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Our Path to Reconciliation

A new workshop that opens a dialogue about the experiences of Indigenous students, staff and faculty and to create actions and initiatives for change.

The project is a partnership between UM Human Resources and the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) under the Indigenous Initiatives Fund in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action 57, which calls for public servants to be educated about the legacy of residential schools, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, Indigenous law, and Aboriginal–Crown relations. It calls for skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights, and anti-racism.

The hour-long interactive workshop includes a training video and is entitled “Our Path to Reconciliation.”

The video examines the experiences of racism at UM, followed by education and discussion on creating a safe and respectful environment. The workshop will allow participants to gain understanding of the intergenerational impacts of colonization and to build relationships with one another, and commit to truth with a sense of personal responsibility.

Discussions are led by Cary Miller, head of the department of Native studies, Debra Beach-Ducharme, director, Indigenous Health, Indigenous Institute of Health & Healing, or Vanessa Lillie, academic advisor, Indigenous Student Centre, and co-facilitated by Valerie Williams, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) facilitator, human resources.

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Meeting ID: 829 7368 3244

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April 19
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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