Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Resources

Since February 2021, eNews has shared book titles, articles, videos and podcasts to encourage continuing the work of anti-racism and equity, and to help deepen our understanding of Canada’s diverse communities.

We would love to hear if you have found this column helpful, or if there are other ways that you would like to see BCPVPA share resources. Contact Erin Hughes.

Radio: Unreserved 
Hjalmer, Timmy, Tantoo and Rassi: Breaking barriers and healing nations through art
hosted by Rosanna Deerchild

In this episode of Unreserved, Rosanna Deerchild brings two interviews to listeners. The first interview, she speaks to brothers Hjalmer Wenstob and Timmy Masso about their advocation for Indigenous language education and their recent art project. In February 2021, Hjalmer and Timmy created and produced a Nuu-chah-nulth healing song and video as a gift to all nations. During the pandemic the loss of physical connection to community members have impacted First Nations communities across the nation and world; they hope that this video will help Indigenous communities heal. The video includes closed captioning and a transcript, so anyone can learn the Nuu-chah-nulth words they are singing. The brothers are happy for anyone to share their video and use it in teaching as long as their intention behind the video is remembered and recognized. 

In the second interview of the episode, Rosanna speaks to Tantoo Cardinal, one of the most recognizable Indigenous actresses of our time. Tantoo talks about what it was like working in the film industry as an Indigenous women at the start of her career versus her experiences now. In the beginning, she had to fight to have her time on camera and learn the craft of filmmaking  now, Indigenous filmmaking is growing she is able to be part of films that are made by communities of Indigenous creatives, like the movies Falls Around Her and The Grizzlies.

ReFresh: Recess for Your Health

ReFresh is a BCPVPA health resource with simple exercises and information to explore in your breaks at work. ReFresh appears as a Member Update every Wednesday. All ReFresh posts are archived here.

Read the latest ReFresh: Let it Go!

BCPVPA PLD Readers Corner

Every 2 weeks, your PLD Directors will upload pertinent articles, blog post, or podcast on BetterEducate and in the new Member Portal and in the BCPVPA Member Portal under Resources/ Readers’ Corner for your quick learning opportunity.  

Read the latest article, and find Discussion Tips and Prompt Questions: How these 3 teachers bring anti-racist education to their elementary school classes

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