Real people, relevant and engaging conversations. Becoming comfortable with being uncomfortable.
As Treaty Recognition Week is observed in Ontario at the beginning of each November, overdue attention is being given to the significance of treaties in current day relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
It is important to acknowledge that we are operating on stolen land and to provide time for reflection and recognition of Indigenous lands, treaties, and peoples. This involves thinking about what happened in the past and what changes can be made going forward in order to further the reconciliation process. Knowing the treaty that applies to where you are, we acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
Join us in a conversation with Lorena Garvey that seeks to share stories about land acknowledgements, treaties, and how we can improve relationships with Indigenous communities.
If you require an accommodation to join this virtual session, please contact UTM's Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Office at [email protected].*
The purpose of Anti-O Convos (short for, Anti-Oppression Conversations) is to create braver spaces to engage in conversations that explore current events and popular trends in social media, while unmasking misconceptions about various groups/communities/people.
Anti-O Convos aims to normalize conversations around anti-oppression in a respectful way, encouraging participants to share their perspectives and ideas, going beyond the surface level approach. Our hope through this initiative is to bridge current gaps between our diverse communities through dialogues of understanding and respect, and to create more inclusive and sustainable learning environments for students and the broader community.
Presented in Partnership with the UTM Equity Diversity and Inclusion Office and Hart House.
Lorena is an Anishinaabe Kwe born and raised in Windsor, Ontario. She is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit industry. Skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Youth Development, Facilitation, Training Design and Delivery, and Proposal Writing.
Lorena specializes in the development and facilitation of trainings that are embedded in adult learning principles, trauma informed approaches and Indigenous ways of knowing and worldviews. Currently Lorena is attending York University to complete her Master of Education with a specialty in Urban Indigenous Education. A priority for Lorena is to ensure that a balance is met in all areas of her life, and believes that culture, language, family and mentorship in a large part has helped her become who she is today.