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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EVENTS
  • Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Jun 24
    Online Webinar
    Jun 24, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Webinar
    Join us as we discuss the book Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks.
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  • SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June) (1)
    Jun 21, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
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  • Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, May 27
    Online Webinar
    May 27, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Webinar
    Join us as we discuss the book Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks.
    Share
  • SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June) (1)
    May 24, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
    Share
  • SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June) (1)
    May 10, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
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  • Self-studies - Language and Pedagogy
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 29
    Online Webinar
    Apr 29, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PDT
    Online Webinar
    Join us as we discuss the book Teaching to Transgress by bell hooks.
    Share
  • SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June)
    Apr 26, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
    Share
  • SIETAR BC "My Perspective, My Voice" Video Series (January to June) (1)
    May 03, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Zoom
    SIETAR BC will be showing “My Perspective- My Voice,”. The project was generously sponsored by the Multiculturalism Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. We would also like to thank the VCC EDI committee for their support in assisting us with the location.
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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


 

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