Participants will leave Indigenous Peoples; Fundamental Information on Canada’s Past, Present, and Future with an assured sense of what Truth and Reconciliation means, especially as it pertains to The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
They will also receive information on updated Canadian terminology and a better understanding of fundamental issues such as systemic racism and intergenerational trauma in Canada, which may have blocked them from participating in past conversations on Indigenous topics.
Participants will learn that true reconciliation involves meaningful dialogue and how valuable it is for them to have a voice through knowledge empowerment, and most importantly, how their voices are needed now more than ever.
Please note: This presentation contains the voice of Bryan Hansen’s grandmother, a survivor of the white assimilation process. 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. Once again, this is done in a respectable manner, in a safe learning environment.
This presentation covers:
- Canadian Terminology
- Unceded Territory, Traditional Territory, and Treaties in Canada
- The Indian Act
- Canada’s Residential School Legacy
- Truth & Reconciliation as it applies specifically to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
- Systemic Racism in Canada
- UNDRIP in Canada
- The National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (and also Transgender and Two-Spirit)
- Corporations Roles and Involvement (including takeaway actions for Canadians to become involved in Reconciliation)