Please join us on Monday, June 20th for this powerful and informative workshop.
6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT | Zoom
In honour of National Indigenous History Month, this session will focus on appreciating the impact of Indigenous history on our society today. Participants will be offered a different worldview that can help co-ops and organizations that serve co-ops reframe their awareness and possible biases that may conflict with Indigenous historical experiences. This session goes beyond telling about Indigenous history to providing tools and strategies that non-Indigenous people may use to self-assess possible biases and gain a stronger understanding of the richness of the Indigenous history in Canada.
Instructor: Kevin Barlow
Kevin Barlow is Mi’kmaw from Indian Island First Nation in New Brunswick. He now resides in North Vancouver and is the Principal Consultant with J Kevin Barlow Consulting, which he has operated for over 2 decades specializing in building capacity of mostly Indigenous non-profit organizations. He is also Executive Director of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society of BC, a conservation group which has embarked along a path of decolonization.
Mr. Barlow has worked at the local, regional, national and international levels. For over 18 years, Kevin has held senior executive posts, including Chief Administrative Officer in his home community, where he reduced the number of people on social assistance from about 40 to 11 in under four years through community economic development. One project he developed was an aquaculture (oyster) farm, which now employs 6 full-time, seasonal workers and generates over $100K a year for the First Nation.
For more information and to register, please click HERE.