We're grateful to present storyteller and educator Sara Mai Chitty, who will lead us through exploring what a land acknowledgement is (and what it is not) and most importantly, how we move to action beyond speaking words at the beginning of gatherings.
Wednesday April 12, 2023
7-9pm ET / 4-6pm PT
On-line, registration below
This session is for anyone who wants to learn why land acknowledgements are a small step toward engaging in reconciliation, how to meaningfully honour the relationships Indigenous Peoples and Nations have with the land on which we live, and why it's critical to recognize the history and ongoing harms of colonization when we gather.
There will be an opportunity to discuss specifically what a land acknowledgement might look like for you and/or your For Our Kids team.
Please register below for a link to this online session. You can reach us at [email protected] with any questions.
About the Presenter
Sara Mai Chitty is a storyteller and educator, Michi Sagig Anishinaabekwe, and a member of Alderville First Nation.
After completing her Master's of Journalism at Western University in 2015, Sara Mai worked briefly for Radio Western, before joining Journalists for Human Rights teaching community journalism in two Northern Ontario fly-in OjiCree communities.
Returning to Deshkan Ziibiing to be closer to her family, she has since worked for the Institute of Indigenous Learning at Fanshawe College, and freelanced as a writer and educator.
Sara Mai joined Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives in 2019 as the Indigenous Curriculum and Pedagogy Advisor. In this role, she develops, consults on, and facilitates Indigenous learning opportunities across campus and with community partners.