Through the Lens: Relations First

A virtual introduction to decolonizing your relations to the land, your work and your community. This workshop will include an overview of decolonizing practices and will require self-reflection and for participants to be prepared to share and discuss their own experiences. While the teachings & critical Indigenous theory shared by Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee are grounded in Squamish world view, they are applicable across Indigenous Territories. Whether you are new to these conversations & practices, or you are wanting to reconnect to, and re-inspire, your unlearning journey, join us!

The UBC Equity & Inclusion Office is excited to present another Through the Lens series, a series of interactive workshops exploring how different identities intersect, navigate and experience UBC while offering practical ideas on creating a more inclusive campus.

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Led by experienced community leaders, Through the Lens aims to provoke meaningful conversations on issues of identity, diversity, equity and inclusion. Each workshop provides an opportunity to learn, connect and join a network of allies across campus through story-telling, statistics and other resources.

Ta7talíya, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh decolonial facilitator and strategistTa7talíya is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh decolonial facilitator and strategist, catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives and impacts through design, communications and engagement. Her deeply personal and heart-centred work culminates her experience as: an Indigenous mother, a serial entrepreneur, an East Van punk, a Squamish critical scholar, a radical creative director and Matriarchal change maker. Her approaches & creations are woven together with the teachings of her Elders, her Nation, her Ancestors & her connection to the shared territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.