Sheila Grieve

"My dream is that there will be more Indigenous leaders in the field of ECE. Leaders who have the strength, knowledge, and passion to ensure that First Nation, Metis and Inuit early learning opportunities and offerings become centered in Indigenous ways of knowing and being. I hope that learning from the land becomes a central premise and through learning from the land children’s opportunities to engage with their culture and language are increased in an holistic manner. I am currently working towards this by learning from Elders at VIU, and conversing with others who hold similar interests, engaging in Learning Outside Together Program and Promoting Early Childhood Outdoors."

Sheila is grateful to the Snuneymuxw people as she currently learns, lives, and works on their unceded traditional territory.  As a member of the Metis Nation, she commits to the concept of Kaa-Wiichihitoyaahk, taking care of each other.

Sheila has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education for many years and shares that experience as a professor at Vancouver Island University.  Her current path includes learning from Elders, and land-based learning. Sheila believes that plants are a way to create connections to land and self.

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