Laara Fitznor lecture "Indigenous voices speaking back to colonial impacts through the power of story"
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Meeting ID: 884 8332 1273
Laara Fitznor (University of Manitoba), a member of the Nisichawaysihk Cree Nation in Manitoba was raised in the boreal forests of Wabowden, Manitoba. She pursued her dream of a university education once she learned that with a university education she was in a position to embrace ways to challenge and counter acts of oppression while advancing Aboriginal/Indigenous knowledge(s), perspectives, histories, experiences, spiritualities, and realities through her community work and career. She assisted professionals (teachers, educators, social workers, police officers, and others) to understand the uniqueness of Aboriginal peoples’ histories, philosophies, cultures, knowledge(s), and contributions to Canadian society. She incorporates decolonizing and bridging pedagogies in her work where people learn to challenge past wrongs and coexist in a way of respect, reciprocity, and responsibility.