Decolonizing Voice – Whose Voice Is It? – POST LINKS

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action in 2015 and the Calls for Justice in 2019, underscored the need for today’s students to learn about Indigenous issues, knowledge and history. All leaders in education need to be aware of appropriation challenges facing educators and how to do this work in a positive way — both inside the classroom and in performance. What is required is a positive, productive pedagogy to access Indigenous stories and topics without the appropriation of voice or culture. The Council of Ontario Drama and Dance Educators (CODE), in consultation with members of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit Education Association of Ontario (FNMIEAO), has created a resource with a list of strategies to assist educators in navigating this difficult landscape. This webinar will work through suggestions in this resource using practical demonstrations of drama-based activities free from appropriation of voice and adaptable to multiple disciplines and grades.

Zoom Webinar – Presentation

Presenter:  Matthew Sheahan,  Troy Maracle 

Audience: Grades 7-12



Slide 4 – Jamboard

Slide 5 – Jamboard

Slide 12    Theatre of the oppressed

12 Techniques   Newspaper Theatre

Slide 15  Goodway Blog

Slide 16   10 quotes from John A MacDonald on first Nations

Slide 19   Public Respond to call to action

During Q and A – pop these in the chat – TRC Calls to Action and the Calls for Justice

Call to Action

final Report