Building Inclusion of Indigenous Knowledge – Unsettling the Settler 2015

June 11, 2015 - June 12, 2015
Tatamagouche NS


Jun 11 – Jun 12, 2015 Thu 10:00 AM – Fri 4:00 PM $450.00
Explore how the systemic effects of colonization that create and perpetuate poverty, racism and violence can be countered through the meaningful inclusion of Indigenous knowledge, values, language and community participation. Through the use of popular education strategies, community-based methods of decolonization are discussed. Discover how your life, work, services and projects can benefit from decolonization and honouring of Indigenous wisdom and practice, thereby supporting your role in “becoming an ally”. This is an opportunity to change our relationship with each other and with the land.

Program Cost: $450 (tuition, meals & accommodation)
Local Price: $410 (without overnight)

We strive to make our programs as accessible as possible.
Please contact our Registrar to inquire about a bursary or payment plan.

Please register at least 2 weeks in advance to secure your place in this program.


Miigam’ agan

Miigam'aganMiigam’agan is a Mi’kmaw traditional teacher and spiritual leader.
Her life-work is dedicated to supporting empowerment for women, youth, families and communities and preserving and teaching Wabanaki culture and spirituality. She is also volunteering and serving Clanmothers/Elders throughout Wabanaki and Turtle Island, advocating the culture and values of physical, emotional, and spiritual wellness.

Carla Lewis

Carla Lewis

Carla Lewis: Duni’ze, Tsakiy’ze, Ski’ze, friends and allies. Carla is from the Bear/Wolf clan and her matrilineage traces back through the Wet’suwet’en and Gitxsan peoples. Carla believes our deep-rooted cultural connections to our homelands – our values, beliefs, and worldview – hold the wisdom of our ancestors which may enable us to protect and provide for our nations, people, and all of creation. As such, she actively seek action-based methods and projects that create meaningful change in our communities and in our lives.
Carla’s knowledge and experience stems from academia with a Masters Degree in Indigenous Governance (UVIC) and Bachelors Degree in Anthropology and First Nations Studies (UBC). More importantly, many of her lessons stem from years of listening and learning from Elders and knowledge holders. In their teachings and stories, a common moral warned of the pressing need to strengthen our culture and reconnect with and protect our lands. Her journey has led her all across Turtle Island to work for Indigenous peoples in the areas of research, curriculum development, facilitation, project coordination and management, as well as leadership positions on various boards and councils. She is a mother and aunty and this is her biggest joy, challenge, and defining characteristic. Awet’za!