On Tuesday, June 6 at 1:30 pm, Peninsula College invites the community to share in the teaching and learning of the Visiting Elders Project, and to honor the elders in a Closing Reception that will be held in the House of Learning, PC Longhouse. Light refreshments will be served, and guests will have an opportunity to participate in this multi-generational, interdisciplinary program that highlights student learning, faculty planning, and elders’ wisdom and understanding.
The Visiting Elder project allows students and faculty at Peninsula College to benefit from the teaching and perspectives that area Tribal Elders can offer to enrich students' education and enlarge their world. The knowledge and experience held by all elders, and local Native elders in particular, are precious resources that help to expand perspectives across disciplines and academic boundaries. Consistent presence of local tribal elders on campus and in classrooms creates a holistic sense of educational possibility that is in direct alignment with the goals set forth by the Department of Instruction and PC’s Diversity Resolution.
The House of Learning at Peninsula College honors cultural teachings and inter-generational learning. In this spirit, planning for the Visiting Elder Project began in 2015. This Longhouse staff collaborated with many partners who wished to deepen the learning, which comes from engagement with Native perspectives. The Vising Elder Project was co-created with the Faculty Learning Community, Engaging Native Perspectives. The emcee for the reception will be Vincent Cooke of the Makah Tribe.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Dr. Kate Reavey at firstname.lastname@example.org.