Join us October 18, 2016 with Mark Point!
Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This is the second UBC Learning Circle session on Aboriginal Student Success with Stó:lō presenter Mark Point, Skowkale First Nation. The traditional canoe carver/racer, tribal council manager, band manager, teacher, school principal, PhD candidate, grandparent of 10 and great-grandparent of 3 researched Aboriginal Student Success for his PhD. Please join Mark and UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on the significance of grandparents in Aboriginal Student Success.
- What is the traditional role of grandparents?
- How can grandparents impact Aboriginal Student Success?
- How can the role of the grandparent be embraced by Educators?
About the Presenter:
Mark Point is the third oldest in a family of 10 children. Born in Chilliwack, he lived his entire life on the Skowkale First Nation. Mark is Sto:lo, and considers himself cultured and over educated individual. Together, Mark and his wife Brenda, raised their 5 children. They now have 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
In his own words, “I have worked as a commercial fisherman, a pot washer, a Band Manager, Manager of a Tribal Council, a logger, civil servant, class room teacher, vice principal/school principal in Band and public schools. I enjoy participating in many cultural events and I am considered a traditional canoe carver. Along with making canoes I have with my family, traveled the world racing canoes.
I have a degree in Education, a masters in Education and I am a Dr. Candidate. Thus my interest in Education and the burning desire to see First Nations children enjoy better outcomes with their school experience.”
Video of Mark Point’s Presentation: