7 – 8:30 p/m/ PDT
All invited to join to learn about the critical & foundational colonial patterns impacting Indigenous Peoples and the role of settler allies.
Kaslo Gardens Housing Co-operative‘s civic engagement committee, Kaslo Co-operative Action Network (Kaslo CAN), is honoured to host our next Truth and Allyship talk with Rain Daniels and Chelsey Branch.
Rain and Chelsey will facilitate learning regarding the critical and foundational colonial patterns impacting Indigenous Peoples and the role of non-Indigenous people to address systemic racism and inequities, with a decolonizing lens.
Rain Daniels is Anishinaabekwe, is a member of the Saugeen Nation in Ontario, and was born in QayQayt territory. She lives on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl ̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory. In addition to community development and social justice work with various organizations, Rain was a Lead Facilitator, Trainer, and Mentor for the Provincial Health Services Authority’s Indigenous Cultural Safety Program for 7 years. Since 2012, she has facilitated in SFU’s Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. With a Master’s degree in Adult Education, and decades of facilitation experience, Rain brings multiple skills, experience and analysis, to this crucial work.
Chelsey Branch is a white settler living on the unceded xʷməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl ̓ ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory. Her focus is social justice education and in the last 15 years has been facilitating conversations on Indigenous specific racism. This includes working as a Lead facilitator with the PHSA Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Program and co-facilitating with Rain for a number of years in SFU’s Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. Her ongoing and transformative learning can be credited to many Indigenous and non-Indigenous leaders and colleagues; her focus is on speaking to Whiteness and accountability in this settler colonial reality. For Chelsey, it is an honour and privilege to co-facilitate with Rain Daniels and collaborate on this important work.
For more information on Rain and Chelsey’s work: Indigenous Antiracism
Bringing your drum & rattles to participate.
All are welcome