Decolonizing Activism

January 21, 2022 7:00 PM
55 Minutes
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Nikki Sanchez

Nikki Sanchez holds a Masters degree in Indigenous Governance and is currently completing her Ph.D. on emerging visual media technology as it relates to Indigenous ontology for climate change mitigation strategies. As the former David Suzuki Foundation’s “Queen of Green” Nikki focused on environmental journalism, social and digital media to help drive sustainable solutions for a healthy planet. She also created content to bring more racial and gender inclusivity into the environmental movement. An Indigenous media maker, Nikki’s 8-part documentary VICELAND series “RISE” focused on global Indigenous resurgence. RISE was debuted at Sundance in February 2017 and has received global critical acclaim, winning “best documentary” at the Canadian screen awards. She is the creator and director of “Decolonize Together” a collective of Indigenous and black women who offer decolonial and anti-racism workshops and curriculum creation. Decolonize Together has been teaching and facilitating decolonization and anti-oppression training for universities, school boards, corporations, and NGOs. Her TEDx presentation is entitled “Decolonization is for Everyone”. - In 2020, she released her first book “Spirits of the Coast: Orcas in Science, Art and History” which became a bestseller.


Session Details

This interactive workshops will help participants from every background and personal location to better understand their role and responsibility within the ongoing context of colonialism and it’s lasting legacy of systemic racism and intergenerational inequity. Our participatory pedagogy is designed to empower every participant to discern tangible strategies to enact anti-racism and decolonizing practices within their own everyday work, activism and personal lives. Using both a systemic analysis and culturally-informed perspectives, we guide participants in deepening a sense of understanding, compassion and agency in dismantling harmful systems of oppression; for both the healing of every individual and the collective towards a more just and equitable society. From a foundation of self-location, the workshop assists participants to identify specific points of entry to enact tangible strategies for decolonization across multiple aspects of their lives and work.
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