Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An ACT for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education (Paperback)

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Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An ACT for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education (Paperback)


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How can Indigenous knowledge systems inform our teaching practices and enhance education? How do we create an education system that embodies an anti-racist approach and equity for all learners?

This powerful and engaging resource is for non-Indigenous educators who want to learn more, are new to these conversations, or want to deepen their learning.

Some educators may come to this work with some trepidation. You may feel that you are not equipped to engage in Indigenous education, reconciliation, or anti-racism work. You may be anxious about perpetuating misconceptions or stereotypes, making mistakes, or giving offence. In these chapters, I invite you to take a walk and have a conversation with a good mind and a good heart.

With over two decades in Indigenous education, author Jo Chrona encourages readers to acknowledge and challenge assumptions, reflect on their own experiences, and envision a more equitable education system for all. Each chapter includes

  • reflection questions to help process the ideas in each chapter
  • suggestions for taking action in both personal and professional spheres of influence
  • recommended resources to read, watch, or listen to for further learning
  • personal reflections and anecdotes from the author on her own learning journey
  • voices of non-Indigenous educators who share their learning and model how to move into, and sit, in places of unknowing and discomfort, so we can examine our own biases and engage in this work in a good way

Grounded in the First Peoples Principles of Learning, this comprehensive guide builds on Chrona's own experiences in British Columbia's education system to explore how to shape anti-racist and equitable education systems for all.

Perfect for reading on your own or with your professional learning community

Jo Chrona is an educator, traveller, philosopher, spouse, and Two-Spirited woman of Ts'msyen and European heritage. She is a member of the Kitsumkalum First Nation. Jo seeks to continually challenge herself and is forever struggling to live life on her own terms. As a creative, she paints for fun, bakes for others, and writes to breathe. Jo is passionate about creating systemic change to build a truly inclusive, strength-based education experience for all learners. With over 25 years' experience teaching in both K-12 and post-secondary systems, Jo is a certified teacher and also holds a Master's Degree in Educational Technology. She has been involved in curriculum development and resource writing, professional learning through inquiry networks, and Indigenous education. She has supported transformation of British Columbia's K-12 system in a variety of roles, including working with a First Nations-led education advocacy organization and as an advisor to the BC Ministry of Education. Jo continues to provide professional learning workshops on Indigenous education and anti-racism. She is currently located in the traditional territories of the lək̓ ʷə ŋən Peoples, in the area also known as Victoria, British Columbia.
Product Details ISBN: 9781774920466
ISBN-10: 1774920468
Publisher: Portage & Main Press
Publication Date: September 6th, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English