Saskatoon Plays Host To Native Education Experts

Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at 14:24



Over 800 people are expected to take in a meeting on Aboriginal education in Saskatoon this week.


The Awasis Conference dates back 25 years, and brings together the top minds in Native education on an annual basis.


Coordinator Sandy Harper says the event is designed to showcase the latest trends and studies in the field of teaching.


Keynote speakers include a Cree Nation educator from Alberta who will present a talk on accessing traditional knowledge, and a South Dakota chief who will talk about wellness and balance in the classroom.


Harper says these types of holistic approaches to education are slowly beginning to establish themselves in the mainstream.


The conference is being held at the Saskatoon Travelodge and runs until Friday.