Welcome to Our Learning Circle, a site made possible by generous grants from the Medicine Hat College Research Fund and the College's Centre for Innovation & Teaching Excellence. We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 and Treaty 4 region in South Eastern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Medicine Hat is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
This site seeks to promote constructive discussions about the decolonization and Indigenization of schools across Canada and around the world. Our forums are particularly aimed at educators concerned with sharing theoretical and practical strategies, but are open to anyone, Indigenous and non-Indigenous alike, interested in exploring these broad subjects in good faith.
We are particularly grateful for the guidance of David Restoule (Migizi-Wasaa-Ewaabit), MHC's Indigenous Student Specialist, and the MHC Indigenous Support Office.
Site Co-Ordinator - Geoff Hamilton
Site Advisor, MHC School of Education - Christy Gust
Special thanks go out to Jason Openo at the Centre for Innovation and Teaching Excellence, and to the staff of MHC’s Library Services -- Colleen Copland, Danika Bowser, Laura Gunn, Jennifer Nabess, Jessica Hermann, Jocelyn Clarke, and Terina Sommerfeld -- for their invaluable assistance with this project.
The OLC site was built by Fractur, a web developer located in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and its logo created by Madison Hudson.
* Volunteers Wanted! If you'd like to contribute to the site's development, in ways large or small, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org *