Friday, September 25, 2020
Pulling Together I – Foundations Series
Session 1 will introduce you to the Indigenous Peoples in Canada, their histories, and their cultures. It will also answer some of the questions that people often ask about Indigenous Peoples and debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions.
Friday, October 9, 2020
Pulling Together II – Foundations Series
Session 2 will examine the role of colonization and how it continues to affect Indigenous Peoples in Canada and define the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people today.
Friday, October 23, 2020
Pulling Together III – Foundations Series
“Each day that Indigenous rights are not honoured or fulfilled, inequality between Indigenous peoples and the settler society grows.
– Idle No More, “The Story”
In Canada, we are still dealing with the legacy of colonization. Media, institutions, and ordinary people still perpetuate harmful stereotypes and beliefs about Indigenous Peoples. This creates a society that continues to discriminate against Indigenous Peoples. Decolonization is the “undoing” of colonization and a process by which Indigenous Peoples are regaining their rightful place in Canada and are thriving. In session 3, we will address some of the challenges that exist because of centuries of institutionalized racism.