Indigenous Learning #1 - Social Justice through an Indigenous Lens

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Dr. Valle-Castro presents on the importance of understanding "social justice" through an anti-colonial lens.

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Today, social justice too often fails to reflect the Indigenous community’s experiences and needs.

Ultimately, reimagining social justice requires a post-colonial foundation, that incorporates decolonization, Aboriginal worldviews, and self-determination. One must also LISTEN AND LEARN about , and from Indigenous communities and discover what barriers exist to full and meaningful participation AND then there must be a commitment to change structures and change the culture so that is safe and inclusive for everyone.

Dr. Valle-Castro (she/her, they/them) is originally from Chile and has Mestiza (Spanish-Italian and Afro-Indigenous) background. She holds a PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia and a master's degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the same university. Manuela is the Director of Social Accountability at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine.

This is part of a 6 part series. Future zoom presentations are:

  • June 27 –Two-spirit Pride
  • July 5 – History of the Sixties Scoop
  • July 12 – Understanding the Duty to Consult
  • Sept 6 – Missing Murdered Indigenous Women
  • Sept 13 - Treaties
  • Sept 20 - Metis Script
  • Sept 27 - Daniel’s Decision

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