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As a future educator, I wish to create an inclusive space for Indigenous students as soon as I become a teacher. by Mind Map: As a future educator, I wish to create an inclusive space for Indigenous students as soon as I become a teacher.

1. Engaging with elders in the community, building sustainable plans with them - directed at better supporting Indigenous students in the community.

1.1. By engaging students with elders in the community, many lessons are learned such as appreciation and respect.

1.2. Elders find great importance in communicating with younger generations - it is also an opportunity for Indigenous youth, as well as non-indigenous youth to learn about Indigenous culture.

2. I will choose to professionally develop by attending training and workshops.

2.1. these will help me to better interact with and support the Indigenous community at school.

3. Engaging with members of the Indigenous communities near me.

3.1. Curve Lake

3.2. Elders Gathering

3.3. Rama First Nation

3.4. Working with Indigenous members of the community to create a safe and inclusive space (e.g Elders, Indigenous social workers, teachers and medical professionals.

4. The system DOES NOT have to follow the European structure.

4.1. Teach outside the box! Ask for community members to help teach their knowledge.

5. If I am uncomfortable teaching a topic that I don't have experience in, ASK

5.1. Invite an elder or community member to teach a lesson that is culturally specific.

6. Utilize community resources - Learn about reservations AND Treaties, what they mean and how they have impacted Indigenous members of society/communities.

7. Take every opportunity given at school, such as the annual Curve Lake Pow-Wow trip.

7.1. While on these trips, ask questions and try to be as engaged as possible.

7.1.1. Use the opportunity to learn as much as possible