HSABC and HRC:Decolonization Part 1 – Introductions & Overview + Canadian History and the Reserve System
November 4, 2021, 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Hummingbirds Rising Consulting’s Introduction to Decolonization Series:
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 4, 2021: Introductions and overview of sessions, Canadian History, the Reserve System
Session two - Nov 18,2021: Capitalism, Racism, Education
Session three - Nov 25, 2021: Child Welfare, Health Care, the Justice System
Session four - Dec 2,2021: Media, White Supremacy, Reflection
Session five - Dec 10, 2021 : Land Acknowledgement workshop, tying together all the learnings into best practices for crafting your own meaningful land acknowledgement.
*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.*