Learn How Your Municipality Can Support Reconciliation
Want to learn more about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada? Looking for guidance on how to support relationship building and reconciliation? Well, you are in luck!
Alberta Municipalities and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta are co-hosting several virtual workshops that will explore how past government policies have defined today’s relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Workshops will provide municipalities with a deeper understanding of:
• Canada’s history of government policies and their effects on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.
• The lessons learned from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 Calls to Action.
• Indigenous intersectionality and guidance on terminology.
• Common myths and how unconscious bias continues to contribute to misconceptions, prejudices, and stereotyping of Indigenous peoples.
• Practical steps municipal governments can take to advance reconciliation and create inclusive workspaces.
About the Facilitator
Roy Pogorzelski is Métis from Saskatchewan. His family comes from the communities of Green Lake, Meadow Lake and Batoche. Roy is a former inclusion consultant for the City of Lethbridge and was the co-chair of the community-led reconciliation sub-committee that developed the City of Lethbridge’s 10-year Reconciliation Implementation Plan. He regularly delivers training to organizations across Canada on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Roy has served on boards such as the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Alberta’s Anti-Racism Advisory Council, and he is a sessional instructor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge.
Who should attend?
The workshops are open to municipal elected officials and municipal staff from any level.
Registrants can choose from any of the following dates.
• January 31, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• February 4, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• February 17, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• February 28, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• March 7, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• March 25, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
• March 29, 2022 -- 1:30 to 4 p.m.
$25 plus GST.
How do I register?
Each workshop has 30 spots. Registration is capped at 15 people per municipality per workshop. Register today!
Please advocacy [at] abmunis.ca (e-mail us) if you have any questions.