Prior to the Truth and Reconciliation process in Canada, there has been a long history of activist work from Indigenous people to address colonization in Canada. The TRC Calls to Action and UNDRIP, have increased interest within organizations to better understand their role and responsibility in enhancing relations with Indigenous Peoples. This has also sparked an interest in understanding what Reconciliation, Decolonization and Indigenization mean, and how to apply these frameworks to build engagement with Indigenous People in their organization. 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, in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, participants will:
- Examine historical and current day systemic realities that Indigenous People experience.
- Explore beliefs, impacts, and current structural tensions impacting 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 their own learning needs, and goals for action for principled engagement with Indigenous People.
By the end of this session, you’ll have gained the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply a 3-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.
The format of this course is online (October 8 to November 6, 2020). There will be two live virtual classes on October 16 and October 30, 2020 from 9:00am to 4:00pm Pacific Time (PT).