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EYDI/Indigenous Pedagogy Virtual Academy

Summer 2021 Schedule

This is an academic service that provides professional development programming sessions for:

·       Educators

·       Administrators

·       Counselors

·       Curriculum directors

·       University faculty and students

·       Parents of native children

The lesson structure is designed to provide indigenized professional learning that develops educators teaching, administrators et al. leadership, and parent’s knowledge capacities by delivering engaging instruction in remote or hybrid learning environments.

The indigenization of a comprehensive curriculum emphasizes the cultural and linguistic thoughts and behaviors of the local, regional, and national indigenous peoples. The indigenous ways of being, knowing, and doing have been utilized to improve the quality of life of all people. The culturally integrated lessons can also encourage the empowered journey of all people.

The sessions:

  • Are culturally relevant and meaningful
  • Integrate indigenous wisdom
  • Aligned with standards
  • May be project-based and place-based

The sessions will not be ‘Zoom’ recorded. A certificate of participation and most PowerPoint slides will be provided to each participant. Respective school district and/or institution may consider approving certificate hours. The schedule is Central Standard Time (CST).

The EYDI/Indigenous Pedagogy Virtual Academy will be held in nine-week terms throughout the calendar year. A variety of professional presenters will address areas of ethnomathematics, indigenous science, art/music, storytelling, reading/writing, youth empowerment, Ojibwemowin, Dakota language, native language revitalization, identity, pedagogy, Indian education, and other topics. The Spring 2021 Term will be held in four three-week quarters with two weeks in between sessions.

EYDI/Indigenous Pedagogy Virtual Training Academy Trimester Fees (All Fees are USD):

For more than one person registered, there needs to be a liaison from the group that will send Dan Ninham their next week email addresses to be zoom invited with dates by noon CST on the Friday before the next week. The individual registrations need to do the same minus the liaison. Substitutions are allowed for the sessions.

FeeAttend Up To All Sessions (24 hours)
$99One person may attend all sessions
$199Up to 5 people may attend all sessions
$349Up to 10 people may attend all sessions
$499Up to 20 people may attend all sessions

Registration Procedures: Email pre-register either individually or in a group with your name, cell number, email address, and session option to: coach.danninham@gmail.com  You can either use PayPal code coach.danninham@midco.net or send billing information and an invoice and W-9 will be sent; send a check payable to Empowered Youth Development Initiatives, and mail to Dr. Dan Ninham, EYDI, PO Box 652, Red Lake, MN, 56671.

Information: Dr. Dan Ninham, c: 218.368.6430 or coach.danninham@gmail.com


EYDI/Indigenous Pedagogy Virtual Academy Summer 2021 Schedule


Adolescence Development Strand

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

4:00-5:00pm CST

“OSHKINIIGIKWENG: NAVIGATING THE CHANGE FROM ADOLESCENCE TO WOMANHOOD AT WAADOOKODAADING”

Niizhoobinesiikwe Catherine Carlson,

Middle School 7th and 8th Grade Gekinoo’amaagewikwe

5:15-6:15pm CST

“WAIT, I NEED EXPERIENCE BEFORE I CAN GET EXPERIENCE? TRANSFORMING EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FOR ADOLESCENT EDUCATORS”

Jordan O. James, Ojibwe,

ABD/PhD, Learning Sciences Scholar, University of New Mexico


Indian Education Strand

Thurs., June 10, 2021 at 4:00-5:00 pm CST

“CONTINUING INTERGENERATIONAL EDUCATION”

Adrienne Benjamin, Mille Lacs Ojibwekwe, Artist/Educator/Activist


Indigenous Yoga Strand

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“SEVEN DIRECTIONS OF MOVEMENT SERIES”

Elizabeth Strong, Red Lake Ojibwekwe,

200HR RYT Registered Yoga Teacher and Certified Breath Coach

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“RECLAIMING OUR STRENGTH THROUGH MOVEMENT AS MEDICINE”

