The October 2023 series of Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is hosted by the Greater Edmonton Alliance. Members of Greater Edmonton Alliance are encouraged to register below.
If your organization is not a member of Greater Edmonton Alliance (but you live in the Greater Edmonton Metropolitan Area) you can email [email protected] with your interest and then sign up below. The participation fee for non-members is $250.
This eight session facilitation and ongoing organizing process is designed for labor, community, and faith organizations that are a part of Greater Edmonton Alliance. You along with others from your organization are invited to join in reflection and learning around the truth of colonization and its ongoing impact in the region where we live. Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is an initiative of the IAF Northwest.
- Please confirm that you are able to attend all of the first five sessions before registering, as each session builds on the learnings of the previous evening.
- This is a training series that seeks to center the lived experiences of Indigenous Peoples, the work that is ongoing in our communities and the emotional work that comes from this. Please be prepared to engage in this emotional labor and reflection.
- Wrestling with the Truth of Colonization is more than the training sessions listed here, it is a community organizing initiative. The goal is to take the learning and reflection from these sessions and turn them into long-term community organizing efforts towards upholding native sovereignty and real solidarity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
There are two options to attend an introductory briefing. You must attend one of the briefings in order to participate in the series. Briefings are set for the week of September 25th. You will receive more information after registering.
First Five Sessions:
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings
October 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19th: 5:00-7:00PM MST
Last Three Sessions:
The required follow-up sessions will include a focus on gathering in person. More information will be sent on the setting and details of these sessions during the five main sessions. The Follow-ups are generally spaced a few weeks to a month apart.
All of the first five sessions will be held over Zoom. Please contact us if you have any accessibility needs to join the sessions.