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The UBC Learning Circle invites you to attend a special session with Angela White, Workshop Coordinator with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society.
This workshop will walk through and take a glimpse at Canadian history and how colonial policies and legislation affected the Indigenous peoples of Canada. This session takes a deeper look at how these policies not only impacted residential school survivors directly, but also continue to impact the generations that followed. Angela will provide an objective presentation so that the audience can form their own conclusions.
This history is not ours to own, but to acknowledge. This is an Indigenous perspective, a history that was silenced. In the end true reconciliation is allowing people to hear this truth and move forward together.
All are welcome to attend and participate in this FREE live videoconference and computer webinar session.
Date: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar
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Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required attend this free live event.
At the UBC Learning Circle, we recognize that this topic may be a difficult one for many participants. We encourage you to access emotional and crisis referral services by calling the Indian Residential Schools Crisis Line at 1-866-925-4419 should you feel that you need to speak with someone.
About the Presenter
Angela White is xwulmuxw from Snuneymuxw on Vancouver Island. She holds a B.A. from the University of Winnipeg with a major in History. Angela has a long history working with Aboriginal peoples and has spent seven years with Snuneymuxw First Nation as a Negotiator and Assistant Negotiator, Communications and Community Relations. She has also worked with the Te’mexw Treaty Association as the Communications Manager for 6.5 years.
Her passion is working and advocating for Aboriginal peoples of BC, ensuring their history and voice is never silenced.
Angela is currently the Workshop Coordinator for Indian Residential School Survivors Society. She educates, informs and gets people thinking about how colonization has impacted and had long-term damaging effects on First Nations People of Canada. In her work, she is asked two questions in particular: “Why did this happen to me?” and “That was 150 years ago, why don’t you get over it already!” Angela believes it is her job to walk people thorough ‘OUR’ history. Her goal is to bring to life the silent unspoken truth of what happened in our backyard, ensuring that we understand that this is not just an Aboriginal history, it is a Canadian history.