Building Capacity for Reconciliation: Transforming Teaching and Learning through Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing)
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
The Mount’s Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) partnered with Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network to host Elder Albert Marshall and Dr. Cheryl Bartlett for the Mount Saint Vincent University President’s Visiting Lecture Series on Teaching and Learning.
A workshop and public lecture were held at the Mount on January 9, 2019, and examined how we as administrators, students, and faculty members appreciate and embed the contributions of Indigenous ways of knowing within our programs and institutions. The events focused on the topic of Two-Eyed Seeing, developed by Elders Albert and Murdena Marshall, which refers to learning to see from one eye with the strengths of Indigenous knowledges and ways of knowing, and from the other eye with the strengths of Western knowledges and ways of knowing, and learning to use both these eyes together for the benefit of all. To learn more about the concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, please click here.
Together with Elder Albert Marshall, Dr. Cheryl Bartlett and other Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Knowledge Holders, participants had the opportunity to:
• Begin a co-learning journey of their own to contribute to Reconciliation in Action
• Contribute to an understanding of how we as administrators, students, and faculty members can value and embed the contributions of indigenous ways of knowing within our own programs and institutions
• Build capacity to deconstruct and address social inequities that are both perpetuated by and ingrained in our education systems
• Explore opportunities for cross-cultural collaboration and intersectoral leadership to support our teaching and learning
If you weren’t able to attend or wish to revisit or share the content of the workshop and/or public lecture, please see below for videos of the day’s events:
Links to PDF versions of the presentations by Dr. Cheryl Bartlett, Elder Albert Marshall, and Robert Bernard, as well as a Harvest Report created for the event can be found below:
The workshop was graphically recorded by Rachel Derrah of Brave Space. The following image summarizes the presentation and discussion from the day:
More photos from the events can be seen below:
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|MSVU President’s Visiting Lecture Series & First Nations and Inuit Health|