Cathy Balatti

I am creating spaces to articulate pedagogies for truth & reconciliation in the early years. I am exploring and supporting the inclusion of the principles of the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for their significance to all early years’ programs and services.

CATHY BALATTI is a member of the Haisla Nation who resides on the territory of the Secwepemc Nation, specifically the territory of the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc. She is an infant/toddler, early childhood educator with over twenty five years’ experience working with children and families in a variety of capacities.

Cathy’s pathway holds space to working with First Nation communities to review and support their early learning and childcare programs and services and provide guidance for enhancing long-term capacity building.

She believes in the importance of building relationships to be able to develop shared purposes and projects. Her passion for early learning and child care challenges her to explore new and innovative practices. Cathy believes that Indigenous pedagogy is integral to create and sustain safe, nurturing early learning and care environments that honour cultures and instill strong identities in the children who are being cared for.

Landmarks in Cathy’s Pathway are:

    •  Pedagogies of reconciliation
    • Institutional change
    • Rights frameworks (IELCC, UNDRIP, OCAP)
    • Urban Indigenous ECE
    • Indigenous ECE education and research
    • Identity
    • Networks development    

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Secwepmec Territory, Cathy Balatti
Secwepmec Territory | Winter 2020 | GG