From the People: An Indigenous Speakers Series
Virtual Personal and Professional Learning
Nov 12, 12:00 PM MST – Dec 17, 12:00 PM MST
Thursdays 12:00-1:00 pm MT via Zoom
Each week Roots of Resilience co-founders Layla Dumont and Seneca Crowe present compelling guest speakers on important, timely and relevant topics that we all need to come together to address for the benefit of all of our children, families and communities. Time for Q&A will follow each speaker within the hour-long virtual session, while the Roots of Resilience team will be accepting questions from registered participants in the days that follow each presentation for deeper exploration, dialogue and seeking to understand. Online support for further questions from participants will be facilitated by the Roots of Resilience team throughout this learning journey.
Topics and Speakers:
November 12th: Wilson Bearhead speaking on the Treaty Relationship. Wilson will share insights into the true spirit and intent of the Treaties, what non-Indigenous peoples should know about their own Treaty rights and explore what Canada might look like without these agreements.
November 19th: Rachel Mishenene will shed light on Systemic Racism in all aspects of everyday life in Canada, where the roots of this culture of discrimination comes from and how it is systemically perpetuated in all facets of our lives in this country to this day.
November 26th: Seneca Crowe and Layla Dumont draw upon their own personal experiences to address the Complexities of Identify, Self-identification and Internalized Discrimination in our communities.
December 3rd: Charlene Bearhead explores Settler Responsibility and how we all have a role in looking to create a just society in this country.
December 10th: Sharon Morin shares her vast experience and understanding of what it is to live together in a good way on these lands in her presentation on the Importance of Relationship Building and how we begin that journey together.
December 17th: A panel comprised of the speakers from the series will address some important points and questions raised by participations over the duration of the series. Then each will host a breakout room of participants to dialogue and plan around the question “So what do we do now?”
If you are a parent, grandparent, teacher, social worker, member of a faith community seeking to contribute to reconciliation or a Canadian who wants to learn more about the people whose territory you inhabit and share, register now and join the conversation for action