Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

  • Rating 5/5 (50)
  • Operates virtually
  • 1 Hour
  • Any group size

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Provided By OCI

The goal of this presentation is to empower individuals with the baseline knowledge and skills needed to participate in popular culture conversations, specifically related to Indigenous matters, both within and outside of the workplace.

 

Participants will leave with this session with an assured sense of correct terminology, and better understanding of fundamental issues, such as systemic racism and intergenerational trauma, which may have blocked them from participating in past conversations on Indigenous topics. Participants will learn how valuable it is for them to have a voice through knowledge empowerment, and how these voices are needed now more than ever.

Please note: attendees will be confronted with historic and present day truths which may make them feel uncomfortable. We address this in the presentation, and discuss why it’s important to sit with being uncomfortable, while asking participants to contemplate why they may be feeling that way. This is done in a respectable and safe learning environment. The presentation covers:

  • Terminology
  • Unceded and Traditional
  • Territory
  • The Indian Act
  • Residential Schools
  • Truth & Reconciliation
  • Systemic Racism
  • UNDRIP
  • The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (and also Transgender and Two Spirit)
  • Corporations Roles and Involvement

Facilitator Biography: Bryan Hansen is a member of the Métis Nation of Alberta and currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia where he has spent the last seven years writing Indigenous Policy, and specializing in regulatory permitting and compliance.

Bryan is a certified Cultural Awareness Trainer with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, and together with a background in Surface Rights Law and an MBA, he brings a personal touch to Indigenous Allyship engagements as someone who has been directly affected by intergenerational trauma caused by white assimilation. His belief that ‘Silence Breeds Stigma’ is echoed in his company, Organization Culture Initiatives, and his mission is to provide a safe learning environment to empower as many people as possible with the fundamental knowledge to participate in the important conversations happening this decade.

The session is moderated by OCI’s VP of Operations, Jessica Lockyer. During her Master’s degree Jessica explored methods for decolonizing consultation with Indigenous communities in the resource management sector. She studied current methods used in consultation, determined best practices, and proposed a path forward. Jessica also works with OCI to develop educational material pertaining to Indigenous peoples in Canada and coordinate the facilitation of educational sessions.

 

What’s included

  •  Online Platform Link of Choice (Zoom/Teams/Other)
  •  Presentation and Safe Space Q&A session
  • Educational Materials following the session
  • Interactive Slido Engagement

What you’ll need

  •  Online Platform Download

50 Reviews

REACH Canada Participant
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

I learned something new. The presentation was well presented and eye opening.

REACH Canada Participant
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

I feel more confident about dialogue and more informed. I have followed much of the harrowing stories of indigenous peoples. I have struggled with understanding the correct terminology, and have prior to this session referred to indigenous peoples as First Nations, Metis and Inuit. I feel much happier knowing now I am confidently referring to indigenous peoples correctly.

REACH Canada Participant
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

It was an emotional, historical and informative presentation. I had no prior knowledge so this presentation was a heart wrenching eye opener.

REACH Canada Participant
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

The topics were thoroughly presented and highlighted the key information needed to disseminate to the group.

REACH Canada Participant
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

It was a great mix of educational, emotional, eye-opening, and a call to action delivered in an open and welcoming manner that encourages wanting to do better.

Taylor V
5

Indigenous Peoples: Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present and Future

I’m a high school teacher in Ontario and really appreciated the structure and flow of this presentation. By starting with a hook to acknowledge what participants don’t know and them revisiting those concepts with a checklist made it super easy to follow along and very structured with what is heavy material. It helped me feel like I was really learning something and that after each topic, we were consolidating the knowledge with a brief recap. Great pedagogy there. I think the terminology section at the beginning was great for fundamentals, so that while continuing through the presentation, we had more certainty and knowledge about what terms were being used and what’s appropriate for us to use moving forward in our professional and personal lives. I also appreciated acknowledging right at the beginning that feeling like you don’t know where to start with educating yourself or implementing Reconciliation and Indigenous Policy is okay. As someone who certainly has much more learning to do, this made the presentation feel like a safe space to learn, ask questions, etc. The personal stories were impactful and made the subject matter even more relevant. Overall, I found this to be a fabulous fundamentals presentation and would actually be incredibly interested in incorporating this into my classes - any subject area. It was informative and engaging.

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