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CANADA | Study Canada Summer Institute 2019
CANADA | Study Canada Summer Institute 2019
WhenTuesday, Jul 23 – Saturday, Jul 27, 2019
WhereBellingham, WA
Victoria, BC, Canada
Event typesWorkshops
Event sponsorsCanadian Studies Center, University of Washington
Center for Canadian-American Studies, Western Washington University

Our Journey
During the Tribal Canoe Journey each year, Native Nations up and down the coast from Oregon to British Columbia paddle traditional ocean-going canoes and come ashore at designated journey sites following local welcoming protocols. The weeks-long event culminates in a large gathering at the final destination, where all canoe journey families gather together for a week of celebration and ceremony. Members of the public are invited to witness and support the Canoe Journey.

In 2019 the final site will be on the lands of the Lummi Nation, near Bellingham, Washington – just south of the US-Canada border and in traditional Coast Salish territories that span the international Salish Sea.

The K-12 Study Canada program is based out of Western Washington University in Bellingham and our workshop this summer will be held to coincide with and celebrate the transboundary 2019 Tribal Canoe Journey.

We’ll begin our 4.5 day institute in Bellingham, witnessing the first landings on Lummi shores. We will also learn about the Since Time Immemorial curriculum and learning how to connect it to your classroom and school.*

Then we’ll travel across the water ourselves (via ferry) to Victoria, British Columbia, for two days of learning with Indigenous educators to help us responsibly teach place-based and Indigenous history curricula, informed by recent curriculum changes as a result of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. Tours of the Royal British Columbia Museum and Provincial Legislature will also be offered.

Experiencing this cross-border event will open pathways to engaging Indigenous resources and teaching materials from First Nations-designed curricula in Canada and the US. Through the 2019 Study Canada Summer Institute, you will learn from and with Indigenous educators from both sides of the border to deepen your own practice of connecting with local lands and peoples, and responsibly teach about the places you and your students live.

July 23-24 – Bellingham, WA
Tribal Canoe Journey landings at Lummi Nation
Since Time Immemorial curriculum

July 25-27 – Victoria, BC
Truth and Reconciliation Commission curriculum
Royal BC Museum/BC Provincial Legislature

Registration includes:
* Two nights’ accommodations in Bellingham (July 23 and 24)
* Two nights’ accommodations in Victoria (July 25 and 26)
* Transportation between Bellingham and Victoria (bus and ferry)
* Breakfast and lunch each day (dinners will be no-host)
* Instruction and instructional resources
* Museum admissions and other programming

*Schedule is subject to change. For those who wish to return to Bellingham, we will take the 12:00 pm ferry from Sidney to Anacortes and arrive in Bellingham around 2:30 pm. Educators are welcome to remain in Victoria and continue exploring or take the Clipper Ferry back to Seattle but these arrangements would be at the educator’s expense.

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