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WHEN THE OPPRESSOR IS IN THE ROOM

A reflection on the Inclusive Facilitation Training hosted by City for All Women Initiative and Righting Relations Ottawa

By Y.M

 

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RESOURCES

JOHN HUMPHREY CENTRE FOR PEACE AND HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCING RECONCILIATION IN EDUCATION TOOLKIT 

In 2016, the John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights engaged in a collaborative pilot project with five schools in Edmonton Catholic and Edmonton Public School Boards.   The program applied a reconciliation through a human rights-based lens, exploring a variety of topics including the history of Residential Schools, the Blanket Exercise, Treaty, Worldview, Indigenous Language, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and Children’s Rights. This project inspired the creation of a pedagogical resource directed to teachers and community trainers with a full curriculum (lessons, activities, etc) to provide teachers across the province with a meaningful process to educate on reconciliation. 

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EVENTS

EDMONTON COMMUNITY ARTS NETWORK PRESENTS COMMUNITY ARTS EXCHANGE, MARCH 15 – 16, 2019, EDMONTON, ALBERTA

The Community Arts Exchange is an opportunity for community-based artists, creative thinkers and radical educators across the Prairies to gain skills through participatory workshops, open dialogue and shared wisdom.

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CHANGE MAKERS

MAIGAN VAN DER GIESSEN

Maigan van der Giessen grew up on treaty 6 territory and works in the Edmonton/​Amiskwaciwaskahikan community as an artist, activist, human rights facilitator and youth mentor. She has a BA from the University of Alberta in Political Science and Middle Eastern and African Studies.

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