Peggy Janicki, a B.C. Teacher’s Federation (BCTF) facilitator and Aboriginal contact for the Mission Teachers’ Union, was recently honoured in Toronto.
Hundreds of educators and supporters of Indigenous education from across Canada gathered at a ceremony in Toronto to celebrate the recipients of the 2019 Guiding the Journey: Indigenous Educator Awards.
Janicki brings Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies to many classrooms. She teaches math, history, social studies, psychology, emotional literacy and social justice with Salish Weaving.
Honoured in the category of Innovative Practices, Janicki’s innovation was highlighted when she aligned her research/weaving skills to create the SOGI 123 Salish Blanket Project.
A rainbow swóqw’elh was designed by her, woven by her, students and staff, then gifted to Stó:lo twin-spirited Educator Saylesh Wesley in a Stó:lo Honouring Ceremony. Wesley was honoured for her contributions to education and community.
Support of fellow educators is a pattern for Janicki. She is a BCTF Facilitator, curriculum writer, member-at-large for Aboriginal Education PSA (Provincial Specialist Association, and has supported numerous teachers, co-workers, and students in many settings across B.C. and Canada.