‘Building Positive Relationships between Indigenous & non-Indigenous Peoples’
Led by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers with extensive experience facilitating the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE), these interactive Zoom-based sessions aim to build positive relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people through truth, sharing, and open dialogue. Based in Indigenous worldviews and using Indigenous teachings and protocols, this new series addresses both historical and contemporary topics in an honest and personal way.
The topics have been selected to complement the KAIROS Blanket Exercise and can serve as an introduction before your group experiences the in-person or virtual KBE, or enable you to delve more deeply into specific topics after the KBE.
Ideal for schools, educational institutions, and organizations committed to the goals of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada, this new program blends historical data and facts with personal accounts and stories, thus providing a deeper and more meaningful way to learn about truth and reconciliation.
The series is offered either through individual registration (see the Fall 2020 schedule below) or can be custom delivered to your organization/group.
Each of these 2-hour Zoom-based, interactive sessions are led by an experienced KBE Indigenous facilitator/Knowledge Keeper. The cost for registering is $25 per session. Elders may attend these events free of charge (please select “Elder” when you register). Registration is limited and so please register early to ensure your spot. Please see below for the registration links.
For more information, please contact Carole Umana, at [email protected].
The Impact of Residential Schools in Canada
Thursday, December 3rd, 7-9pm EST
(this will be a repeat of the Sept 2020 session)
Oshkaabewis kwe/woman helper, Tracey Whiteye, presents The Impact of Residential Schools – the story of a second-generation residential school Survivor, an Indigenous woman who fought to regain her culture and her language through the healing of Indigenous ways of knowing. Tracey is Makwa Dodem, Bear Clan, whose spirit name is ‘Polar Bear Woman Who is Looking Ahead from the Water’. She is Lenaapeew/ Anishinaabe kwe and comes from the Elunaapeewii Lahkeewiit First Nation, known as Delaware Nation of the Thames. Tracey has led many KAIROS Blanket Exercises and is currently a Master of Social Work candidate, has led numerous workshops, and teaches at the Anishnaabek Education Institute within the Social Service Worker, the Native Community Worker, and the Native Traditional Healing Methods programs.