Darcy Dennis, Early Childhood Educator, Member of the Provincial Child Care Council 

Presentation Description

The presentation is about the Northern Indigenous perspective and teachings. The presenter goes into short details and stories of the north. 


  1. First Nations pedagogy
  2. Diversity
  3. Northern First Nation epistemology

Key Messages:

  1. Visit local First Nations
  2. Learn about local First Nations
  3. Indigenous child development

Presenter Bio

Darcy Dennis comes from the Lake Babine Nation which is approximately 230 km northwest of Prince George, sits with the Likh Tsa Mis Yu (Grouse) clan and currently resides on Lheidli T’enneh Territory (Prince George). Some of Darcy’s previous work in child care were a Cultural Advisor at Skeh Baiyoh Head Start Child Care center, Indigenous Northeast Regional Coordinator (Success by 6) and with the Aboriginal Infant & Family Development program. Darcy currently is sitting on the Provincial Child Care Council (PCCC) and also was on the Executive Board with the Aboriginal Head Start Association of BC. Darcy’s accomplishments in 2007 won the Varma Crofts Memorial award which is awarded to a champion in child care that gives valuable contributions to children, parents, and the community. Showing initiative, leadership and professionalism in the childcare field. Darcy also helped create and complete a UBC initiative on Growing Systems Leadership in the Prince George area.