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.
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.