Under the themes of recognition, respect, relationships and reconciliation, the Local Indigenous Learning Series provides access to learning opportunities, sharing circles, and resources that explore the history, heritage, cultures, rights and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in the three nations surrounding London - Chippewa of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware and Oneida, as well as the urban Indigenous population within the city.
The series is designed to serve as a tool for gaining awareness and understanding of the original peoples of this land. We do this by examining both historical and current day events, location, law, legislation and policies that have contributed to being separated, isolated, segregated and marginalized from mainstream society. The building of trusting and respectful relationships will occur through awareness, comfort, confidence and much improved communications. Participants will be expected to develop a community call to action towards reconciliation.
The series is designed and led by local Indigenous Knowledge and Wisdom Keepers.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Nonprofit Executive Directors, CEOs, senior leaders and management, board members - the decision makers
GOAL OF THE TRAINING:
- To provide some of the truth in order to inform our nonprofit community to do things differently
- To explore what non-Indigenous participants need to know to work more respectfully across the nations
- For the community to commit to real change and move towards genuine reconciliation
- To build bridges, relationships and a way forward with our Indigenous neighbours
YOUR CALL TO ACTION & COMMITMENT:
This is a 2-part series and being repeated three times. Please only sign up for one series. There is limited space in each series so if you register, please commit to attending both parts. If for some reason you need to cancel, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can fill your spot.
As part of this training, we are asking all of the participants to commit to improving Indigenous well-being in their nonprofit organizations. Your registration for this series is your commitment to reconciliation. Genuine reconciliation is action. We want you to think about what you hope your call to action will be as part of this training. What this could look like:
- A commitment to adding Indigenous well-being to your strategic plan
- An organizational reconciliation plan
- Employment hiring strategies
- Truth and reconciliation training
- Other ideas - what is possible for your organization?
NOTE: While an end time has been provided, please be prepared to stay longer as we do anticipate that in the spirit of learning, many great conversations and questions will happen and we want to ensure everyone gets as much out of these sessions as possible.
This series has been designed with the Indigenous sharing circle in mind which encourages dialogue, respect and the co-creation of learning content. When everyone has their turn to speak, when all voices are heard in a respectful and attentive way, the learning atmosphere becomes a rich source of information, identity, and interaction. We want to make sure that everyone’s voice will be heard.
533 Thomigo Road
Muncey, ON N0L 1Y0