AUDIENCE: ALL MEMBERS OF A SCHOOL COMMUNITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND.
After Residential Schools: Restitution and Resiliency is a two-part webinar series that explores the historical, social, emotional, and political implications of residential schools. Participants will deepen their understanding of residential schools, learn about intergenerational trauma, discuss actions for healing, and celebrate the resiliency of generations of Indigenous people affected by government policy.
This webinar is supported by a grant from Alberta Education.
Etienna Moostoos-Laffertywas born and raised in Grande Prairie Alberta. Etienna is from the Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation. Etienna has 7 years of teaching experience both on and off-reserve and in public and Catholic school systems. Etienna spent most of her educating years working for an Indigenous perspective school with the Calgary Board of Education where she learned the importance of culture and language in Indigenous education.
Etienna has since moved back to Edmonton to start a family and has worked as a consultant for ATA and Edmonton Regional Learning Consortium. She helped to develop and implement workshops aimed at promoting reconciliation through understanding. Etienna has created resources for the consortia that helps members of school communities to better understand topics such as Residential Schools, Metis Settlements, Inuit history, Myths and Stereotypes of Indigenous people, progression of the TRC, and finally, treaties.
Etienna is currently employed by Evergreen Catholic Schools as an Indigenous Education Coach and is completing her Master’s full time at the University of Alberta. She has a 3 year old daughter named Layla, and has a husband who is also a teacher and works for Edmonton Public Schools.