GIS Day 2019 in Moose Factory, Ontario

The CreeGeo Education team traveled to Moose Factory, Ontario to work with a group of talented Grade 11 students at Delores D. Echum Composite School. Mrs. P's Introduction to Spatial Technologies class was one of the participants in World GIS Day on November 13th, 2019. They were joined by many others across the globe. Click/tap … Continue reading GIS Day 2019 in Moose Factory, Ontario

GPS and Geotagged Photos in Fort Albany

CreeGeo visited Fort Albany's Peetabeck Academy School today to deliver a workshop with Mrs. Reuben's Gr. 7/8 class. We learned about GPS, how it works and what it does, and students also learned about traditional uses of plants with Elder Joseph S. Sutherland. We traveled to the Youth Site, where ceremonies and gatherings are often … Continue reading GPS and Geotagged Photos in Fort Albany

Google Tour Builder: A Virtual Tour of Three Mushkegowuk First Nations Communities

I'm currently taking a course called Constructivism Strategies for E-Learning as part of my master of educational technology at UBC. We were tasked to host a "Research Cafe" for our colleagues on UBC's Canvas LMS by designing an online learning environment. My topic was “Virtual Field Trips in a Virtual Learning Environment", although it could also … Continue reading Google Tour Builder: A Virtual Tour of Three Mushkegowuk First Nations Communities

Spring Clean-Up with Litterati and Google Maps

It's finally March, and that means the official start of the seasonal cycle in the Omushkego culture. In the Omushkego Cycle of Life (Ininiwi Pimatisiwin), there are six seasons, beginning with Spring, or Sikwan. Next comes the Blooming of the Earth (Miloskamin), then Summer (Nipin), Autumn (Takwakin), Freezing Up (Mikishaw) and finally, Winter (Pipon). Spring … Continue reading Spring Clean-Up with Litterati and Google Maps

CreeGeo Photo Stories: Kashechewan First Nation

Last month, I visited the community of Kashechewan in my new role with Mushkegowuk Council. I had the opportunity to meet two amazing classes, one at Francine J. Wesley Secondary School, and the other at St. Andrew's Elementary School. These students were natural mappers, problem solvers and critical thinkers as we learned some beginner coding … Continue reading CreeGeo Photo Stories: Kashechewan First Nation