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Building Relations in ‘Good Way’ With Indigenous Peoples and Communities
This webinar explores slowing down to engage with settler accountabilities in building good relations with Indigenous peoples with the understanding that each of us has a different entry point and decolonizing pathway. We will examine the twinned effects of White Supremacy and Colonialism to complicate settler positionality in recognition that some of us ‘settle’ on Turtle Island after displacements and dispossessions from other lands and cultures. The teachings of Two Wampum relations, as articulated by the Centre of Indigegogy instructors: Cayuga Elder Norma Jacobs and social work educator Tim Leduc, will guide our discussion of co-creating respectful and reciprocal relationships, embracing our diverse personal/professional complicities, and activating our responsibilities to dismantle colonial practices.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs. Please note: If you are not an RSW, RSSW or student of these programs in Ontario, you may still attend but will be charged a nominal fee of $30.

This Employment Ontario project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

Oct 3, 2022 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Julia Janes
Julia Janes is a white settler alumnus of the Decolonizing Education program at the Centre for Indigegogy and an assistant professor of social work at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador situated on the unceded lands of the Beothuk and Mi’kmaq. Julia’s scholarship and activisms centre decolonizing pedagogies and praxes, precarity in later life, arts-infused and critical methodologies. Julia collaborates with the Innu nation and Nunavut Arctic College to develop and deliver decolonizing social work education. When the ice melts, Julia can be found swimming in the cold ponds and lakes of Ktaqmkuk and Rama First Nation with her giant dog Olive.