How can we increase awareness of how we treat and interact with the land on which we live?
On September 24, 2020, the Global Oneness Project and Native Land Digital hosted a new webinar, On Enhancing Our Understanding: Learning and Teaching about Indigenous Cultures, Languages, and Territories,
This webinar considered tools and methods to learn and teach about Indigenous cultures, languages, and territories. Through personal stories centered in their experiences as educators, Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Executive Director of the Global Oneness Project, and Christine McRae, Executive Director of Native Land Digital, offered guidance on ways to bring Indigenous history and knowledge into teaching in a meaningful way. Classroom tips, strategies, and educator examples were shared which highlighted specific methods of fostering perspective-shifting and empathy into the classroom. New lesson plans included activities using Native Land’s mapping tool.
Native Land Digital is an Indigenous-led nonprofit based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Governed and led by an Indigenous Board of Directors and Indigenous staff, and supported by an Advisory Council with a broad expertise, Native Land Digital is primarily known for its free online map of Indigenous territories, treaties and languages, Educator’s Guide and Territory Acknowledgement Guide. Native Land Digital was founded in 2014 as a volunteer initiative by Victor Temprano, a settler from British Columbia.
Global Oneness Project is a multimedia platform which offers free multicultural stories and accompanying lesson plans as pedagogical tools to inspire growing minds. Their award-winning collection of films, photo essays, and articles consider cultural, social, and environmental issues from around the world with a humanistic lens. Aligned to National Standards and Frameworks, their curriculum content contains an interdisciplinary approach to learning and facilitates the development of active, critical thinking. Their films and lessons have been featured on National Geographic, PBS, The Atlantic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and the Smithsonian.