Indigenous Awareness with Kelly Brownbill - Part 1 of 2
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About The Workshop
Indigenous Awareness is a complimentary four-hour, in-person remote workshop that lays a foundation upon which to build a working knowledge of Canadian-Indigenous relations and the issues facing Indigenous People today. High level of topics covered:
Predominant cultures in North America and Europe at first contact
Land usage, governance, family structures and spirituality
History of colonization and a chronological history of significant events starting from the Royal Proclamation of 1763
Resulting conditions and realities in Indigenous communities
Tools for engaging Indigenous People and communities
This engaging workshop will involve a slide presentation, storytelling, and provides the opportunity for learners to ask questions and interact with the trainer and each other.
Kelly Brownbill’s spirit name, Wabunnoongakikwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Waabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan. She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland. Kelly currently resides in Simcoe County and is a member of the Three Fires Midewin Lodge.
Kelly has over 20 years of experience working with organizations across Ontario and helping their staff become more culturally competent in offering services to Indigenous Peoples. Her work includes conducting cultural awareness programs across a wide range of sectors, including health services, municipalities and social services. Kelly continues to follow the guidance of her elders, both here and in the spirit realm.
To register for a workshop, select the dates and times that work best for you. Please note: all but the June 8th workshop are split into two, two-hour sessions.