Principled Engagement with Indigenous People

Long before the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) process began, Indigenous people and activists have worked to address colonization in Canada. The TRC Calls to Action and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People have increased interest among organizations to better understand their role and responsibilities in enhancing relations with Indigenous peoples.

These efforts have also sparked an interest in understanding what reconciliation, decolonization and Indigenization mean, and ways to apply these frameworks to build engagement with Indigenous people in their organizations.

In this course, Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch support participants to build awareness of these systemic tensions and identify actions for change.

Through dialogue, critical analysis and case studies:

  • examine historical and current day systemic realities that Indigenous people experience
  • explore beliefs, impacts and current structural tensions affecting Indigenous people, including the function of bias, privilege, etc.
  • apply a framework for analysis of present-day situations through case studies
  • identify common challenges and develop strategies for action
  • locate your own learning needs, and goals for action for principled engagement with Indigenous people.

By the end of these dynamic and interactive learning sessions, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills to:

  • apply a three-step process to assess normalized beliefs impacting Indigenous people
  • respond to individual and systemic issues to enhance engagement, safe service and equity
  • employ tools and a deepened analysis for critical engagement and addressing colonial patterns
  • consider the implications of decolonization, Indigenization and reconciliation for decision making, engagement, organizational commitments and social change
  • develop next steps in your learning journey.

This course is facilitated by Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch.

This course can be applied to the  UBC Certificate in Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and UBC Award of Achievement in Anti-Racism.

Course Format

This course is 100% online. Most of the modules can be completed on your own time within the course’s schedule.

There are two mandatory live, virtual classes (via zoom) from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time. These sessions will not be recorded, and participation in the two live, virtual classes is mandatory for successful completion of course requirements.

Available Sessions

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Feb 7, 2023-Feb 24, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652W23O
Offered: On Fri
Feb 7, 2023-Feb 24, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, February 7, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, February 10 and Friday, February 24, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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Apr 11, 2023-Apr 28, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652W23P
Offered: On Fri
Apr 11, 2023-Apr 28, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, April 14 and Friday, April 28, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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Limited seats remain

May 2, 2023-May 19, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652S23O
Offered: On Fri
May 2, 2023-May 19, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, May 2, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, May 5 and Friday, May 19, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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$705.00 $0.00 $705.00
Limited seats remain

Jun 6, 2023-Jun 23, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652S23P
Offered: On Fri
Jun 6, 2023-Jun 23, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, June 9 and Friday, June 23, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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Sep 12, 2023-Sep 29, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652F23O
Offered: On Fri
Sep 12, 2023-Sep 29, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, September 12, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, September 15 and Friday, September 29, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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$725.00 $0.00 $725.00
$705.00 $0.00 $705.00

Oct 31, 2023-Nov 17, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652F23P
Offered: On Fri
Oct 31, 2023-Nov 17, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, October 31, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, November 3 and Friday, November 17, 2023 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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$725.00 $0.00 $725.00
$705.00 $0.00 $705.00

Jan 16, 2024-Feb 2, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652W24O
Offered: On Fri
Jan 16, 2024-Feb 2, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, January 16, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, January 19 and Friday, February 2, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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$730.00 $0.00 $730.00

Mar 5, 2024-Mar 22, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652W24P
Offered: On Fri
Mar 5, 2024-Mar 22, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, March 8 and Friday, March 22, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


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$750.00 $0.00 $750.00
$730.00 $0.00 $730.00

Apr 23, 2024-May 10, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652W24Q
Offered: On Fri
Apr 23, 2024-May 10, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, April 23, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, April 26 and Friday, May 10, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$750.00 $0.00 $750.00
$730.00 $0.00 $730.00

Jun 11, 2024-Jun 28, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652S24O
Offered: On Fri
Jun 11, 2024-Jun 28, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, June 11, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, June 14 and Friday, June 28, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$750.00 $0.00 $750.00
$730.00 $0.00 $730.00

Sep 10, 2024-Sep 27, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652F24O
Offered: On Fri
Sep 10, 2024-Sep 27, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, September 10, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, September 13 and Friday, September 27, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


Fees / Tuition

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$750.00 $0.00 $750.00
$730.00 $0.00 $730.00

Oct 15, 2024-Nov 1, 2024 | Online | $750.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC652F24P
Offered: On Fri
Oct 15, 2024-Nov 1, 2024
This online course starts Tuesday, October 15, 2024. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, October 18 and Friday, November 1, 2024 from 9am to 4pm Pacific Time.
9:00 AM-4:00 PM Pacific Time

1nstructor: Rain Daniels, Chelsey Branch


Fees / Tuition

Type Fee Tax Total
$750.00 $0.00 $750.00
$730.00 $0.00 $730.00