Reciprocity: how does what I have to offer give back to the community, and even lending itself to sustainability? Or what or how is this sustainable?

Funders

At the moment, beSuperior will be seeking funders who can help to support this conference.

 

 

Language Teaching in Anishinabe Mowin, the Sun,

James Vukelich , speaking about Geezhis, the Sun. And the many different ways which the Sun captures and varying descriptions.  He describes in the beginning. Speaks about self care and healing. Speaking also on his travels to the Treaty Three territory.

When I was learning about Language as a teenager it was organized in our community and was just as animated, and rich. I love learning language in this way. This truly captures how relational learning is within our communities, as there are so many language teachers out there, teaching in their own unique ways which is amazing. Glad to see James take his work online, makes this meaningful and engaging and accessible. Stories.. sharing.. details.. oral histories. Knowledge being embedded in the names, as he speaks about.