WORKSHOP: Truth and Decolonization

Title: WORKSHOP: Truth and Decolonization
Location: University Centre – most likely 442 – please get in touch to confirm
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Description: This participatory workshop will provide an introduction to historical and ongoing forms of colonization and assimilation policies. We will also explore decolonization, from an Anishinaabek perspective, as a basis for understanding inherent rights and responsibilities. Lastly, how Indigenous ways of knowing and being inform strategies for truth telling and reconciliation will be discussed.

Sâkihitwoin Awâsis is an Otipemisiw and Anishinaabe Two-Spirit land defender and spoken word artist from the pine marten clan. As a writer she has contributed to the books A Line In The Tar Sands, and Forever Loved: Exposing the Hidden Crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Canada. Her work at Atlohsa Native Family Healing Services draws connections between the health and well-being of Indigenous families and the Earth. She is continually inspired by acts of decolonization, resurgence, and community healing.

Contact us at [email protected] or 519.824.4120
Start Time:  5:30 pm
Date: 2016-06-23
End Time:  8:30 pm