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Name: Tanisha Preston

School Affiliation: Medicine Hat College

National, Tribal, or Band Affiliation: Cree-Métis






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Re: Comforting Indigenous Students

 On Oct. 20, 2021, 9:52 p.m.

Hi Madison,
I feel like it is important to not think less of them as an Indigneous person, because it may be likely that they have encountered many of the inju…

Re: Is it okay to ask someone ‘how Indigenous’ they are?

 On Oct. 20, 2021, 9:13 p.m.

Hi Janay,
Personally, I do not feel like this question could be approached in a genuine manner. The first question that comes to mind is, "why does it matter?"…

It is not Indigenous peoples responsibility to educate the ignorant

 On Oct. 20, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

The article It’s Not My Job to Teach You about Indigenous People by Mel Lefebvre has validated my feelings as an Indigneous person. My personal experiences and…

KAIROS Blanket Exercise Workshop

 On Oct. 20, 2021, noon

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive way of learning the history of Indigenous peoples in an emotional and impactful manner. Developed in collab…

Indigenous Lesson Plans

 On Oct. 20, 2021, 12:25 a.m.

Please add to the list lesson plans or resources that could be used to teach K-12 students about Indigneous perspectives.

Loss of Identity

 On Oct. 20, 2021, 12:12 a.m.

Colonization has lead to many First Nations, Métis and Inuit people losing their culture. This does not make them less of an Indigneous person than others. Fro…

When is help too much?

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 11:55 p.m.

My experiences in grade school as a Cree-Métis student has not been memorable. When I am an educator, I am concerned that I might overcompensate for what I nee…

Re: Sameness in the Classroom

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 11:35 p.m.

Hi Teighla,
This is a great question. When I think about it, I wonder why Indigenous students feel different in the first place. Why are their peers not encoun…

Re: Generational Trauma

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 11:05 p.m.

Hi Ciana,
It is absolutely important to not pry a child to speak about their trauma. A child suffering from intergenerational trauma might not understand what …

Re: Should students be in school September 30th for Truth & Reconciliation Day?

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 10:56 p.m.

Hi Janay,
I feel like many Canadians are still ignorant towards the truths of Indigenous Peoples, this includes the parents of children attending schools. If s…

Re: First Contact

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 10:47 p.m.

Hi Tamara,
I feel like First Contact portrayed accurate representations on the average Canadian, which is greatly beneficial. It was refreshing to see non-indi…

Re: Murdered Missing Indigenous Women

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 10:38 p.m.

Hi Kristy,
Missing Indigenous woman and girls is a huge issue within Canada. The statistics of Indingeous woman going missing or murdered is drastically dispro…

Re: Vulnerable Indigenous Youth

 On Oct. 19, 2021, 9:47 p.m.

Hi Payton,
This post has resonated with me because it is something I have expereinced with loved ones and fellow Indigenous peers. This is a true example of in…