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Ontario Native Literacy Coalition to host Resiliency Conference

Ontario Native Literacy Coalition to host Resiliency Conference

SIX NATIONS — In accordance with 30 years of service, the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition is set to host a conference titled Resiliency: Embracing the Road Ahead, which will be tackling literacy programming and resource options with powerful workshop educators and speakers on June 1- 2. The Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC), a non-profit, charitable

SIX NATIONS — In accordance with 30 years of service, the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition is set to host a conference titled Resiliency: Embracing the Road Ahead, which will be tackling literacy programming and resource options with powerful workshop educators and speakers on June 1- 2.

The Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC), a non-profit, charitable organization, was incorporated in 1988 operating under the guidance of an elected Board of Directors. The ONLC is also a provincial networking and field development organization supporting and serving Native Literacy Service Providers and learners in Ontario. The mission of the ONLC is to provide information, support and training to Native Literacy Service Providers in the Province of Ontario; enhancing ability and awareness of literacy issues. The conference is hoped to assist in the organizations mission.

To be held at the Six Nations Polytechnic (411 Elgin St., Brantford, Ontario), the conference will cover: Digital Literacy and Classroom Resources, Creating Effective Community Partnerships, Creating Cultural Supportive Programs, Understanding and Overcoming Barriers, Youth Leadership and more.

The workshops will be presented by 13 individuals of varying backgrounds from Programs and Services Officer Judith Knight of the Six Nations Grand River Employment and Training to Language Advocate Ienhotonkwas Bonnie Jane Maracle who serves as the U of T Aboriginal Learning Strategist. There will be three sessions throughout each day that last one hour and 30 minutes with four choices of workshops to select from.

Keynote speakers will include President CEO of the Six Nations Polytechnic Rebecca Jamieson, Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day and University of Victoria Aboriginal Education Consultant Lorna Wanosts’a7 Williams.

Performances as well will include the work of Kaha:wi Dance Theatre’s Santee Smith and local Comedic Hypnotist Darren Thomas.

The cost for member registration is $290 and $360 for non-member registration. To register you may contact ONLCinfo25@gmail.com.

For further information: Event Coordinator Charity Beland may be reached at charitybeland@gmail.com and Event Coordinator Sherry Babiwash may be reached at sherrybabiwash@mississaugi.com.

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