10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
This workshop is for all people who wish to engage with being a supportive ally for Indigenous people but are nervous and afraid to say or do the wrong thing. We will develop some shared vocabulary, go through some exercises, and learn tools on how to be anti-racist with a focus on the racism Indigenous people face. This space and time we share will be both a safe space and also challenge people to consider new ideas and approaches in their work to being a better ally.
Clint Kuzio is Cree from Manitoba, the son of Cliff Kuzio and Vangie Johnston.
He is a teacher, lawyer and former public servant with the BC Ministry of Health. Currently Clint works at the University of Victoria as Community Engagement Manager with the team at the First Peoples House supporting Indigenous students on their educational journey. He also teaches in the Indigenous Studies Department and focuses his lectures on helping students unlearn the false narratives taught in the Canadian school system about Indigenous Peoples and Canada. In his free time, Clint spends as much time as possible with his wife Ilka Thiessen, who he’s been with since 1991, planning the revolution or out walking with their dog, Finn.
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