Join spoken word poet Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias. Using flow poetry, you and your students will explore our Saskatchewan watersheds and water systems as a topic of focus for poetic expression and scientific inquiry.

The broadcast will include performances by the artist as well as opportunities to observe a collaborative writing process, practice induction and deduction, and assess the created piece based on their flow poetry skills developed.

  • Art Strand: Drama
  • Broadcast length: 45-50 minutes.
  • Off camera hands-on teacher guided activity: approximately 45-60 min.
  • Grades: 1-8

Broadcast Release Dates (also available ‘ON DEMAND’ post release)

  • April 28, 2021: Grades 1-4
    1:15-2:00pm pre-recorded broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)
  • April 29, 2021: Grades 5-8
    1:15-2:00pm pre-recorded broadcast
    + post-broadcast activity (see Teacher Guide)

*Note, you can watch these broadcasts anytime on Ecast after these dates. Please register here.

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Teacher Guides and Resources

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Artist Biography: ecoaborijanelle

Janelle “ecoaborijanelle” Pewapsconias (she/her) is a Nehīyaw Spoken Word Poet, Community Engaged Researcher, Social Innovator, and Public Speaker based in the Treaty Lands now known as Little Pine First Nation, Treaty 6 Territory on Saskatchewan. As a reserve-based artist, she practices, organizes, and builds her spoken word practice that continues the oral tradition and celebrates narratives of Indigenous survivance and strength.

She believes in ahkamêmōwin (“ahh-gkaa-mey-moo-win” 5 syllables) – meaning: having resilience and never giving up. Impassioned and determined, ecoaborijanelle brings the message: “your words are alive, your words matter, let us tell our stories with care”.