During this conference, I attended the following sessions:
- Smudge Ceremony
- Transition Planning: A Youth Focused Resource
- Creating a Culturally Sensitive Classroom: and Why it Matters!
- Debriefing While Keeping Your Pants On
- Destressing Through Self Care
I really enjoyed the Smudge Ceremony and learned about many different types of medicines that you can use from Mother Earth. It was such a great learning experience to be able to touch and learn about the name and the use of each plant. We also smudged together, and it was a very peaceful and shared experience that adds to my ideas of Aboriginal content. I also was amazed by the amount of relevant knowledge that The Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute provides for a Transition Planning: A Youth Focused Resource. I found it very useful since so many of my students are wondering what classes they actually need to graduate and go on to Post-Secondary; it is a nice resource to have on hand.