February 2021

Decolonizing Practices Workshop

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact Allison Smith at [email protected] for inquiries.
Date: Monday, February 1, 2021
Time: 12:45 PM-1:00 PM: Registration
1:00 PM-4:00 PM: Decolonizing Practices Workshop Webinar
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Ta7talíya Nahanee
Creative Director and Facilitator, Decolonizing Practices

Lloyd Attig
Facilitator, Decolonizing Practices
Credit: 3 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)

AIBC registrants receive 3 Core Learning Units (LUs). Please contact [email protected] for further instruction on receiving LUs for this session.
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $99.00 + GST = $103.95 until Jan 18, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Regular Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Non-Registrant Price: $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Student Price: $49.50 + GST = $51.98
Please Note:
  • Student Price is eligible for participants in Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Student Program
  • If you are not an Engineers and Geoscientists BC registrant, and you do not already have an existing account, please proceed to creating a new account to create a profile before completing your event registration
  • For webinar sessions, the webinar login instructions will be made available 3 business days prior to the webinar date
  • A minimum number of registrations are needed by January 18, 2021 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation
  • All prices are subject to applicable taxes

Allison Smith | Professional Development Coordinator

Direct: 604.558.6664

Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext. 6664

Email: [email protected]

Note: This session is an interactive virtual workshop. Attendees will require a microphone (camera also recommended) to communicate with the presenter and other participants during discussions.
Decolonizing Practices offers experiential training and dialogue facilitation grounded in Indigenous ways of knowing. The award-winning workshop features Sínulhkay and Ladders, a giant board game designed by Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish. Since the pandemic started in March 2020, we have been able to alter the game and redesign our workshop to be delivered online. We're still decolonizing, still dialoguing but through ZOOM + Google Slides.

The Workshop includes

  • Sḵwxwú7mesh Elder Welcome 
  • Ancestral Introductions
  • Why and How we do both 
  • Decolonization, What it is, Why it matters 
  • Sínulkhay and Ladders Digital game play 
  • Decolonizing Dialogue 
  • Giveaways & Takeaways
  • Closing Circle

You’ll Need

  • Computer, tablet, or smartphone (computer highly recommended)
  • Headphones
  • A microphone, either built into computer or headphones
  • Paper and pen for notetaking or a note-taking app open on your computer

The Facilitators

Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee

Ta7talíya is a creative director, decolonizing facilitator and Indigenous change maker from the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh community Eslha7an. She works within the intersection of class, race, culture and creativity focusing on social change through communications and deep engagement. Ta7talíya’s collaborations have influenced opinions, changed behaviours and mobilized community action. She is also the designer of a life-size board game and workshop called Sínulhkay and Ladders which aims to answer the question “what now” in this age of truth & reconciliation. Her clients include the City of Vancouver, Squamish Nation, HCMA Architecture + Design, Simon Fraser University, Telus Storyhive and Vancouver Foundation. She believes in noncoercive education and making space for brave innovations.

Lloyd Attig

Lloyd is a Plains Cree, originally from the Muskoday First Nation near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. With 14 years of experience in life skills and career development and 11 years of experience in Indigenous mental health and wellness, Lloyd brings a unique lens and approach to facilitating dialogues, workshops and one-to-one client success. His work as a Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor and Life Skills Instructor informs his approach to prioritizing wellness within decolonizing work.

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