Reconciliation and Decolonization: a conversation with Kamala Todd
November 26, 2020
What are our responsibilities as communications professionals living and working on colonized, Indigenous land? Join Kamala Todd who will help us begin an introspective journey to explore our role in reconciliation. Kamala, a Métis-Cree mother, community planner, educator, and filmmaker who was born and raised in the beautiful lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and Skwxwú7mesh-speaking people (also known as Vancouver), will share her own learning and lived experiences with us. This conversation will inspire and encourage self-reflection, offer questions to ask ourselves about our responsibilities and relationships, and provide an opportunity for discussion. Kamala will also share some resources and tips to continue our own learning.
MORE ABOUT KAMALA TODD: Kamala is an adjunct professor for the Urban Studies Program at Simon Fraser University. Recently, she was the City of Vancouver’s first Indigenous arts and culture planner, where she co-wrote the City's culture plan, Culture|Shift: Blanketing the City through Arts and Culture, and worked actively to decolonize planning processes. Kamala has twenty years of experience working through community planning, storytelling, video, and public art to increase awareness of the diverse stories of Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and urban Indigenous people in Vancouver.
Read Kamala's biography: https://www.sfu.ca/urban/people/adjun... Watch her videography: https://vimeo.com/kamalatodd
(*Please note that the first few minutes of this session, including our territorial acknowledgment, was accidentally not captured in this recording. Please read our event introduction, including the territorial acknowledgment, at the end of this description.)