Kinomaagewinan: Engaging Educators and Youth in Indigenous Land-Based Learning through Natural Curiosity.
Aug 5, 2022
Event URL: https://oise.jotform.com/rosa.na/ak-enagb
Hosted by: ENAGB and Natural Curiosity
Aki Kinomaagewinan - Youth Registration
Join us on August 4th & 5th, 2022 at the Humber River Teaching Lodge for two days of Indigenous Land-based learning.
This summer, join ENAGB and Natural Curiosity on August 4th & 5th for Aki Kinomaagewinan: Engaging Educators and Youth in Indigenous Land-Based Learning through Natural Curiosity. Come together in community with ENAGB youth and educators to participate in Land-based learning through group knowledge building, medicine walks, weeding, planting, harvesting medicine, foraging, exposure to fire-keeping and teachings, and storytelling.
Dates: Day 1 August 4th (Thursday) is a full-day session which will take place between 9:00 AM to 15:00 PM EDT, and Day 2 August 5th (Friday) is a half-day session between 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EDT. View the full program overview and schedule here.
Joe Pitawanakwat is Ojibway from Wiikwemkoong and is the Founder & Director of Creators Garden, an Indigenous outdoor, and now online, education based business, focused on plant identification, beyond-sustainable harvesting, and teaching every one of their linguistic, historical, cultural, edible, ecological and medicinal significance through experiences.
Junaid Khan is a Research Ecologist and Pollinator Stewardship Coordinator. Junaid's work in the ecological field has ranged from wetland restoration and habitat research, to invasive ant species, to prioritizations in global plastic pollution management to novel population discoveries of an extirpated toad species in Costa Rica to seabird parasites and pathogens, and beyond.
Doug Anderson is the author of the Indigenous Lens on Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry. Doug is currently revitalizing the connections Indigenous Peoples have had to their land on the Humber River. Through his PhD program, Doug has been developing a graduate-level course at York University that looks at the role of spirituality in education through an Indigenous lens.
Haley Higdon (OCT) is a guest and settler on Turtle Island and is the Program Director of Natural Curiosity, Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study Laboratory School, OISE-University of Toronto. She has spent the last four years working as the managing editor for the development and creation of Natural Curiosity 2nd Edition: The Importance of Indigenous Perspectives in Children’s Environmental Inquiry.