Poverty conference set for Hazelton

Hazelton Secondary School teacher Barb Janzee announced they are hosting a “Gathering of Nations” Poverty and Racism in the North.

Hazelton Secondary School teacher Barb Janzee announced they will be hosting a “Gathering of Nations” Poverty and Racism in the North special conference in April this year.

“We are very pleased to announce we are hosting a Northwest Region Education Conference entitled,  A Gathering of Nations: Poverty and Racism,” she said.

The conference is scheduled for April 27 − 28 at Hazelton Secondary.

“Our special keynote speaker and workshop leader is Dr. Martin Brokenleg and we have a number of excellent workshops for anyone and everyone involved in education,” Janzee added.

“We want this to be an inclusive event where not only educators, but parents, students, family, community, and anyone involved in education from Haida Gwaii to Prince George and will feel welcome to participate, network, and learn.”

Keynote speaker, Dr. Brokenleg is well known for his work and is an avid spokesperson for people living in the North and First Nations culture.

“Many young persons have broken circles and are disconnected from their families, schools and communities,” he said. “We must form new tribes for all our children so there will be no psychological orphans.”

In addition to the speakers, there will be cultural tours, Gidahmes Dancers and a variety of workshops.

Registration is $100 for administrators, $75 for educators and community members and $25 for parents and students.

For registration forms or to get involved call Jody Tetreau or Barb Janze for details at 250-842-5214 or email jody.tetreau@cmsd.bc.ca or barbara.janze@cmsd.bc.ca.



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