Hi, I am Tanya Weller.
I have always been interested in learning. It is a bonus to get credit for classes. I have lived in Toronto and Shelburne, ON; Nackawic, NB, and currently reside in Regina, SK. I attended school in Ontario, New Brunswick and here in Saskatchewan. I am currently a second year student who from a young age was interested in becoming a teacher, but only just now realizing this as a present goal.
I learn best when I am organized, focused and diligent in doing my assignments. I have 7 children so I am guessing that I am interested in children and their well-being. Until recently I never felt like I could accomplish much. However, I am finding that I can be good at what I set my mind to do.
I have taken a few courses online – Psychology 230, Biology 140, Cree 100, Sociology 213, ECS 100. These are challenging because I needed to be on top of everything in order not to fall behind. Learning different kinds of technologies and how to submit assignments, participate in online forums and even compiling voice recordings for my Cree class was novel.
I hope to learn a lot about Native culture, beliefs and traditions as well as the struggles Indigenous peoples faced as they try to overcome so many trials through their colonial experiences. I hope to understand and become more aware of the strength and unity the Native community has at their disposal.
I work in a community school and I am excited to get a more intimate knowledge of the people who were here first before any of us.