Teaching Assistants' Training Program

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation, 130 St. George Street, Robarts Library, 4th floor

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Personalizing Your Land Acknowledgement

Thursday, October 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT


Thursday, October 7, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT


Have you been meaning to personalize your land acknowledgment to open events and gatherings, but been concerned about getting something “wrong”? Do you often use a pre-written template but would prefer to tailor your acknowledgment to better reflect your own cultural and social location(s)?
This session will offer a non-judgmental and supportive environment to reflect on your identities using the Medicine Wheel as an Indigenous pedagogical and experiential learning framework. Through a variety of prompts and dedicated contemplative writing time, participants will have opportunity to draft a meaningful and dynamic statement on what it means to “acknowledge” Indigenous land and consider their further action related to the Truth and Reconciliation process.
This workshop will be guided by Bonnie Jane Maracle (Indigenous Learning Strategist, Academic Success/First Nations House).


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