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Nurturing Indigenous Identity in an Early Years Centre
Samantha and the team at the EarlyON program in Baawaating (Sault Ste. Marie) believe that Indigenous children must learn about the forces that shape them.
Indigenous identity must be fostered at every opportunity.

The culture of First Nations’ children -- their languages and kinship systems -- must be modelled, taught and celebrated so that Indigenous children grow to be proud of who they are.

This session will share a snapshot of the unique history of First Nations people from the perspective of Indigenous early childhood educators. How that perspective inspired the methodology used to create an Indigenous culturally based early years family resource centre that places the knowledge and worldview of First Nations’ peoples at the centre of learning for parents/caregivers and their children.

Dec 8, 2021 04:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Samantha Boyer
Urban Indigenous EarlyOn Coordinator @Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre EarlyON
Samantha is the Indigenous Cultural Competency Facilitator at Sault Ste. Marie Indian Friendship Centre and the Urban Indigenous EarlyOn Coordinator. A former Indigenous Family & Criminal Court Worker she studied at Shingwauk Kinomage Gamig (Shingwauk University) and Algoma University.