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ADVOCACY


DECOLONIZATION

E Beyond Territorial Acknowledgements

By âpihtawikosisân

An article on fully recognizing Indigenous home lands from the blog âpihtawikosisân.com, Law, language, life: A Plains Cree speaking Metis woman in Montreal.

Website: apihtawikosisan.com

E FREE, PRIOR & INFORMED CONSENT
A Fact Sheet on FPIC
Indigenous peoples have the right to participate in decisions that could affect their rights, property, cultures and environment. They have the right to determine their own priorities.
Download: Freepriorconsent.pdf (PDF)

C THE NEO-LIBERAL IDEOLOGY:
A Historical Context
Adapted from Private-Public Partnership: Training Manual by Jojo Geronimo
Neo-liberal ideology: underpinnings and assumptions.
Download: Neoliberal_context.doc (MS word)

E THIS ISSUE with Sherri Mitchell
Sherri Mitchell, a Penobscot Attorney speaks on the show This Issue about the legal and social pressures on Indigenous people as stewards of their ancestral land and water.
View: youtube.com

E UNSETTLING AMERICA:
Decolonization in Theory & Practice
Unsettling America is a blog for a network of autonomous groups and individuals dedicated to mental and territorial decolonization.
Website: unsettlingamerica.​wordpress.com

E WHITE PRIVILEGE
Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
“I was taught to see racism only in individual acts of meanness, not in invisible systems conferring dominance on my group.” Peggy McIntosh
Website: beyondwhiteness.com

E CANADIAN TIMELINE
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Video: Canadian Timeline: A brief history of Canada and the Residential School System

A 22-minute video about colonization begins in 1491 and gives a succinct timeline of wars, treaties, reports, acts, apologies, etc. until 2010.

View: youtube.com

E RESTORATIVE JUSTICE
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3 Videos: Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice
Archbishop Prendergast sent an invitation to the Archdiocese of Ottawa to join the Canadian Journey in Restorative Justice. This link takes you to three videos:
View: catholicottawa.ca

E MOMENT OF RECKONING
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Video: Moment of Reckoning: Turning the Page on a Dark Chapter in our Shared History
This video is produced by the AFN and is an excellent resource, featuring former AFN National Chiefs Phil Fontaine and Shawn Atleo.
View: youtube.com

WHUMAN RIGHTS AND THE CITY
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A reflection on the building of Edmonton as the first Human Rights City in North America by Renee Vaugeois
View: Here

thumbnail E RECONCILIATION
Poetry by Rebecca Tabobodung
Rebecca Tabobodung, a member of the Wasauksing First Nation (Parry Island, Ontario), is a poet, activist, and filmmaker. She lives in Toronto. This poem appears in A Healing Journey for Us All, United Church of Canada, page 11.
Download: reconciliation.pdf (PDF)


FACILITATION FOR SOCIAL CHANGE

E JAM FACILITATION MANUAL
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Manual
From yesworld.org A site for connecting, inspiring and collaborating with young and intergenerational changemakers.
Download at: yesworld.org

THE WAY WE CHANGE THE WORLD
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Video: The Way We Change the World
From Organization Unbound, a website that attempts to re-imagine the way we think about and engage in social change.
View: organizationunbound.org

ART OF HOSTING
Harvesting Conversations that Matter
Website
The Art of Hosting is a highly effective way of harnessing the collective wisdom and self-organizing capacity of groups of any size.
Website: artofhosting.org


PYE:
Partners for Youth Empowerment
Website
PYE’s mission is to unleash the power, purpose, and potential of young people worldwide.
Website: pyeglobal.org


LIFE AFFIRMING PRACTICES


POPULAR EDUCATION

ENGLISH FOR ORGANIZING:
An Esol Workbook For Immigrant Workers
CASA of Maryland
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ECONOMICS FOR EVERYONE:
The Economics of Capitalism
by Jim Stanford, Economist for the CAW
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PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED
by Paulo Freire, Educator & philosopher and leading advocate of critical pedagogy.
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THEATRE FOR LIVING
by David Diamond
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THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED
by Augusto Boal
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UPROOTING RACISM: How White People Can Work For Racial Justice by Paul Kivel
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W WE MAKE THE ROAD BY WALKING
by Myles Horton & Paulo Freire
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NAMING THE MOMENT
by Deborah Barndt,
Carlos Freire, Illustrator

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Download: Naming the Moment (PDF)

C FEMINIST POPULAR EDUCATION:
Transforming The World From Where Women Stand by Suzanne Doerge
An Integrated Paper submitted to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University
of Toronto.
Download: FeministPopularEd.pdf (PDF)


C UNDER THE RADAR:
Popular Education in North America
A White Paper
by Drick Boyd,
Associate Professor, Urban and Interdisciplinary Studies, Eastern University
Download: UndertheRadar.pdf (PDF)

C KEY PRINCIPLES OF FREIRE:
Training for Transformation
From Training for Transformation - A Handbook for Community Workers,
by Anne Hope & Sally Timmel
This excerpt provides a good background and framework for the philosophy of popular education in community organizing.
Download: Principles _of_Freire.doc (MS Word)


TRADITIONAL TEACHINGS

MI'KMAQ CREATION STORY
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Video: Woman of the Water
Jane Meader, Elder, BACS & MEd, discusses the Mi'kmaq creation story and how this relates to the venerated place of women in their culture.
View: www.youtube.com

E NATIVE PROTOCOL
by Cathy Grant Gerrior
Some reflections based on my observations and experiences as a native woman living and working in the dominant society of what is called “Canada”.
Download:Native_Protocol.docx (MS Word)

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