Indigenous Circle Learning

Dr. Verna Billy-Minnabarriet, Vice President, Academic and Strategic Partnerships, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT), BC took us through a circle. This is how they begin the student week at NVIT. An elder comes in Monday morning and blesses the facilities for the week. At the end of the week, they come back to cleanse the building.

Members of a circle starts with gratitude. A circle allows quiet students to have input. She appreciates the power of people listening to one another.

A copy of her Powerpoint presentation is available at