MPLAN Indigenous RPL Webinar

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 09:30 to 12:00

MPLAN Indigenous Recognition of Prior Learning Webinar


MPLAN invites you to an online webinar via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  (MPLAN AGM to follow separately at 12:30 p.m.)
The Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People, both highlight the need for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Canada and around the world to work toward a right relationship. 
The legacy of colonization continues in many of the institutions and contexts of Canadian life, and Indigenous and non-Indigenous people together are reflecting on what it means to “Indigenize” those spaces and activities and foundational principles.  Canadian society is striving for better inclusion of and opportunity for Indigenous people.  At the same time, Canadian society can benefit from access to the Indigenous learning and knowledge that sustained nations on Turtle Island for thousands of years before European contact. 
MPLAN is proud to present a workshop in which we explore ways that prior learning assessment can help Indigenous people in personal development and recognition toward education and employment goals, and help educational institutions, workplaces, and other organizations to value and integrate Indigenous learning and knowledge.
Main Presention:
"The Necessity of Creating an International Indigenous Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Practitioner Manual."
The presentation will provide a background to why the manual was developed and address the importance of Indigenous RPL processes to Indigenous learners.  An overview of the five modules will include a focus on Indigenous RPL models developed by Indigenous peoples in Chile, Nunavut, South Africa, Coast Salish territory, and Mohawk Territory.
Karihwakeron Tim Thompson, Chair of the International Indigenous Recognition of Prior Learning Collective. Karihwakeron Tim Thompson comes from a bear clan family in Wáhta Mohawk Territory.  He has worked for a number of Indigenous organizations, including serving at the President and CAO of First Nations Technical Institute, the Director of Education and the Director of Languages for the Assembly of First Nations, and the Policy Director for the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres.    Karihwakeron currently volunteers as the Chair of the International Indigenous Recognition of Prior Learning Collective, is a board member of RotaryHIP (Rotary - Honouring Indigenous Peoples), and serves as the Chair of the Wahta Mohawk Community Trust in his home community.
DATE: Wednesday, May 19, 2021

TIME: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 


DEADLINE to Register for morning workshop:  

Please register using MPLAN's online form below by Friday, May 14, 2021.



Via Live-Stream:  Once your registration has been received and confirmed, we will email the Zoom meeting link for the event.


Registration Fees*

On or before May 14, 2021


Non-Members: $20


*No invoicing available. For this event, registrations will only be accepted by electronic submission. Non-member payments ONLY by eTransfer, PayPal or a Credit Card over the phone.  Cheques are NOT accepted.

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