Event Workshops

Summer Series

Decolonizing Practices

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.

August 23 Sign Up Link – (https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/decolonizing-practices-for-organizations-august-2018-tickets-46386144206)

Here’s a one page pdf about our Decolonizing Practices summer series, thanks for sharing!