Zara Contin, Ojibwa, Indigenous Yoga Instructor


Indigenous Science Strand

Monday, June 21, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“NATIVE SCIENCE AND LAND-BASED EDUCATION WITH  INDIGENOUS FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES”

Nikki McDaid-Morgan, Shoshone-Bannock, Paiute, PhD student, and Forrest Bruce, Fond du Lac Band of Ojibwe, PhD student, Northwestern University

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“LAND-BASED PEDAGOGY: HEALING THROUGH RECONNECTION”

Nicole Redvers, ND, MPH, Deninu K’ue First Nation, Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine-INMED, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of North Dakota


Learning Styles Strand

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“ARE LEARNING STYLES IMPORTANT IN EDUCATION?”

Chuck Foster, Navajo, PhD,

Director, American Indian Education, Utah State Board of Education


Writing Strand

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“FINDING THE HEART OF THE STORY”

Kevin Abourezk, Managing Editor, Indianz.com


Indigenous Foods and Language Strand

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“INDIGENOUS FOODS FOR MINO-BIMAADIZIWIN (A Good Life)”

Awanook Veronica Kingbird-Bratvold, Anishinaabekwe, Red Lake Nation Ojibwe, MEd, University of Minnesota-Duluth. Cultural Coordinator, Ombimindwaa Gidinawemaaganinaadog

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“LANGUAGE RECLAMATION: INTEREST, IDENTITY, AND WORLDVIEW”

Lucas Bratvold, Red Lake Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation College, Anishinaabe Studies and Ojibwe Instructor


Indian Education Strand

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES/INDIGENOUS STUDIES 101: INFINITE POSSIBILITIES”

Devery Fairbanks, Leech Lake Ojibwe, Red Lake Nation College, Anishinaabe Culture Instructor

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“THE SPIRITUALLY HEALTHY CLASSROOM”

Ron Kingbird, Red Lake Ojibwe, Behavioral Health Practitioner


Athletic Performance Strand

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“TESTIMONY OF A PRO CYCLIST AND HOW TO USE THE MENTAL STRENGTH TO PUSH PHYSICAL LIMITS”

Shayna Powless, Oneida, Professional Cyclist for Team TWENTY24 and Coach


Writing Strand

Mon., August 2, 2021

3:30-4:30 pm CST

“LITERATURE USE IN INDIGENOUS EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS”

Frank Deer, Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair at the University of Manitoba’s Faculty of Education, and member of the Royal Society of Canada


Restorative Practices Strand

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“DECOLONIZING THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT WITH RESTORATIVE PRACTICES”

Dan Torrez, Oneida, MEd, Restorative Practices Facilitator


Indigenous Science Strand

Mon., August 9, 2021

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“IGNITING THE SPARKLE: AN INDIGENOUS SCIENCE EDUCATION CURRICULUM MODEL”

Gregory Cajete, College of Education Emeritus Professor and former Director of Native American Studies at the University of New Mexico


Ethnomathematics Strand

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“MATH CULTURES: THE DIVERSE WAYS IN WHICH NUMBERS REFLECT AND INFLUENCE THE WORLD AROUND US”

Molly Tun, PhD, Simpson College

5:15-6:15 pm CST

“INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION”

Ron Eglash, PhD, University of Michigan


Indian Education Strand

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“CULTURE, LAND BASE, LEGENDS, HISTORY, AND GOOD LIFE”

Bezhigobinesikwe, Elaine Fleming; M.F.A. Creative Writing, Antioch University; M.S.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Bemidji State University; B.A., History, Methodist College, Instructor, Leech Lake Tribal College


Writing Strand

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

4:00-5:00 pm CST

“WRITING THE WRONGS: TEACHING THE 21ST CENTURY INDIGENOUS NARRATIVE”

Denise Sweet, White Earth Ojibwe, Professor Emeritus, WI Poet Laureate (2004-08), and First Nations Organizer

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