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Workshops

We offer Decolonization workshops for non-Indigenous Canadians, regardless of where they are at on their Decolonization journey.

Due to COVID-19, we are continuing to offer our services remotely. While we recognize that this is more accessible for some, it is also important to acknowledge the privilege that allows us access to computers and reliable internet.

Introductory Workshops: Level 1

01.

Personal Decolonization

Decolonization must start with individual change, to more effectively drive system change. In this online module, participants will learn how small changes can lead to a movement, and this is the first step. This workshop prepares you for the next levels of learning. Content warning: in this module, we discuss language around privilege and racism.

02.

Foundations of Decolonization

In this module, participants will see how Canada has been built on a cracked foundation. 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. Content warning: in this module we discuss Canadian history, White Supremacy and Allyship. 

03.

Understanding Systems of Oppression

System change is urgently needed, and can only be effective if the individuals who make up the system also change. In these two online modules, participants will learn how systems are currently oppressing people in Canada. By the end of these sessions, participants will have some tools to recognize and call out racism and injustice when they see it. Content warning: in this module, we discuss Systems that Oppress such as the Reserve System, Capitalism, Education, Child Welfare, Health Care, Justice and the Media.

Upper Level Workshops: Level 2

01.

Territorial Acknowledgements

In this Level 2 workshop, we tackle the discourse around land acknowledgements. Participants will dissect existing land acknowledgements, learn about Indigenous-land relations, and learn the difference between performative and impactful acknowledgements. By the end of this workshop, each participant will have created a unique, impactful land acknowledgement.

PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Introduction to Decolonization Workshop Series must be completed prior to participating in Level 2 workshops

02.

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.

PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Introduction to Decolonization Workshop Series must be completed prior to participating in Level 2 workshops

03.

Understanding Indigenous Resistance

This module is under construction. Please email us for more information.

PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Introduction to Decolonization Workshop Series must be completed prior to participating in Level 2 workshops

04.

Understanding Food Insecurity Among Indigenous Populations

This module is under construction. Please email us for more information.

PREREQUISITE: Level 1 Introduction to Decolonization Workshop Series must be completed prior to participating in Level 2 workshops

testimonals

Don’t just take Our Word For It

“Rhiannon and Andrea were easy to communicate with and provided a very comfortable environment for our team to engage in difficult discussions.  The historical lessons were eye opening, and the overall presentation was well planned and thoughtfully delivered.” 

Adam Mills

Sales & Marketing Director, Four Winds Brewery

“The workshop facilitated by Rhiannon and Andrea was a meaningful way for the international participants in the Youth Peace Network to learn about the true history of Canada, and sparked conversations about reconciliation and Decolonisation efforts around the world. It was exciting to see the solidarity forming in the group. I am grateful that the facilitators were able to skillfully hold space for brave and challenging conversations, and highly recommend their workshops.”

Aida Mwanzia

Coordinator, Youth Exchanges Canada & Youth Peace Network, Global Initiatives & Youth Engagement YMCA

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