The UBC Learning Circle is pleased to welcome Elder Gerry Oleman as he presents a special Learning Circle on The Impacts of Colonization on Me, My Family, My Community and Healing the Impacts of Colonization. This Learning Circle will enable participants to engage in a dialogue about the impacts of colonization on health and provide a safe space to facilitate the process of healing.
“Our whole world changed, the way we related to the earth and each other and how this led to unhealthy lifestyles that we see today in our communities right across Canada. I believe that when we understand where we come from and what happened to us as a people will we take action to change our lives. We all grew up in a dysfunctional atmosphere that was created for us through the Colonization process.” – Elder Gerry Oleman
Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PST
Place: Participate by video conference OR online via computer webinar (Adobe Connect).
Not sure which method to choose? Click here to learn about the difference between video conference and computer webinar.
Registration: Click here to register to attend this free session. *Pre-registration is required to attend this online event*
Who Should Attend: All are welcome to participate.
About the Presenter
Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society since 1998. He is from Seaton Lake and of the Stl’atl’imx Nation. He has been involved as a change agent for First Nations since 1976. His experiences include counseling for community addictions programs, providing leadership politically and administratively for his community and Nation, and working as an independent consultant.