Reclaiming Our Stories: “Live the Learning with Richard VanCamp” - Mamawhitowin “Coming Together” 2020 - Series 1
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Reclaiming Our Stories: “Live the Learning with Richard VanCamp” - Mamawhitowin “Coming Together” 2020 - Series 1
Presented by: Richard Van Camp
November 2, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
November 9, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
November 16, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Online
Grade Level / Audience
Administrator/Administration, Counselors/Conseiller en orientation scolaire, Curriculum Leaders/Leadeur de programme, Educational Assistant/Assistant en éducation, Teachers/Enseignant, Trustee/Conseiller élu
About the Session

Historically, The Mamawhitowin Conference features two days of keynotes and breakout sessions to engage and empower all educators who come together. This year we will ‘Come Together’ for a combination of Indigenous Learning  Series and work toward the success of all students  meeting the new Alberta TQS standards. This year’s theme is “Live the Learning” 


Series 1 - Reclaiming Our Stories: Mamawhitowin “Live the Learning with Richard VanCamp”

Workshop 1-November 2

In this first of 3 , 1 hour  hilarious and empowering workshops, best-selling author and internationally renowned storyteller, Richard Van Camp will share with you how he recorded 24 Elders' miracle stories (which you will receive as a gift) and he will will guide you through a process to start recording your own family, Elder and Knowledge Keeper stories in your own community. Why not use this time during the pandemic to reclaim the recipes, techniques, knowledge and know-how of your family and those you respect for the good family medicine that you can share for future generations?

Workshop 2-November 9

In our second workshop, Richard will conduct a class for all ages titled "Reclaiming Star Knowledge and Moon Knowledge From Your Community." Get ready for a gorgeous love story about the stars and his family and feel free to share your family stories and knowledge, too.

Workshop 3-November 16

In the third, and final workshop of the series, "Reclaiming Your Community Calendar", Richard will share his community calendar from Fort Smith, NWT, and he'll talk about how we can use this time of reflection and pause to start documenting the seasonal round of what's happening in and outside of your community, and, at the same time, honouring those who know what's happening with the wildlife around you.

About the Presenters

Richard Van Camp

Richard Van Camp is the best selling and award winning author of 24 books these past 24 years. He lives in Edmonton, Alberta, with his family. His novel, The Lesser Blessed, is now a feature film with First Generation Films and his baby book, Welcome Song for Baby: A Lullaby for Newborns was given out to every newborn baby in British Columbia in 2008, courtesy of the BC Books for Babies Program. 

Richard works in just about every genre and he's the Executive Producer for a number of movies including Monkey Beach, Loretta Todd's adaptation of Eden Robinson's bestselling novel that came out in 2000. You can visit Richard on Facebook, Twitter, SoundCloud, Instagram and at

Registration Fee: $75.00

Registration Notes:

To purchase Richard' anthology titled "This Place: 150 Years Retold", visit:

Please be advised that the total registration fee for the whole series is $75, however attendance of individual sessions in the series cost $35 each

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