Innu Curriculum

(Goose Bay, January 23-27, 2006)

Innu Curriculum

Innu Curriculum

The CURA project facilitated a five-day workshop on Innu language curriculum in Goose Bay, Labrador.


This workshop would not have been possible without the assistance of the following institutions:


    • The Department of Education (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador)


    • The Labrador School Board



    • Peenamin McKenzie School


Participants and Visitors:


    • 18 Innu school teachers, classroom assistants and staff from Sheshatshiu


    • three representatives from Natuashish including two Innu classroom assistants


    • CURA Principal Investigator Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie and Research Assistant Leanna Brinson


    • two members of L’institut culturel et éducatif montagnais, Yvette Mollen and Marie Jourdain (Couture)


    • two educational consultants from the Cree School Board, Lucy Shem and Ethel Blackned


    • Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation, Director of Education, Kanani Penashue


    • two representatives from the Department of Education (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador), John Phillips (Program Development Specialist, Aboriginal Education) and Smita Joshi (Manager of Curriculum and Learning Resources)


    • Director of Education, Labrador School Board, Cindy Fleet


    • Peenamin McKenzie School Principal, Randy Jarvis


    • Program Specialist, Labrador School Board, Scott Hapgood


    • Assisstant Director of Programs, Labrador School Board, Henry Windeler


Topics addressed:


    • An overview of the social studies curriculum from Kindergarten to Grade 2


    • Instructional strategies


    • Building a unit activity


    • Student evaluation


    • How to make a book


    • Common Spelling




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