Maiden Voyage – Remarkable Keynote


Claudine’s Van Every Albert Keynote, Global Learn Day, Maiden”Voyage, October 7, 1996

For the entire “Opening Ceremonies” audio recording (9 minutes), please click here

For the “visual” presentation of Global Learn Day, please click here

What I said was: ‘Hello everyone! Welcome!

My name is Claudine.  I was quite thrilled when I read about Global Learn Day on the classroom Connect listserv.  I would like to share with you what I said to the Learn Day Organizers.

“This is my email:
Hi, I’m finding this whole idea awesome!

“I am a Mohawk Indian from the 6th Nation Iroquois Reserve in Southern Ontario, Canada.  I’ve been teaching for approximately 20 years and now returned to school to complete a doctorate in Education.  I have been a computer user for more than 10 years and have taken the greater part of my Masters Degree via Telnet, Data-Pack and the Internet. 

I am doing my thesis on Aboriginal Native Canadian Teacher Training and how the Internet can be used for this purpose.  I have a strong interest in finding ways for Aboriginal people throughout the world to stay in their own communities protecting their traditional languages and cultures — and, at the same time, gain worldwide knowledge via the Internet. 

I would like to share my thoughts with you on this Very Special Day.

“and (the email) was signed by me,

Claudine Van Every-Albert

Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan, Ontario, Canada.

And now here is another lesson for you in Mohawk.{Speaking Mohawk}

What I said was:

Thank you very much and I’ll see you again.

Speech Given from Ohsweken, Ontario

Ohsweken, Ontario

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