Welcome to the Supporting Each Other’s Journey Land Acknowledgment Learning Series.

This webinar series is designed to:

  • acknowledge the power of Indigenous resilience, and understand the intended purpose, history and context around offering Land Acknowledgments
  • offer the participants an opportunity to embark on the journey towards reconciliation, by using Land Acknowledgments with more purpose, conviction, and integrity
  • develop a personalized Land Acknowledgment which demonstrates the relationship and connection to the land.

The webinar series is a component of the Wabishki Bizhiko Skaanj Learning Pathway, which uses four L’s as a foundational approach: looking, listening, learning and leading.

This framework is used to teach and translate knowledge through an Indigenous lens. The circle represents balance and is often conceptualized as a medicine wheel/circle work. The webinar series was formed with the 4 L’s as a guide, as reflected in the medicine wheel below.

Series Guidebook

This guidebook provides space for the user to dig deeper in learning and understanding Land Acknowledgments as an act of reconciliation.

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This webinar brings together non-Indigenous panelists to observe and examine racial identities, privileges and bias. Discussion explores levels of discomfort and emotion that arise when learning about colonial history and engagement with Land Acknowledgments.

Featuring:

  • Harley Eagle, Cultural Safety Facilitator
  • Dr. Amit Garg, Nephrologist
  • Dr. Joanne Kappel, Nephrologist
  • Ken Litchfield, Patient Partner, Can-SOLVE CKD Network
  • Mila Tang, Core Operations Team, Can-SOLVE CKD Network

This webinar explores teachings provided by two Indigenous Knowledge Keepers surrounding the significance, history and context of land to Indigenous peoples. Relationship with the land and Mother Earth pre-contact and post-contact are discussed. A teaching on Indigenous law is shared.

Featuring:

  • “Latash” Maurice Nahanee, Knowledge Keeper from Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw Squamish Nation
  • Dr. Myra Laramee, Knowledge Keeper, Fisher River Cree Nation

This webinar explores the history of colonization and its impacts on Indigenous People. Importance of personal/community connection to land and water is discussed through land stewardship and land dispossession.

Featuring:

  • Letitia Pokiak, Inuvialuit from Inuvialuit Settlement Region
  • Helen Robinson-Settee, Anishinaabe from Dauphin River First Nation

This webinar summarizes key themes from the learning journey thus far. Final reflections bring together the local and global context of acknowledging Indigenous lands and territories and leaves learners with a call to action.

Featuring:

  • Craig Settee, IPERC Coordinator, Can-SOLVE CKD Network