Table Talks

Courageous conversations around the kitchen table

“I hear many non-Indigenous people ask, 'Where do I start?' My answer to that is—just start.”

Pauline terbasket, okanagan nation alliance

We hold the vision of settlers gathered around their kitchen table, talking with their neighbours about their responsibilities for building just and decolonized relationships with Indigenous peoples, the land and all beings.

Table Talks was created to offer tools and resources to support neighbourhoods to engage in courageous conversations about anti-Indigenous racism.   This is a grassroots community-driven initiative—you don’t need to be a teacher or professional facilitator to host Table Talks.   All the skills you need is the desire to make a difference and a willingness to learn.

For many settlers, engaging in truth and reconciliation is immobilizing out of fear of doing or saying the wrong thing. This program offers a place for you to ‘just start,' to step into this journey with the kinSHIFT team.  One of the best places to do this important work is the comfort of your own kitchen table with your neighbours, friends and family.

Setting the Table for Reconciliation

“Learning is relational and experiential. You can’t really change by sitting at a desk and getting a bunch of information alone. That helps to reframe and rethink. But to really create change, we need to do it. We need to be in the motion of it. And that’s what we do. We train people how to do that.”

—Kelly Terbasket, Program Director

Read more about Table Talks in IndigiNews' article by Aaron Hemens.

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