If you experience difficulties registering for an event, please contact the GMCTE
Treaty and Scrip
Indigenous Voices eventwith Lyndon Linklater
9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Participants will learn about relationships between Indigenous
peoples and the land, and how these relationships factor into treaty
agreements and land claims and rights with First Nations and Metis
peoples in Canada. An opportunity to learn about Metis scrip,
agreements, and nation-to-nation treaty relationships is vital in
understanding how to honour and respect the agreements.
In this session you will begin or continue to explore your racialized
identity and consciousness. You will learn about the historical
social construction of race and its purpose, the invention of
whiteness, and the property value of whiteness. White privilege and
protection will also be examined in relation to Indigenous education
on campus. As a group we will identify various ways white privilege
limits, prevents, and distorts Indigenous education and decolonization
at the University of Saskatchewan. This session requires a commitment
to dialogue about difficult and often uncomfortable topics and
feelings regarding racism and Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan with
a focus on your personal experiences. The commitment to consider how
your racial identity influences your engagement with Indigenous
education will prepare you for further Indigenous Voices programming.
Indigenous Voices is a staff and faculty development initiative, developed by The Beadwork Committee (College of Education) and the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching Effectiveness, with funding provided by the U of S.