Infusing Indigenous Knowledge into the Curriculum - Mamawhitowin “Coming Together” 2020 - Series 3
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Infusing Indigenous Knowledge into the Curriculum - Mamawhitowin “Coming Together” 2020 - Series 3
Presented by: Kim Barker-Kay & Jamie Chalifoux, TBA & Kim Barker-Kay
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 02, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 09, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Session Location:
About the Session:

Historically, The Mamawhitowin Conference features two days of keynotes and breakout sessions to engage and empower all educators who come together. This year we will ‘Come Together’ for a combination of Indigenous Learning  Series and work toward the success of all students  meeting the new Alberta TQS standards. This year’s theme is “Live the Learning” 

Series 3 - Infusing Indigenous Knowledge into the Curriculum : “Live the Learning-Teacher Feature” 

This 6 week series will feature teachers from Treaty 8, Zone 1 presenting examples of how they have infused Indigenous Knowledge into the curriculum of various subjects at various grade levels. 


The series will begin with a session from Jaime Chalifoux, Indigenous Education Coach with High Prairie School Division, that will help you think about ways to infuse Indigenous knowledge into your curriculum and will also provide you with many examples of how this can be done. The series continues each week with ‘Teacher Features” from different Division/Grade Levels and culminate with a review and sharing of curriculum mapping documents that embed Indigenous Knowledge into Gr. 1-6 Core Subjects. 


Join us for the series or drop into a single session and share in the learning. 


January 12


January 19


January 26


February 2


February 9


February 16

Infusing Indigenous Learning into Curriculum

with Jamie Chalifoux

Teacher Feature

Grades 1 - 3

Teacher Feature

Grades 4 - 6

Teacher Feature

Grades 7 - 9

Teacher Feature

Grades 9 - 12

Curriculum Map of Indigenous Learning Infused for Grades 1 – 6


Taking Your

Next Steps






About the Presenter(s):
Kim Barker-Kay

Kim is a retired teacher, principal, and researcher. She was also a professional development provider. Kim has an elementary generalist Bachelor of Education degree and a Masters in Educational Studies with a focus on the Roles and Responsibilities of Native Liaison Workers in Northern Alberta. She has 33 years of experience as an educator in High Prairie and area.

Kim spent many years researching and learning about barriers to Indigenous student achievement and how to remove those barriers. Her journey led her in many directions, including an opportunity to put what she learned into practice. The results were highly rewarding for students and were encouraging for increasing minority student achievement. Kim’s work on closing the achievement gap was influenced by a variety of findings and experiences, including: The Equity Framework, Diversity Training, Cultural Awareness and Personal Wellness as well as Critical Pedagogy and Transformative Theory.

Over the years, Kim has become an expert on transforming school cultures and closing the educational achievement gap.

Jamie Chalifoux

I am a Cree/Metis raised in the historic community of Grouard Alberta. 

I work for the High Prairie School Division as an Indigenous Education Coach. My most important roles in life however are being a husband and a father of two very active children.

I started exploring my culture and spirituality, and it has guided me towards a path that was already set out for me. I attend many gatherings and ceremonies throughout the year that help me continue to grow into a better husband, father and person. I enjoy being able to share the teachings that have been shared with me. I hope this helps  preserve our teachings and inspires the next generation to learn more about their culture and spirituality.



Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
Photography Release:
This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

Registration Fee:



Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Teachers/Enseignant, Trustee/Conseiller élu

Grade Level:

K-12/Tous niveaux Maternelle à 12

Registration Notes:

Please be advised that the total registration fee for the whole series is $40, however attendance of individual sessions in the series cost $10 each