A conference to inspire educators on ways of including Indigenous knowledge and history has participants coming from all across Canada and beyond.
Co-chair of the Think Indigenous Conference in Saskatoon this week, Chris Scribe, says it began on Tuesday with Think Indigenous Youth Day where students were brought to the University of Saskatchewan campus to share Indigenous knowledge and offer different perspectives.
“The people that we’re bringing forward are internationally renowned scholars and we just wanted to offer them space into order to share that (their knowledge),” he said.
“(There’s) People coming from all over Canada, the United States and around the world.”
There are also pre-conferences on Metis education, celebrating the successes of Indigenous teachers, and also a First Nation school administrator short course.
The presentations at the conference include tips for teaching Treaties in the classroom, combing the strengths of Indigenous and western knowledge and engaging in reconciliation.
The goal of Think Indigenous is to inspire teachers in their approach to education.