Meagan Nenka (she/they) is a descendant of colonial settlers and non-binary educator in Seven Oaks School Division. Prior to graduating from University of Winnipeg’s Faculty of Education in the spring of 2022, Meagan worked as a Project Manager for ToyBox Manitoba to create free educational activities for children across the province. In their current work at École Leila North, Meagan takes a decolonial lens to teaching history of the land we now call Canada. Their work aims to contextualize and question ongoing colonial structures in present-day Canada, in hopes that honest dialogues can help students examine what Truth & Reconciliation means to them as individuals sharing this land.
Meagan’s talk will illuminate their ever-developing approach to navigating difficult and essential discussions with youth, finding age-appropriate ways to address Canada’s attempted cultural, physical, and biological genocide of Indigenous people and cultures.