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CATCA recognizes that convention is situated on Treaty 7, South of Red Deer River, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina, and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the North of Red Deer River Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree, and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land.






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Friday, February 24 • 10:20am - 12:40pm
Decolonization Skateboards: Exploring Colonialism, Creativity and Reconciliation with Skateboards

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This session outlines how students combined skateboard art with a history lesson on Indigenous culture and colonialism in an effort to raise awareness about reconciliation. This project and teacher was recognized by Canada's History and awarded the 2022 Governor General's History Award for Excellence in Teaching. Students worked with a number of Indigenous creatives and leaders to explore Indigenous history and strengthen their understanding of the effects of government policies, legislation and practices on Indigenous cultures and peoples. Participants will learn about the inspiration behind this project, how it was implemented and what it would take to do it in their own classroom. They will also hear about how skateboarding can be a form of activism to inspire social change and used as a call to action to forge the path to reconciliation.

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Kristian Basaraba

Next Step High School
Kristian Basaraba is presently a high school science teacher at Next Step High school in Sherwood Park. He has a Master’s of Science in Science Education from Montana State University and has taught all levels of high school science, including International Baccalaureate and non-academic... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2023 10:20am - 12:40pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2905
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