Dismantling Anti-Indigenous Racism

A large group of people walk down a city street. Many hold protest signs about Indigenous peoples. Others hold drums. In the right of the frame, one person holds a bright orange and yellow flag.

How do we end anti-Indigenous racism in Canada? Join us for a virtual discussion in recognition for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

September 30, 2021 12:00 pm
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Free to the public; registration required

In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, join us for a timely discussion on the impact of systemic racism, including colonialism and the legacy of residential schools, on First Nations communities in Canada. Learn how past and present social injustices contribute to the endurance of anti-Indigenous racism. As part of the discussion, we will explore how to dismantle systemic discrimination today, tomorrow, and for the future.

Led by Jeremie Caribou, a mature student in the Public Administration and Governance Program at First Nations Technical Institute in partnership with Ryerson University. He is half Cree (nehithew) and Mohawk originally from Pukatawagan situated on the Missinnipi (now Churchill River) in northern Manitoba. Jeremie currently works as an Indigenous Initiatives Liaison Lead and the co-founder of OutdoorReconciliACTION a social enterprise intended to reconnect peoples relationship with the land through outdoor activities.

His work includes advancing Indigenous ways of knowing and perspectives, researching and developing Indigenous placemaking principles, Indigenous land-based educational walking tours and presentations which have been delivered to Ryerson University students, faculty and staff; students and faculty from the UK; government officials; tourists from around the world; and at the Iwokrama International Research Centre in Guyana, South America. This work serves to create awareness about Indigenous culture plus history and the often-untold history of the unique First Nations and Crown relationship.

This virtual talk will be held via Zoom. This event is open to the public; however, pre-registration is required via Eventbrite. A Zoom link will be emailed to registrants prior to the online event.

 

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