Society for Intercultural
Education, Training And Research

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Our MISSION

The Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research (SIETAR) BC chapter seeks to advance cultural competency and racial literacy. The former refers to the skills that promote positive and inclusive cross-cultural relationships, and the latter refers to the capacity to see, understand, and respond to racism and build racial equity

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Honouring National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

SIETAR BC is committed to continuous learning about the atrocities perpetrated towards Indigenous people and communities throughout Canada’s colonial history to the present day.  It is only through the widening and deepening of awareness of past and present  injustices that we as a nation will be able to move forward on our path to truth and reconciliation. To support in this journey,  SIETAR BC board members have selected the following learning resources to review:

1. Lisa Jackson’s 6 minute short, “Savage” artistically, effectively and impactfully demonstrates the impact on children and families of the residential school system. http://lisajackson.ca/Savage 


2. A free short course available through BCIT called: Indigenous Awareness https://www.bcit.ca/study/courses/mooc0200  


3. Nahanee Creative is offering some mini-courses to “Support Your Decolonizing Journey”.   There are many session topics including:  “Etiquette for Allies” and “Decolonizing Identity 101”.   https://www.nahaneecreative.com 

4. Presentation by author Bob Joseph about his book 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZGQ5qb_nw&ab_channel=BobJoseph

5. They Came for the Children (pdf) 

6. During the mid-1800’s, James Douglas managed the treaty process on Vancouver Island, which facilitated the ceding of land to the new colony. In most cases, large tracts of land were signed over for negligible sums of money. To view the treaties and their terms, visit 
www.First-Nations.info      https://www.first-nations.info/douglas-treaties.html

7. If you have time, read the summary of the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, called “Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future”.   .Even the summary  is a large tome, a full 535 pages, but the chapter on history, page 40-132 is a comprehensive overview of the story of residential schools.  A full list of the reports can be found on the NCTR web site:   https://nctr.ca/records/reports/

8. This resource is not just for educators. It is a site with a large list of Indigenous films and is great for all.
https://julieship.wixsite.com/indifilms

9. Indigenous Canada, a free course offered through the University of Alberta through Coursera. Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Indigenous Canada is for students from faculties outside the Faculty of Native Studies with an interest in acquiring a basic familiarity with Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships. https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/index.html

10. Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters https://www.orangeshirtday.org/about-us.html

 https://fncaringsociety.com/orange-shirt-day-and-national-day-truth-and-reconciliation-virtual-participation

11. Dialogues for Decolonization (3 Part Video Series)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_trIp_67U6o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHuRzDrRQck

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE2WwL3QCTQ


 

EVENTS
  • Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy
    Fri, Jan 28
    Online Webinar
    Jan 28, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar
    Join us on January 28th 12:00pm - 1:00pm as we discuss the book Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks. Chapter three and four this month!
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  • SIETAR BC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022
    Sat, Jan 29
    Havana Restaurant
    Jan 29, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Havana Restaurant, 1212 Commercial Dr, Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4, Canada
    This is a quick reminder of our AGM: Saturday, January 29, 2022, 1:30 pm, at Havana Restaurant.
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  • SIETAR BC Book Club Meeting
    Wed, Dec 01
    Online Webinar
    Dec 01, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Webinar
    The SIETAR Book Club meets on Wednesday, December 1 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Join us for a lively discussion of the Giller Prize winning book: How to Pronounce Knife, by Souvankham Thammavongsa.
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  • Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy
    Fri, Nov 26
    Online Webinar
    Nov 26, 2021, 12:00 PM PST – Nov 27, 2021, 1:00 PM PST
    Online Webinar
    Join us on Nov. 29th 12 noon-1:00 as we discuss the book Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks. Chapter one this month!
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  • Anti-Asian Racism: The Story You May Not Know
    Nov 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM PST
    Webinar
    Online conversation, with a combination of slides, polls, video clips, scenarios, storytelling and collaborative conversations.
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  • SIETAR BC Book Club Meeting
    Wed, Sep 01
    Online Webinar
    Sep 01, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Online Webinar
    The SIETAR Book Club meets on Wednesday, June 2 from 7:00-8:00 pm. Join us for a lively conversation about the book: Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard.
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