Each activity includes an introduction, a list of outcomes, step-by-step process for delivery, and suggested essential questions meant to encourage collegial dialogue, promote active engagement, and foster a culture of collective responsibility.
The tasks offer information on Indigenous perspectives on family, kinship, care of children, and familial links between the past, present, and future. This content knowledge is fortified with the development of skills that sharpen participants’ critical thinking and self-reflection.
The activities encourage critical consideration of differing viewpoints, with an emphasis on Indigenous perspectives; they also provide openings to apply new learnings to participants’ personal identity and life experiences.
The day is broken into several activities, ranging from 30 to 60-minutes. Times allotted for each unit are approximate and may vary according to audience size, levels of interaction, English proficiency, and background knowledge.
Facilitators may build in time for collegial conversations; however, when time is limited, they are expected to guide the group so that all topics and activities are delivered.
Times are approximate — the facilitator will need to be flexible know when to determine when groups need more or less time. The decision to add more time should be based on the richness or benefits of continuing the discussion.
While this page will offer information on the workshop activities the Families Facilitator’s Guide provides a complete lesson plan with important details for each activity and information regarding supplementary materials.