Course Description

The land acknowledgement is just a start in working towards reconciliation. This workshop will share how the Haudenosaunee view their relationship to the land and waters through an understanding of the Thanksgiving Address. Participants will be taken out of the classroom for some land-based teachings from two Mohawk educators, Sheila L. Maracle and Lauren Williams, both educators based in Hamilton, and from the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Through traditional knowledge-sharing, personal stories and activities, participants will begin to develop their own understanding of having a connection to the land.

This workshop is open to OCAD U faculty and staff only and is part of a new initiative by the Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre at OCAD U to provide interested faculty and staff with an opportunity to connect with Indigenous community outside of the classroom in spaces in and near Toronto to learn about nation-specific land-based teachings.

Date: Saturday, September 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Workshop Facilitators: Sheila L. Maracle and Lauren Williams from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory
Location: Baby Point, along the Humber River, Toronto (Google map of Baby Point)
Fee: $30 per person

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 16, 2019

*NOTE* OCAD U faculty and staff can log in to the Continuing Studies portal with their OCAD U ID and password. Please contact the Continuing Studies office at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000 x2321 if you are having trouble registering.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact The Faculty & Curriculum Development Centre at fcdc@ocadu.ca, 416-977-6000 x229


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Section Title
Land Based Learning Workshop for OCAD U Faculty and Staff
1:00PM to 4:00PM
Sep 21, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Off-Campus
Course Fee(s)
Workshop Fee non-credit $30.00