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Teaching and Learning Symposium – February Session - Learning from Teejop: Indigenous Education for our Shared Future  (back)
Perhaps more than ever, place matters. We’re fortunate to call Teejop home. Yet few educational opportunities intentionally foster our personal relationships with this exceptional place. And fewer still help us understand the relationships and responsibilities that Indigenous peoples––especially the Ho-Chunk––have had here since time immemorial. Through an orientation of “land as first teacher,” Indigenous Education calls on us to carefully listen to our place. What do we still have to learn from Teejop? And, by centering Indigeneity in teaching and learning, how can we prioritize the restoration of right relations for our shared future?

The last 30 minutes of each session will offer a post-session small group discussion. Join your colleagues for a post-session reflection and facilitated discussion of the presentation. There will be an opportunity in smaller breakout groups to reflect on how topics addressed might influence instructional practices as well as conversation about how to translate into teaching and learning.

Omar Poler Bio:
Omar Poler, enrolled member of the Sokaogon Chippewa Community, serves as Indigenous Education Coordinator in the Office of the Provost and the School of Education. He supports the integration of American Indian topics in education, including the histories, cultures, and tribal sovereignty of the 12 First Nations of Wisconsin. Omar also provides place-based teaching and learning through UW–Madison First Nations Cultural Landscape Tours. Previously, he co-created the Tribal Libraries Archives and Museums (TLAM) project and served as an Outreach Specialist at the UW–Madison Information School, where he worked with tribal librarians, archivists, and museum curators in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota for nearly 10 years. He has two sons, Rowan and Fen, and his interests include Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) language revitalization, tribal histories, and the music of the Great Lakes region.

For live captioning of this sessions, please use this link: https://www.streamtext.net/playerevent=UW_TeachingLearningSymposium_021821_R_1130to1230
Contact Info:
Jenna Furger (conferences@ohr.wisc.edu)
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