HSABC and HRC: Decolonization Series- 6 sessions- Session 1- Introductions and overview of sessions, Canadian History, the Reserve System

November 2, 2022, 1:00 - 4:00 PM


Decolonization must start with individual change, to more effectively drive the system change that is desperately needed. In this series, we connect the dots of past and present so that non-Indigenous Canadians can have a deeper understanding of how we got to where we are, and the realities that Indigenous people face. By the end of these sessions, participants will have some tools to recognize and call out racism and injustice when they see it. The synopsis below is subject to change, as some sections may change order or be pushed to other sessions depending on time and rich conversations that often occur.

Session one- Nov 2, 2022:1pm - 4 pm- Introductions and overview of sessions, Canadian History, the Reserve System

Session two -Nov 9, 2022: 1 pm - 4 pm- Capitalism, Racism, Education

Session three - Nov 16, 2022:1pm - 4 pm- Child Welfare, Health Care, the Justice System

Session four - Nov 23 ,2022: 1pm - 4pm- Media, White Supremacy, Reflection

Session five - Nov 30,  2022: 1 pm - 4 pm-  Territorial Acknowledgements workshop, tying together all the learnings into best practices for crafting your own meaningful land acknowledgement.

Session six- Dec 7, 2022: 1 pm - 4pm - Communications
In this workshop, participants will learn more about how English, white supremacy, and colonization have
impacted Indigenous languages, the importance of keeping language whole, and a reminder that Indigenous
languages are living languages. This workshop builds off of the communication education discussed in our Level
1 Introduction to Decolonization workshop series.

*Please note all sessions must be attended in order as the content builds on itself. It is preferable that the same cohort move through the sessions together. This encourages deeper exploration and conversation, as well as more meaningful connections, with the material and the cohort.* 

Please also note: Once you have registered for session 1 a Zoom link will be sent to you a few days before the event is to start. A link will also be sent to you for all the other sessions, a few days before they start as well. No need to register for the other sessions as only those that attend Session 1 can attend the rest of the series!