Exploring Land Acknowledgments: A Virtual Workshop with Kelly Brownbill
Date: Nov. 6, 2023
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
In today's world, more and more of us find ourselves in situations where we're expected to start meetings, conferences, or live events with a land acknowledgment. It's common to be confused about the purpose of these acknowledgments, often leaving us with questions and no clear source for answers.
Join us for a workshop aimed at making the process more accessible. With Kelly Brownbill as your guide, we'll delve into the world of land acknowledgments. You'll gain insights into what they are, why they matter, what to include, and when to use them. By the end of this informative session, you'll not only have a better understanding of land acknowledgments, but also the practical tools to create your own.
Can't make it to the live workshop? No problem! Register now, and even if you can't join us in real-time, we'll send you a recording of the session within 48 hours. Don't miss out on this valuable opportunity – secure your spot today!
Date: Monday, November 6
Time: 12–12:45 p.m.
If you have any questions, please email Allisha Seguire at firstname.lastname@example.org
More about Kelly
Kelly Brownbill's spirit name, Wabunnoongakekwe, means Woman Who Comes from the East and she is proud to be Waabizhashi Dodem, Marten Clan. She is a member of the Flat Bay community of the Mi’kmaq Nation in Newfoundland, and of the Three Fires Midewiwin Lodge.
As an educator on Indigenous issues, she has conducted countless cultural awareness training sessions across a broad range of service sectors including key staff from both the provincial and federal governments. She guides organizations in forging more respectful and equitable relationships with Indigenous communities and agencies. For 10 years she filled the role of peer referral agent for Canada’s largest single site employer of Indigenous people. She has also worked with Indigenous communities, both on and off reserve, to develop healthy agency models and to further develop counselling skills with Indigenous clients.
Kelly has twice published Indigenous perspectives in peer-reviewed publications on workplace wellness and addiction, and for seven years was the Senior Editor and Cultural Advisor for 4 Canoes, a periodical series of books showcasing individual Nations around Turtle Island, and Canoe Kids, a series of culturally inspired children’s books. She is also proud to be the Auntie-in-Residence for Young People’s Theatre in Toronto and has recently joined the Board of Directors of Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital.
For more information, please visit kellybrownbill.com