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Teaching for Climate Justice Through Indigenous Education

Presenter: Jodie Williams

Workshop Description

This workshop will explore how colonialism is directly connected to the current climate crisis we are now faced with and how the education system was created to control and assimilate children into an ideology that continues to uphold consumerism and capitalism.  Participants will be shown how educators today can be powerful agents of change through transformative classroom practices that create spaces for Indigenous voices and knowledge systems to lead in the learning.  Resources will be shared as well as strategies, guidelines and effective pedagogical classroom practices for uplifting and empowering youth.


Jodie Williams
Academic Coordinator Indigenous Education
Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board

Jodie Williams currently works as the Academic Coordinator for Indigenous Education with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board and is the Co-Chair for the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario.  She is also the lead on a provincial Community of Practice for Indigenous Knowledge and Mathematics which involves a collaboration with NASA, Maori educators from New Zealand, the Navajo Nation in the United States, as well as the Anishinaabek, Cree and Kanyen’kaha:ka (Mohawk).  Jodie is also a course developer and instructor of Additional Qualification and has developed numerous resources in the area of Indigenous Education. Together she and her husband have 5 daughters and one granddaughter.