By: Becca Shortt
As a non-Indigenous person with many years of experience working with Indigenous communities and researching Indigenous engagement, I am often asked by other non-Indigenous people for resources: “Where can I start?” In preparation for this inevitable question, I have pages and pages of articles, social media accounts, T.V. shows, movies, artists, etc. to share. But I often wonder what people do with the resources I share, how are they engaging with them, what impacted them, and what are they going to do now that they’ve consumed that knowledge. So, I want to focus on one book right now, dig into the reasons I chose it for my colleagues, and invite others to use the provided agenda to organize their own book club with their friends and colleagues.
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By: Becca Shortt & Alicia Hibbert
It feels like the word Indigenize is surrounding us lately. It is used in workplaces, especially those adjacent to or within post-secondary. It is often used interchangeably with Indigeneity, decolonization, and reconciliation. And it’s a word that always felt uncomfortable to both of us, but we weren’t 100 percent sure why at first. Just that if you put literally any other culture or identity in the world before “-ize,” it sounds horrible. Go ahead, try it.
So, we explored further.
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By Alicia Hibbert & Rebecca Shortt
We’ve developed an easy 4-step process for you to make your own personal land acknowledgement.
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Please join me and Rebecca Shortt on a 30 day challenge to engage meaningfully during National Indigenous History Month.
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Non-profits and other community partners often have limited capacity to plan, write, and submit operating and special projects grants. This list is intended to help with one step: keeping track of funding sources and deadlines.
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