The Local Indigenous Learning Series - Workshop #2 Call to Action: Our Truth


In the words of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, “reconciliation is about establishing and maintaining a mutually respectful relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in this country.” How do we establish, maintain and continue to grow a relationship rooted in separation, isolation, segregation and marginalization from mainstream society? How do we find a way to move forward? 

Our history and current realities are a shared experience; however, only one narrative is frequently told. Non-Indigenous individuals are part of the story and have to see themselves in the story. So what are we going to do about it? 

In the second part of this series, in small groups and with the support of an Indigenous Knowledge Keeper, you will spend time reflecting on what you have learned about the bias and misconceptions that Indigenous communities face and begin to plan how you can bring this information to your organization. You will have the opportunity to learn more about resources and examples in our community and across Canada that organizations have created and used to support Indigenous wellbeing.

Action Outcomes:

  • Initiate conversations with other nonprofit professionals about information learned
  • Design next steps towards establishing and maintaining mutually respectful relationships with the Indigenous community 
  • Start to plan your organization’s call to action - What is your call to action for the nonprofit sector?
  • Establish guidelines on how we hold ourselves accountable to this call to action

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