An creator’s go to to the Fraser-Cascade will shed some gentle on the historical past of the potlatch, its ban and resurrection.
And the creator has a connection to the 1969 potlatch held when the ban was lifted. Sara Florence Davidson is the daughter of Robert Davidson, a carver whose totem pole was raised at that historic potlatch.
She has been invited to talk to folks and most people, by the Fraser-Cascade District Father or mother Advisory Council. Her speak will probably be held on Feb. 27 at Agassiz secondary at 6:30 p.m.
The speak isn’t just about potlatch, although. Its title is Potlatch as Pedagogy, Studying By means of Ceremony, and she’s going to focus on the function of intergenerational studying.
Davidson may also be chatting with educators the next day, as keynote speaker for the Fraser-Cascade Skilled Growth Day.
Davidson is an assistant professor within the Trainer Training Division on the College of the Fraser Valley the place she teaches Indigenous Training and English Language Arts strategies programs. She can be co-author of Potlatch as Pedagogy: Studying by way of Ceremony and the challenge lead for the Indigenous Storybooks challenge, the place she is exploring how conventional Indigenous tales can be utilized to strengthen text-based and Indigenous literacy practices.
Over the course of her training, Davidson got here to see how the traditions of the Haida practiced by her father—holistic, constructed on relationships, sensible, and steady—could possibly be built-in into modern instructional practices. From this realization got here the roots for the e book.
She labored as an educator with adolescents within the Okay-12 system for near a decade in each British Columbia and Yukon Territory. A lot of her classroom expertise was working with Indigenous college students in rural and/or distant communities and with college students who have been making the transition from rural communities to city centres to finish their training. She additionally has expertise on the post-secondary stage working with Basic Grownup Learners.
DPAC presents a FREE Father or mother & Neighborhood Night Session. Feb. 27 – 6:30 pm @aess_school Register on-line: https://t.co/7JLEwbkPe2 The Position of Intergenerational Studying with Sara Florence Davidson. pic.twitter.com/qR5KisZL3q
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The occasion is free and open to folks and the final neighborhood, however registration is required. Childcare will probably be accessible by request.
For extra info, contact Miranda Cowan at 604-869-2842. Register on-line at http://sd78pro-d.com.
To be taught extra about Davidson, go to her web site at saraflorence.ca.