Webinar: Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning

Webinar: Applying an Indigenous Approach to Language and Intercultural Learning

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Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Have you been wondering how to introduce and indigenous component to your teaching in a way that feels authentic, personally relevant and easy to integrate into your class? Are you interested in a more holistic approach to teaching and learning that will increase learner success and motivation as well as enhance their ability to participate both in the classroom and outside in the community?

Join Taslim and co-presenter Michelle in this webinar co-designed with Aaron Nelson-Moody (Squamish Nation Carver and Educator) in learning how you can respond to TRC Calls to Action by applying an indigenous approach with EAL students. Learn why belongingness and mentorship are two essential ingredients that contribute to mastery of a new language and culture that will allow learners to attain their social integration, education and employment goals.

Online Access: Tutela – To access login for this event, please register by June 12, 2018. Register HERE.

Taslim Damji

Taslim holds a Master’s degree from  King’s College and has over 20 years of international teaching, training, research and management experience. She currently works as an Intercultural Consultant, developing and delivering training and presentations to a range of sectors. With the support of BC TEAL and under the mentorship of Aaron Nelson Moody (Squamish Nation Carver and Educator), Taslim is developing EAL resources to promote civic engagement rooted in an indigenous approach to teaching, learning and growing healthy, compassionate community.


 Michelle Paquette-Smith

Michelle Paquette-Smith was born and raised on the West Coast. She lives, works and is raising her children on the unceded and traditional territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Musqueam Nations. Michelle is Cree and French from her father’s family and of mixed English/ Irish and Scottish ancestry from her mother’s family.  Currently, Michelle works and volunteers on Vancouver’s Downtown East Side supporting other women and mothers. She is enrolled at Langara College and is a student of the Aboriginal Studies department