6. Climate Change and the Environment for Kids - The FOLD

6. Climate Change and the Environment for Kids

Educator workshop

Session Description

Climate Change and the Environment for Kids with Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)

In this workshop designed for educators, Hetxw’ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson, uses Indigenous knowledge and practices to explore a different way of teaching and understanding climate change. With an emphasis on connection to the land, the workshop will explore innovative approaches to informing young people about the critical issues affecting the land.

For Educators

Registration

This session and all 2022 FOLD Kids Book Fest virtual sessions will be made available on-demand until December 12 with a virtual pass. Educators who register with a board pass code will continue to have access into the New Year.

Virtual passes are $20 and allow attendees to access our Virtual Clubhouse where you can connect with exhibitors, chat with authors and attendees. You can also compete on the leaderboard and participate in our virtual scavenger hunt for the chance to win prizes.

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Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)
Bio
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Hetxw’ms Gyetxw (Brett D. Huson)

Hetxw’ms Gyetxw, also known as Brett D. Huson (he/him/his), is from the Gitxsan Nation of the Northwest Interior of British Columbia, Canada. Growing up in this strong matrilineal society, Brett developed a passion for his people’s culture, land, and politics and a desire to share their knowledge and stories. Brett has worked in the film and television industry for over 16 years and is also a volunteer board member for such organizations as Ka Ni Kanichihk and sakihiwe Festival. The award-winning series Mothers of Xsan is Brett’s first series of books and part of a larger vision he has in sharing the worlds of the Gitxsan Nation. As Brett continues creating new projects, he is also working with the Prairie Climate Centre.

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