Reconciliation and community building – Spring Education Conference, April 24, 2021

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1 to 3 p.m.

Despite the fact that we all have more in common with one another than differences, conflict is inevitable. Given the continued colonial conflict between Canada and Indigenous Peoples, the relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people can be equally strained. In this workshop we will acknowledge the conflict and develop the tools required to build a relationship based on respect, honesty, and humility. This workshop is open to all and will be focused on the skills of trust-building, active listening, and respectful communication.

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Clint Kuzio


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.

See more details in the full list of workshop facilitators.