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Indigenous Focused Non Instructional Day

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Resources for further reflection

The following websites may be helpful in continued conversations and learning in anti-racism and implicit bias awareness:

Anti-racism in Canada Graphic

Implicit Bias Module Video Series from Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity

· Understanding Implicit bias

· Real-World Implications

· Understanding You Own Biases

· Mitigating Unwanted biases


“Why It’s Important to Think About Privilege”

The Danger of a Single Story by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Racial Equity Tools Website Glossary

Indigenous Education and Anti-Racism Non-Instructional Day - Sept. 26th 

Location: Vernon Secondary School, 2100 15 St, Vernon, BC V1T 9X7


8:30 Doors open at VSS Gymnasium

8:40 Traditional Welcome and Okanagan Song

8:50 Opening Words: Superintendent Dr. Christine Perkins Introduction: Director of Indigenous Education Charity Sakakibara

9:00-10:30 Keynote speaker: Jo Chrona on "Paddling Together: Indigenous Education and Anti-Racism"

10:30-10:45 Bio Break – Coffee and Tea

10:45- 11:30 Indigenous Student Panel on "Sharing the Indigenous Student Experience in SD22"

11:30  Closing

11:30-12:30 Lunch – On your own & travel to your afternoon venue

12:30 – 2:30 Site Based learning: a) Regular teaching and support staff: will return to their school sites. Administrators will facilitate the session. b) Regular staff who don’t work at a school site: (eg. SBO staff, transportation, IT, and maintenance staff) will return to the SBO (Grizzly Bear Room). District senior staff will facilitate the session. c) Casual staff (eg. TTOCs and casual support staff) will meet at the VSS theatre. Indigenous Ed. staff will facilitate the session.


Day at a Glance *Note sessions are subject to change

Day at a Glance

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