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Centering Indigenous Values in Education and Social Work
Hilltop Children's Center
Seattle, WA
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Hilltop Educator Institute Presents:
"Centering Indigenous Values in Education and Social Work"

Saturday, Dec 5th, 2020

10:30am - 12:00pm Pacific Standard Time
1:30pm - 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time

Facilitated by Jane Boldrey (she/her)

Location: Online! You'll receive a registration link the Thursday before the workshop.

Target Audience:
Child Care Center
Early Childhood Education & Assistance Program (ECEAP)
Family, Friend, Neighbor & Relative Care Giver
Family Resource Coordinators
P-3 Educators
School-Aged Programs
Interested Professionals


Decades of mistreatment and exploitation that have taken place under various government policies aimed at colonization has perpetuated harm, promoted white supremacy and has attempted to eradicate Indigenous culture, values and people.

As adults working with young children, our system demands a new critical lens that centers Indigenous values in not just our classroom but in our social work and child welfare systems.

Framed within the discourse of human rights and social justice, this workshop will focus on helping social workers and educational systems place the interests of Indigenous communities at the center of their work by looking at ways we can fuse Indigenous culture, tradition, and ceremony into our organizations.

Join us for an 2-hour intensive in which we highlight and celebrate the resistance and resilience of Indigenous Peoples and find ways we can join in the movement to reform our practices to ensure they are anti-oppressive, affirming, and liberating for Indigenous, Black, Brown, and other voices of color.

Why I Should Attend:

Indigenous Peoples are becoming more visible and audible. They have fought back and thrived. They have used harmony and balance to liberate their own people while supporting the movements of other marginalized group.

Part of our responsibilities as colonizers is to accept our responsibilities for our encroachments into the lives of Indigenous Peoples and work to articulate, conceptualize and operationalize justice and truth in partnership with these groups.

Indigenous Peoples values, spirit, and activist lens, must be incorporated into the everyday actions and lexicon of educators, social workers, and adults working with young children.

Join us as we reimagine our work and move towards an understanding of Indigenous education and social work.

About the Presenter

Jane Boldrey (she/her) is a Social Worker for the Washington State Department of Child, Youth, and Families in Olympia, WA. She is a member of the Muscogee Creek Nation.

Washington STARS hours available - please bring your MERIT I.D. number.

Part of the Hilltop Educator Institute event series. Check out our other events!

The 2020-21 Educator Discussion Series is sponsored by KidsQuest Children's Museum. A big thank you for their commitment to advancing equity, social justice, and partnership within and outside the city of Seattle!

KidsQuest Children's Museum

Many thanks to the Bertschi School. We deeply appreciate your willingness with which you have and continue to sponsor our efforts to make our community a more inclusive place to live in:
The Bertschi School

Many thanks to SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM for your partnership on making our vision of improving equity of outcomes across race and class more achievable:
SEED ECS at Temple Beth AM

Tickets are non-refundable one week before the event date.  Refunds can be requested from Brown Paper Tickets up until one week before the event.  If you become unable to attend the event after the refund deadline, please feel free to transfer your registration to another attendee.  Simply have your guest sign-in at the event using the name given at registration.
Saturday Dec 05, 2020 10:30 AM - Saturday Dec 05, 2020 12:00 PM | Free - $20.00


Hilltop Children's Center (View)
4 Nickerson Street, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98109
United States


Education > Business
Education > Classes
Education > Conventions
Education > Workshops

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Hilltop Children's Center
On BPT Since: Nov 20, 2013
Hilltop Children's Center

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