Michelle Lorna Nahanee (Squamish) is the designer of a life-size board game and workshop called Sínulhkay and Ladders. She is a creative director, critical communications scholar and Indigenous change maker. Michelle recently completed a Master of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University where she wrote “Decolonizing Identity: Indian Girl to Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Matriarch.” She concluded her research with a call to dismantle academic barriers to decolonizing practices.
Through Decolonizing Practices.org, Michelle and associates facilitate brave space for what is next. With RCAP, the TRC and the NI-MMIWG, the truth has been clarified. There are calls for indigenization, reconciliation and decolonization but what do these terms mean. And, how can we hold each up through the big changes we need?
Decolonizing Practices is a workshop for NGOs, corporate departments and government groups who are ready to implement the TRCs Call to Action #92. The facilitated game and discussion will produce a set of commitments which are relevant to each organization. These will be delivered by experienced hosts within a tight knit team. A social impact fee will be included at this level to support the training of an activist level facilitation team who can bring the work to their communities.
Check out Michelle’s Creative Mornings Talk https://creativemornings.com/talks/michelle-nahanee/1 !
(Gratitude and photo credit for Game Shots and Portrait: Photos by K. Ho)