Lorrie Gallant, Jasmine Wong, Erez Zobary

Lorrie Gallant: I am married to a restaurateur which has many perks when I’m too busy to make dinner! I have two beautiful daughters, a creative and wonderful son-in-law and a gorgeous 7-month-old grandson named Cash. I am a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist, educator, Expressive Arts Practitioner, born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory Ontario. I have written a series of children’s books, participated on many inter-generational projects, and art exhibitions that are all based on Indigenous community. I worked 11 years at Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford Ontario (formerly the Mohawk Institute, the first residential school in Canada) as the Museum Education Coordinator where I developed art-based teachings and workshops to reveal the rich culture of the Haudenosaunee and the history and trauma of colonization and the residential school. Now I present workshops, and consult on these subjects for school boards, museums, educators and organizations who want to understand more and find ways to participate in the 94 calls to actions of Truth and Reconciliation./ Jasmine Wong: Jasmine Wong is a senior program associate for Facing History and Ourselves. She lives in Toronto and works with educators across Canada to provide professional learning, curriculum resources and support./ Erez Zobary: Erez Zobary is a Program Specialist at Facing History and Ourselves and holds a Bachelor of Arts and Education from Queen's University. Erez graduated as an English and History high school teacher with a specialization in social justice education and is passionate about empowering youth through engaging content. In addition to education, Erez is a musician and regularly performs and composes original music.

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Territorial and Land Acknowledgements (Webinar 1)

Posted by Lorrie Gallant, Jasmine Wong, Erez Zobary on June 5, 2020

This video is the first part in a four part webinar series featuring Jasmine Wong in conversation with Lorrie Gallant.

This series of blog posts explores stories and teachings that Lorrie Gallant shares about the purpose and importance of territorial acknowledgments and treaties. They are based on a recorded webinar from March 18 2020. Lorrie is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist, educator, Expressive Arts Practitioner, born and raised on Six Nations of the Grand River Territory in Ontario.

These posts and activities have been written for students to explore as part of a virtual learning community.

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Topics: Identity, History, Canadian History, Indigenous History, Indigenous, Grade 10 History, stolen lives, Facing Canada, land acknowledgements, territorial acknowledgement


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