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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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Thursday, February 23 • 2:20pm - 3:20pm
Paint the Rails ‒ Integrating Stories of Diversity and Resilience in the Classroom

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This fall, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC) released the Paint the Rails (PTR) Legacy Book and corresponding Teacher Resource. PTR was a collaboration of local artists, Elders, and community organizations painting five public murals in Edmonton transit stations telling the histories of untold communities in the city and province. In this session, JHC will share concrete ideas on how to use this book and the teacher resource to engage upper elementary and junior high students in celebrating the stories of strength, resilience and settlement of eleven distinct communities within the Province of Alberta. Topics such as history, art, diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism are explored using timelines, calls to actions, lesson plans and many other downloadable in-class resources.

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Tim Chow

Education Coordinator, The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
Trained as an English teacher, I was drawn to the power stories have in shaping our sense of identity, belonging, and community. It was a natural transition to begin talking about how those same stories can be brought into the classroom for students to learn from. These stories are... Read More →

Thursday February 23, 2023 2:20pm - 3:20pm MST
Red Deer Polytechnic-2303
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