Niwasa EarlyON staff believe that play is the key to a child’s understanding of the world. Play gives children the opportunity to hypothesize, test, and repeat their theories, apply that knowledge to the world around them, draw relationships between things, people and the larger world, and experience community, delight, frustration and success. Our roles as […]
Knowledge Keeper, Kelly Jonathan shares Stories on the Turtle.
Gloria Oshkabewisens-McGregor, Nookomis/Ojibwe Elder speaks about incorporating Indigenous Knowledge into early years environments. This video is also available in the resource section of our website.
As an Indigenous Community Educator with the Ontario Indigenous Centre of Excellence I have the privilege of being invited to participate in land-based gatherings held across the province. These opportunities allow for a chance to demonstrate one of the primary teachings held within Indigenous ways of knowing – land is our first teacher. By modelling […]
Beatriz Alvarez, Inuit Liaison Kortright Centre, Vaughan ON April, 2019 DAY ONE: “Land is our first Teacher” began with windy weather and the threat of snow/rainfall which made it immediately obvious that nature takes it time regardless of all attendees’ eagerness to have spring-like weather greeting our day outdoor
I would love to begin my new journey with educators, children and families by sharing stories together. Incredible stories of our images of the child, images of ourselves, images of our families, and images of our communities. Each child brings a unique gift, what is that gift?