Navigating Two Systems with John Chief Calf and Craig Findlay

Navigating Two Systems with John Chief Calf and Craig Findlay

Lethbridge
601 3 Ave S
07 Jun
  • [PAST] June 7th, 2024
  • 6-7pm
  • 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge
  • Talk

The Gallery invites you to join us for the third of our multi-session speaker series Navigating Two Systems with John Chief Calf. In this presentation, John and teacher Craig Findlay will discuss how they’ve worked together to implement the Teaching Quality Standard 5 (to develop and apply foundational knowledge about First Nations, Métis and Inuit for the benefit of all students) into a social studies curriculum. They will also discuss how they developed and delivered a Blackfoot language class for high school students. The two will reflect on the joys and challenges of this collaborative teaching experience, and how it expanded across European and Blackfoot models of communication and knowledge.

John Chief Calf was born and raised on the Blood Reserve and was a Child and Youth Care worker from 1985-1997. He received his BA/BEd from the University of Lethbridge in 2005. Chief Calf has taught for the Calgary Board of Education, Siksika Board of Education, Red Crow Community College as well as the Lethbridge Catholic Division, and is currently with the Lethbridge School Division as a humanities teacher. He is a self-taught artist and has sold artworks locally, corporately, and internationally.

Craig Findlay is in his third decade of teaching and has worked in five different school settings, primarily teaching high school social studies. He feels fortunate to now have the opportunity to work with the amazing staff and students of Victoria Park high School. He is proud to be an educator; being a teacher is an ongoing opportunity to build relationships, see new perspectives, gain new experiences, and learn endlessly.

Did you know the Southern Alberta Art Gallery is offering free admission until June 22, 2024? Join us and explore our current exhibitions featuring art by students in the Lethbridge Public School Division, Harley Morman, and Justin Patterson, and check out the Shop at SAAG’s feature artist Lauren Kurmey.

Southern Alberta Art Gallery

  • 601 3 Ave S Lethbridge, AB
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