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Indigenous Book Club - Unsettling the Settler Within

May 7 from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm PDT

We invite BCIT faculty and staff to join us as we explore Indigenous history and experiences shared through stories told or authored by Indigenous peoples.

In Unsettling the Settler Within, Paulette Regan, a former residential-schools-claims manager, argues that in order to truly participate in the transformative possibilities of reconciliation, non-Aboriginal Canadians must undergo their own process of decolonization. They must relinquish the persistent myth of themselves as peacemakers and acknowledge the destructive legacy of a society that has stubbornly ignored and devalued Indigenous experience. With former students offering their stories as part of the truth and reconciliation processes, Regan advocates for an ethos that learns from the past, making space for an Indigenous historical counter-narrative to avoid perpetuating a colonial relationship between Aboriginal and settler peoples.

 

Dine & Dialogue: May 7, 2021 at 11:30 am via zoom

Register by email: Gathering_Place@bcit.ca

We encourage you to read the book before the dialogue