2019 KOBE Education Conference

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Community school staff work on traditional crafts during the conference.

Rayne Meekis and Gene Mendowegan, students at Thunder Bay’s St. Ignatius High School, speak about their work with the Preserve our Language Project during the keynote address on Aug. 25.

St. Ignatius High School Principal Mike Filipetti speaks about how the Preserve our Language Project was created. The keyboard he and his team created allows you to type in Ojibway syllabics through Google Input Tools. The Oji-Cree and Cree versions are in the works.

KOBE staff member Elliott Doxtater-Wynn leads a game of Risk on an over-sized Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada.

Elder Bella Patayash works on a traditional craft with a young conference attendee.

KOBE staff member Melissa Major talks with Native Language teachers about how they can incorporate Smart Board technology in their lessons.

Conference participants take their learning outdoors for a Natural Curiosity workshop focusing on the importance of Indigenous Perspectives in children’s environmental education.

Sue Smetana and Rana Alsayed of the KOBE Speech and Language team sit by their booth ready to explain the unique therapy they do with students.