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Indigenous Perspectives on Reconciliation Workshops with Jessica Dumas

Wednesdays, October 16, 23 and 30, 2019

A smiling woman faces the camera with her hands on her hips.

Photo: courtesy of Jessica Dumas

Event details

Join Indigenous advisor, facilitator and business owner Jessica Dumas in a workshop designed to bring to life, for all Canadians, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s 2015 Calls to Action.

Cost:

$90 for members / $100 for non-members + textbook

Location:

CMHR, Manitoba Teachers Society Classrooms on Level 1

Schedule:

Wednesdays, October 16, 23 and 30, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action issued a challenge for all Canadians to become aware of Canada's 150-year dysfunctional relationship with Indigenous peoples, and to act. But what does reconciliation look and feel like for diverse groups of Canadians, and how can we all play a role? 

Jessica Dumas is Anishinaabe from Keeseekowenin First Nation in Manitoba, Treaty 2 and president of Jessica Dumas Coaching and Training. She is the Chairperson for the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. She has served as Chairperson of the Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the City of Winnipeg Mayor’s Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Special guest Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, an award-winning educator and writer, will join the workshop on October 30, 2019.

Required Text:

21 Things you may not know about the Indian Act by Bob Joseph

This text is available for purchase at the Boutique.

Course content and topics to be covered:

  • Class One: Book review: Part 1, Chapters 1–3
  • Class Two: Book review: Chapters 4–7
  • Class Three: Guest Speaker Dr. Niigaan Sinclair, plus essential discussions

Registration:

Register for this workshop online or by phone at 204–289‑2000.

Please note that this course is subject to change or cancellation without notice