What to say when someone says something racist
Two Indigenous education experts on the podcast this week
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This is National Indigenous History Month and while we have so much to learn, we have just as much unlearning to do. The very foundation of Canada was built upon anti-Indigenous policies and our history books have played their part.
This is Kelly Brownbill. She is an Indigenous educator who gives workshops with the goal of creating more understanding and mutual respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people and communities.
She dropped so many gems in our conversation, including phrases to use when you’re confronted by racist statements. Don’t freeze — listen to what Kelly says and try using her phrases.
I also spoke with Madelaine McCracken of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society, an organization I truly love.
Have a listen to the podcast on your fave podcast app and let me know what you think.
And if you have a classroom, get in touch with The Caring Society. They have tons of age-appropriate, free resources for your students (Spirit Bear is so important and cute!).
If you lead a work team, get in touch with Kelly Brownbill. If there’s anything you can be doing at work to be spreading the teachings of Kelly on truth, justice and reconciliation, I know that’ll be the best day at work you could possibly have.
Thank you for reading!
✨✨✨ At The End Of the Day is edited by Laura Hensley and the podcast is produced by Olivia Trono ✨✨✨
Links and references
First Nations Child & Family Caring Society Every year, I make a donation in lieu of a teacher’s gift and pass on the note of gratitude to my kids’ teachers for creating a safe learning environment. I have undying respect for The Caring Society’s executive director Cindy Blackstock and her work in advocating for equity for Indigenous children in Canada
Kelly Brownbill Knowledge is the silver bullet. In order to find a path to healthy, equitable relationships, it is important for Indigenous (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) and non-Indigenous people, organizations and communities to relate to each other from a place of mutual respect. Only by educating ourselves on others' realities, can we reach that place.
BTS are taking a break and I wanna take that cue. Read what I wrote in The Globe and Mail
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