Diversity Thunder Bay presents a Zoom Workshop Series:
Moving Forward with Reconciliation.
Sandi Boucher and Creating Safe Space,
November 29th, 2023
Offering a perspective so often denied non-Indigenous Canadians, speaker, activist and author, Sandi Boucher uses Anishinaabe teachings, metaphors, stories, cartoons, her infectious humour, and her undeniable wisdom to build understanding of and respect for the Indigenous peoples she calls family, friends, and colleagues.
A proud member of Seine River First Nation in Treaty #3 territory in northern Ontario, Sandi is internationally recognized as an engaging speaker, a traditional knowledge keeper, and a best-selling author. She began her speaking career in 2009 with the launch of her first book “Honorary Indian”. Four books later, Sandi and her team are now laser-focused on healing both sides of the eagle feather she so often refers to.With thought-provoking words, she guides, educates, empowers and encourages people to actively engage in the reconciliation process. Her audiences include First Nation communities, corporations, small to medium size businesses, municipalities, hospitals, school boards, universities, colleges, and participants at countless conferences and seminars.
Designed specifically for First Nation allies, Creating Safe Space discusses the concept of a “safe space”. What constitutes a safe space”. What does it include? What isn’t part of a safe space? How do you establish and maintain a safe space?
Informative, interactive, enlightening and engaging. Provided in a safe environment from a trauma-informed perspective.
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On September 27 2023, Diversity Thunder Bay held the presentation Gender Inclusive Language by member Sarah DiBiagio at the general membership meeting, to assist with the group’s education and growth in this area.
On January 18th Diversity Thunder Bay presented
Treaties with Michele SolomonOn December 2022 DTB presentedCare and Responsibilities in Sponsorship Relationships presented by Cynthia NaultDiversity Thunder Bay member, Cynthia Nault, shared with us her presentation about the nuances of special relationships between sponsors and the recipients of sponsorship andthe continued harm being done by large corporations and their agents. She reviewed a brief history of colonization so far, why this is happening, and explored ways that everyday Canadians can interrupt this pattern of harm.
Our first, Moving Forward with Reconciliation in Thunder Bay & Area, was on November 3rd, 2021 and featured a panel with Melissa Hardy-Giles, Sol Mamakwa and Wendy Landry.
Our second in the series was entitled Canada at a Crossroads: Unmarked Graves, Laissez-Faire Racism, and Indigenous-Settler (Re)conciliation with Jeffrey Denis and was presented on November 17th, 2021.
**Trigger Warning: Some of the content of this presentation may be triggering to those who have experienced racism and oppression.**