Responding to Indigenous Specific Racism

This two-day course developed by Rain Daniels builds on the foundational course Principled Engagement with Indigenous People and provides you the opportunity to enhance your response to Indigenous-Specific Racism (ISR).

Rain’s experience in decolonizing education has illuminated that non-Indigenous people need opportunities to practise responding to ISR, and connecting ISR responses to decolonizing, social justice and equity approaches. This work is applicable in all professional fields, and requires a systemic lens.

While many people may have some familiarity or experiences responding to sexism, ableism, homophobia, etc., these kinds of responses don’t necessarily translate to responding to Indigenous-specific injustice.

Examine and understand what makes ISR unique to inform and sharpen your response skills that you can apply in work environments. Throughout the course, engage in supportive peer-to-peer dialogue, role plays and reflective practice to:

  • enhance your response skills
  • deepen your recognition of ongoing and embedded colonial patterns
  • increase your awareness of forms of resistance
  • sharpen your skills to decode various everyday situation, as well as more complex policy and practice contexts

It is strongly recommended that you complete the Principled Engagement with Indigenous People  course before you register for this course.  

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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Jan 17, 2023-Feb 3, 2023 | Online | $725.00

Format: Online, Instructor Supported with Real-time Classes
Code: MC654W23O
Offered: On Fri
Jan 17, 2023-Feb 3, 2023
This online course starts Tuesday, January 17, 2023. The dates for the mandatory live, virtual classes (via Zoom) are Friday, January 20 and Friday, February 3, 2023 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
$725.00 $0.00 $725.00
$705.00 $0.00 $705.00
Limited seats remain