Dr. Justin Wilson

Dr. Justin Wilson

The potlatch methodology

Thursday, May 23rd,  5-7pm
Langara College, L224 (Library)

5:00-5:30 Meet the Presenters and Social
5:30-7:00 The Potlatch Methodology

Free admission for Members
$5 for Students
$20 for Non-Members

Looking Back to the Potlatch as a Guide to Truth, Reconciliation, and Transformative Learning
In Potlatch as Methodology, Aaron Nelson-Moody Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Dr Justin Wilson Híɫzaqv (Heiltsuk) share aspects of their understanding and experience of the Northwest Coast Potlatch and its application to community building and education.

The Potlatch as Methodology describes the important role that teachers have “in recognizing the impacts of systemic inequality on Indigenous Peoples” and extends the relevance of this act to intercultural educators, who likewise, have a responsibility to validate the experiences of the students who “experience the visibility/hypervisibility of colonialism every day and to act on this so that they also feel heard, understood, and valued in our classrooms.”

It highlights five aspects of how to create successful and inclusive learning communities and shows how we can bring diverse participants together “to co‐create communal, holistic, and experiential solutions to community challenges in/outside the classroom.

Aaron Nelson Moody is an acclaimed Coast Salish artist and instructor of Langara’s unique Reconciliation Carving Series. Dr. Justin Wilson is Chair of Indigenous Studies at Langara College.

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SIETAR and BC TEAL would like to invite you to join us for a
in Language Instruction and Pedagogy series through an Intercultural and
Racially Aware Lens". In these monthly sessions, instructors and
administrators are invited to join conversations in teaching and
These conversation will involve a shared reading and discussion on
practices in EAL education. The facilitation of these sessions will be
lead and have a different monthly focus in keeping with the mission and
vision of SIETAR and BC TEAL.

Friday, May 31st, 2019
10:30 AM-12:30 PM
Vancouver Community College BWY A3650
1155 East Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5T 4V5

Aaron Nelson-Moody

Aaron Nelson-Moody