Listening to Indigenous Voices (Wednesday evenings)

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Date(s) - April 17, 2024 - June 12, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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12 Interactive Sessions  |  Online  |  4-months

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about Indigenous topics and hear from the Indigenous guest speakers in this 12-session course offered by MCC British Columbia.

Listening to Indigenous Voices will explore Indigenous culture and worldviews, examine colonization, and discover ways to right relationships. This course is intended to deepen the process of reflection and is a learning tool suggested by KAIROS.

This course takes place over 12 interactive sharing circle sessions followed by a debrief. The format will be a combination of short readings, discussions, and talks from Indigenous guest speakers. All sessions will be hosted via videocall on Zoom.

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Facilitator
Bridget Findlay (MCC British Columbia Indigenous Neighbours Program Coordinator)

Course Description
This course will increase knowledge about the diverse Indigenous Peoples of Canada, including their values, teachings, and understandings of land, spirituality, community and relationships. We will explore the history, practices, and core ideas of colonization in Canada. We will also explore concrete pathways toward right relationships. Throughout the course, we will focus on the importance of an honest and healthy understanding of “self” and relationship with Indigenous people.

Course Schedule
Wednesday evenings  |  7:00 – 8:15 pm  |  March 6 – June 12

  • March 6 – Session 1: Beginnings
  • March 13 – Session 2: A Tale of Two Communities
  • March 20 – Session 3: The Land is Us
  • April 3 – Session 4: Languages of the Land
  • April 10 – Session 5: Ties of Kinship
  • April 17 – KAIROS Blanket Exercise
  • May 1 – Session 6: Early Encounters
  • May 8 – Session 7: Killing the Indian in the Child
  • May 15 – Session 8: Dispossession, Dependency & Oppression
  • May 29 – Session 9: Beyond Apologies
  • June 5 – Session 10: Pathways to Decolonization
  • June 12 – Session 11: Re-Indigenization

Course Fees
Registration: $45
Shipping for the dialogue guide: $5
Pick up for the dialogue guide is free

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Questions or more details
Contact Bridget Findlay at 604-850-6639 x1120 or [email protected]

https://mcc.org/ltiv

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