How might educators overcome our own typically non-existent Indigenous education as young people to teach about first-peoples in a way that is responsible, ethical, and based in action?
Dr. Angela Nardozi describes herself as a guest on Turtle island and she is also an educator, a coach, and a doctor of philosophy. She primarily works with settler educators to help them better teach about Indigenous histories and current communities. In this conversation, Dr. Nardozi blows open for me the concept of truth and reconciliation, what it means to be an effective ally, and how we might move towards action to create a more hopeful future.
If you are a settler on this land we call Canada, if you are at times feeling worried about not “getting it right”, or struggle with wanting to know that what you are doing in the classroom on Indigenous issues is “okay”…you need to listen to this show. Dr. Nardozi’s relatable, passionate, and infectious energy will captivate and inspire you and, while we get into some pretty heavy stuff with this conversation, I hope that you will finish this episode feeling a little more motivated to explore some of these ideas with your students.
I am so grateful for Dr. Nardozi’s perspective, sharp wisdom, and for me, fresh take on these topics. Please send this episode on to someone that you know that might benefit from learning more about Angela and the work that she does.
That’s all the time we have for today, folks, keep putting relationships first, and remember we are teaching tomorrow.
References made in this episode:
- Dr Angela Nardozi’s website
- Dr. Angela Nardozi on Twitter
- Dr. Angela Nardozi on Instagram
- Jean Paul Restoule
- Dr. John Doran
- Treaty 3
- Lieutenant Governor’s Indigenous Summer Reading Camp
- Dr. Jeff Corntassel
- Joanne Robertson
- The Water Walker
- The Calls to Action
- Josephine Mandamin
- Laryssa Gorecki
- The young people of Kashechewan get a school
- I spy colonialism (the peepee tipi)