Prior to the Truth and Reconciliation (TRC) process in Canada, there has been a long history of activist work from Indigenous people to address colonization in Canada. The TRC process and Calls to Action 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 organizations.
By examining the connection between the past and the present, participants will explore beliefs, impacts, and current structural tensions impacting Indigenous People, including the function of things like bias and privilege. Through dialogue, critical analysis, and case studies, in a dynamic and interactive learning environment, participants will locate their own learning needs and goals for action for principled engagement with Indigenous People.
This is a participatory workshop where participants will learn how to enhance relationships with Indigenous People. Participants will examine past and present realities that Indigenous People experience; learn how to apply a 3-step process to assess beliefs impacting Indigenous People; develop links between individual and systemic actions; learn tools for engagement, safe service and equity and assess next steps their learning journeys.
Please note: While this training offers all participants an opportunity for reflection, analysis and learning, we acknowledge that the workshop content may be difficult or triggering for some people. Supports will be in place during and after the workshop, but if there is some reason you feel you may be unable to attend, please contact Bess Williams (Federation Members & General Public) or Adrienne Yeung (CAI Grantees) who will be happy to discuss your concerns.
About the Instructors
Instructors Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch collectively bring over 40 years of facilitation and teaching experience, specialized skill and critical analysis to this crucial dialogue.