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The Meaning of Indigenizing to ᐊᑎ ᒥᔭᐧᔭᐃᐧᐣ ati miywayawin Rehabilitation Medicine
This 1.5-hour interactive virtual workshop for students and graduates of Rehabilitation Medicine, and individuals precepting a U of A Rehabilitation Medicine student. This virtual workshop includes meaningful activities infused with self-reflection, key Indigenous ethics and takeaways, with topics including:
- Understand your responsibilities and roles in truth and reconciliation ᒥᔪᐃᐧᒉᐦᑐᐃᐧᐣ miyo-wîcîwitowin with Indigenous Peoples and communities.
- "Unfreeze yourself" with actions that foster inclusion, overcome systemic stereotypes/bias, and manage expectations.
- Learn about performative action and how to be an authentic ally.
- Offer meaningful support, recognizing your own vulnerability and knowledge limits.
- Become more effective in communications and reducing barriers.

Andrea Menard LL.B, LL.M, she/they/ᐃᐧᔭᐋᐧᐤ wiyawâw, is Métis from the abolished Red River Settlement and is a Métis Nation of Alberta citizen who has over twenty-five years’ experience relationship-building with Indigenous Nations across Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8, and 10 as well as the Métis Homeland regions, and with Indigenous Nations in the unceded lands of British Columbia in the govt, non-profit, legal, regulatory, and academic sectors. She was voted Canadian Lawyer Magazine’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyer in 2022 for her Indigenizing and decolonizing work.

Andrea is the Lead Educational Developer, Indigenizing Curricula and Pedagogies, Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic), Centre for Teaching and Learning. She assists with Indigenizing courses, programs and research initiatives across the University of Alberta. Andrea also instructs Reconciliation and Lawyers at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law; and co-instructs In Search of Reconciliation Through Dispute Resolution at Osgoode Hall Law School.

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Mar 17, 2023 01:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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