82. Strengthening Local Connections in the Robson Valley

District: No. 57 (Prince George)

This project explores pedagogical approaches in taking up historical thinking, geographic thinking, and place-conscious/place-responsive learning. It engages in local practice and learning that brings school communities into meaningful contact with stories and other artifact of the histories and geographies of the Robson Valley Region through, in part, visiting sites traditionally used by local Indigenous peoples, learning about and incorporating local seasonal activities into our school calendars, seeking out, listening to, and amplifying stories of how the lives of local Indigenous people were affected by colonialism (e.g. the forced migration of the
Simpcw people) and understanding how the lives of those who in this area before that time would have relied upon many of the same resources that drew non-indigenous settlers to the area.