We’re excited to offer community-style Decolonizing Practices workshops this summer. For us, community-style means we have set the number of participants at 25, so smaller organizations can join together in the work. Normally, we deliver in-house sessions for 25 participants. The cost is $330/person including lunch from an Indigenous caterer.
Join us on Thursday, August 23 from 10am to 2pm for an experiential workshop grounded in Squamish ways of knowing. It features a giant board game designed by Michelle Nahanee called Sínulhkay and Ladders.
Sínulhkay and Ladders is a life-size board game that promotes the Squamish practice of Chen chen stway (holding each other up) while working through neocolonial scenarios of oppression. Its purpose is to provide a framework for developing decolonizing practices.
Decolonizing practices are actions we can take, words we can say and ideas can we unlearn/learn to transform colonial impacts. The focus of the game is bettering Indigenous to non-Indigenous relations in professional settings, making sure we are holding each up – not sliding down the double-headed serpent, called Sínulhkay in the Squamish language.
The game board is a rhetorical tool to emphasize neocolonial structures in scenarios we can name and reframe. Each journey is its own, let’s make brave space for renewed understandings and decolonizing practices.
Here’s a one page pdf about our Decolonizing Practices summer series, thanks for sharing!