Introduction to Decolonization: 3-6 hours
We offer Introductory Decolonization workshops in three or six hours that can be customized to fit your organization’s needs depending on where you are on your Decolonization journey. 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.
Decolonization Workshop Series: minimum of 4 2-hour sessions
Hummingbirds Rising offers our Introduction to Decolonization workshop in a series. The series can be customized to fit your organization’s needs depending on where you are on your Decolonization journey. A series allows for reflection between sessions which fosters deeper conversations and understanding. We suggest a minimum of four sessions to maximize results.
Level 2 Workshops: 2-3 hours
Once your organization has completed our introductory Decolonization workshop, you will want to find practical applications for the learning you have completed. We have several next level workshops to choose from:
~ Decolonization and Empathy
~ Cultural Competency, Humility and System Change
~ The Four Rs: Resistance, Reclamation, Resurgence, Resiliency
Decolonization Conversation: 1.5 – 3 hours
A small group conversation with Hummingbirds Rising, whereby we provide you with a safe space to ask questions. This conversation is where you can learn what protocols your organization should be following when arranging events or hosting an Indigenous person, and how to find and address barriers that oppress Indigenous people.
Teacher Consultation Service: hourly
Hummingbirds Rising recognizes that teachers need some assistance with implementing some of the new BC K-12 Curriculum. It can be overwhelming because they have a strong desire to get it right. We can help! We recognize that the Education System has been starved for years, so we provide a bonus classroom visit to talk to students. This also falls in line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action (Item 62-65)
Classroom Visits: 30 – 60 minutes
Hummingbirds Rising will come in to classrooms and talk to students. Subjects that can be covered are: Decolonization, place-based understanding, History of Indigenous issues and their ongoing impact, as well as answering any questions students may have.
Conference and Gathering Services:
Hummingbirds Rising provides services at all stages of conferences and gatherings. This includes: planning and preparation support and advisory, pre conference workshops, emceeing, keynote presentations, breakout sessions and sitting on and/or moderating panels
Hummingbirds Rising offers an opportunity for your organization to to ask questions, help steer your Decolonization Action Plan, or have a Decolonization scan of environments and policies. We can audit policies, procedures, websites, and other resources as needed.