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Winner announced for Faculty of Education’s Braided Approach Contest

Posted on: May 21, 2020

Congratulations to Tanya Jansen for her submission which was awarded first place in the Faculty of Education’s Braided Approach contest!

An excerpt from Ms. Jansen’s entry entitled, “Baby Buffalo, 2020”

My entry to the Braided Approach contest is a painting or visual depiction of my spirit animal (a buffalo) in the style of Norval Morrisseau (or Copper Thunderbird), a well-known Canadian Indigenous artist from the Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation in Ontario, Canada. I have titled it Baby Buffalo which is symbolic of myself and the growth I have made during my time in the Bachelor of Education (After-Degree) program at CUE. 

Honourable mentions to:
2nd Place – Renee Olafson
3rd Place (tied)- Victoria Tremblay & Allyson McIntyre

Other contributors:
Nneka Alleyne
Amy Crocker
Seabel Balian
Alexandra Gonek
Kaitlyn McTavish

Shanya Shwetz
Diane Stainthorp
Sophie Stewart
Karleigh Switzer
Megan Vickers

Special thanks to panel judges: Christy Jordan-Fenton (author of “Fatty Legs & When I was Eight”), Dr. Christine Martineau & Constance Murphy

Forthcoming: An exhibition highlighting the learning of Education students in building and applying foundational knowledge of, and with, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit for the benefit of all students. 

*This professional learning opportunity was developed and facilitated by the Faculty of Education, in partnership with the IKRC. It is also supported by an Alberta Education Grant.