Robertson Events

Manidoomin (Manoomin): Wild Rice the Spirit Food

A FREE ONLINE WEBINAR – Tues., Oct. 19, 2021

Highlighting the Ojibwe language and culture behind this annual tradition, educator Jason Jones discusses the complex math and science behind harvesting wild rice.

A promotional image of the September workshop "Building Structures in Early Years". Carol Stephenson's image with details of the event.

Building Structures in the Early Years: Inspiring STEM and narrative enrichment

2-PART ONLINE WORKSHOP – September 16 & 23, 2021

Educator Carol Stephenson shares ways to support the rich narrative play that naturally arises during early years’ building. Discover how you can maximize your classroom space, budget, and schedule to bring out the best in all your builders!

Bringing Indigenous Education into Science Education through Reciprocity


Educators Amber Sandy and Erin Sperling exemplify how Indigenous Ways of knowing can be integrated in the study of the scientific methods through storytelling.

Gaa-gikinoo'amaqigooyang: When they teach us


Educator Jason Jones shares some of the teachings that have been passed down to him from his Grandmother, Nancy Jones, about the science that can be learned from animals.

Ondaadan Gikino’amaadiwin Aki: Learning from Land


Indigenous land-based experiences provide rich educational opportunity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. Educators Marlo Beaucage and Nancy O’Donnell connect curriculum to the mathematics and science learned in these experiences.

Traditional Indigenous Mathematics in the Ontario Classroom


In our first-ever webinar, Educator Bryan Bellefeuille shares how he brings Traditional Indigenous Mathematics in to his Ontario Classroom. Bryan speaks of his journey to help educators on their path to exploring and including Traditional Knowledge in their classroom. He addresses the difficulties that arise when trying to articulate Traditional Mathematics in a Western context and how those difficulties are further heightened when attempting to connect the activities to Ontario curriculum expectations.

Indigenous Language Revitalization Discussion Panel

The 2018 Gaa-izhi-izhitwaawaad anishinaabeg: Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Conference hosted a panel discussion on Indigenous language revitalization. Themes include strategies to encourage language learning, overcoming language barriers, and current legislation on the topic. Panelists: Carissa Copenace (Niigaanigaabawiik), Jason Jones (Memashkawigaabaw), Shannon King (Waanode omiin midwaak), Marjolaine LaPointe (Waabindaandebawewin), Sherry Mattson (Bimaazhid-Giniw-Kwe), Brigitte Neganigwane (Waabshkaa-mkoonhs), Liz Osawamick (Giniw Miigwan)

Anishinaabe Language Panel: Indigenous Knowledge and Math Education Conference

In October 2017, The Indigenous Knowledge and Math Education Conference took place in Treaty #3 Territory/Fort Frances, Ontario. Four public school educators provided insight on language education in our Anishinaabe Language Panel. Watch as Sherry Mattson (KPRDSB), Liz Osawamick (KPRDSB), Marjolaine LaPointe (KPDRSB) and Jason Jones (RRDSB) share their knowledge about educating students in Ojibwe.