We’re excited to have Sue Sterling-Bur return again to present at AdvoCon2022, our 8th annual education advocacy conference held October 20th to 23rd online! We look forward to learning more about UNDRIP and the TRC and how they fit into advocacy for Indigenous students in #bced.
Tickets available now – Facebook group members receive a good discounted rate and the first 100 purchased receive a care package delivered to their house!
Sue Sterling-Bur is from the Nlakap’mux and Sto:Lo Nations and is the Vice President – Students for the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology, which is the only Indigenous public post-secondary in B.C.
Sue is a Ph.D. Candidate at The University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus and also works as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Jeannette Armstrong and Dr. Rachelle Hole in the areas of Indigenous research and disabilities. Sue’s doctoral research will provide an Indigenous perspective on the systems of belief for giftedness in children with disabilities. She will base her research on the Nlakap’mux Spilahem stories to identify the ethics, values, and beliefs that will guide and direct working with and supporting Indigenous people with disabilities. Sue is passionate about Indigenous Early Learning and Childhood Development and advocates to enhance the quality of life for Indigenous children and youth to ensure the best chance in life.
Indigenous Rights Within the World of Dis-ability
In this workshop, the speaker will discuss how we can use the Declaration of Rights for Indigenous Peoples Act (2019) and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015) as advocacy tools for supporting an Indigenous Person with a disability.
Sue is on Twitter @SueSterling6
Read all the details about our conference here!