Elements of Truth:
All workshops are experiential and guided by Indigenous values:
reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and humility.
IMPACT OF COLONIZATION
Reconciliation requires an understanding of Canada’s colonial history and an acknowledgement of the enduring strength and resiliency of Indigenous peoples. This workshop provides an overview of our shared history of colonization and explores how Indigenous worldviews must inform our journey towards a better future for all.
We thrive by being together in a good way on the land.
Reconciliation requires an awareness of how our views of Indigenous peoples have been shaped and a commitment to coming together with more consideration and curiosity. This workshop introduces the connection between implicit bias and injustice and look at how embracing diversity is necessary for collective survival.
We breathe life into new ways by opening our hearts and minds.
AWARENESS OF POWER AND PRIVILEGE
Reconciliation requires considering our individual roles within systems of power and recognizing the benefits of striving for harmony. This workshop allows for reflection on social positioning and ignites our potential to make the necessary change towards reconciliation.
Fire can help but must be tended carefully or it can also harm.
Reconciliation requires an understanding of how words and actions contribute to the marginalization of others and recognition of the urgency of taking collective responsibility for change. This workshop raises consciousness of the impacts of micro-aggressions in anti-Indigenous racism and supports our motion towards transformative learning and communication.
Our ripples for positive change flow through time and place.
Elements of Truth 2022/2023 schedule:
Fridays: September 30, October 7, 14 and 21, 2022, 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m, PST
Mondays: January 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2023, 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., PST
Fridays: March 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2023, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., PST