Title: Implementing Aboriginal Culture in Your Program
Location: NSCC Kingstec
Date: Thursday, June 21
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm
Registration: Fax/mail/drop-off registration form to Monica or Justine at the ECD Support Centre! (Deadline – June 15)
Facilitator: Mindy Gallant-Zwicker
June 21st is National Aboriginal Day!
Join us that evening to learn about Mi’kmaq culture including the importance of children, traditions and storytelling in the culture; how educators can include this into their programing; and more.
Please keep our workshop guidelines in mind.
Mindy is the Daycare Director of Annapolis Valley 1st Nation Band. Her role there is to educate the children/staff in Mi’kmaq Culture and language.
In 2003 Mindy was catapulted into the public eye when she was awarded second prize in Canada’s National University Entrepreneurship Competition. At that time she was a full time Business Administration and Marketing student at the N.S. Community College and was raising five children with her husband Jim. As a result her face appeared in print ads, television ads and on the Internet as Ambassador for the NSCC. The entrepreneurship award was based on her business wherein she was creating sterling silver jewellery that embodies the old written language of the Mi’kmaq People. She studied the art of silver smithing with Bob Hawke, an accomplished jeweler from Kings County.
Mindy has a strong belief in helping, guiding, supporting, encouraging and educating others in the knowledge of Aboriginal Awareness. In the past she has regularly delivered lively and animated presentations to schools and children’s clubs such as Scouts and Guides of Canada