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Slideshow that accompanies the Building Inclusive Communities Training Workshop. Produced by the Inclusive Communities Committee, a subcommittee of the Grey Bruce Violence Prevention Committee.

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  • 1. Building Inclusive Communities A training workshop for workplaces and community groups

2. Building Inclusive CommunitiesPresented by the InclusiveCommunities Committee, asub committee of the GreyBruce Violence PreventionCoordinating Committee www.endabusenow.ca 3. Building Inclusive Communities Welcome Housekeeping Getting Started Group smudge 4. A big tent with room for all 5. Building Inclusive CommunitiesRacism in its many forms is one of the chief barriers to individual fulfillment and happiness in our own society. I hope that people will finally come to realize that there is only one race - the human race- and that we are all members of itMargaret Atwood 6. In the Spirit of Unity 7. In the Spirit of Unity The Unity Button is a reminder of the Medicine Wheel Teachings and the Four Directions as handed down to us by our Elders. 8. In the Spirit of Unity In Traditional storytelling, many Elders teach about equality and respect for all the people of all colours. It is a celebration of our identity as Aboriginal People and the diversity of our many nations. 9. In the Spirit of UnityThe people who wear this symbol are not only proclaiming pride in their own cultures but respect for all cultures of the world. 10. Building Inclusive CommunitiesWorkshop Goals To support learning and changes in attitudes to build inclusive communities and inclusive workplaces To provide opportunities for skill development and understanding to address racism and discrimination in the workplace and in our communities. 11. Building Inclusive CommunitiesExpected Outcomes: Recognition of how racism effects us as individuals and communities New knowledge of the diversity in our community and the history of Aboriginal people New understanding about the values, attitudes and beliefs that underpin racism, diversity and inclusiveness New skills to address racism and build more inclusive communities. 12. Some definitions Aboriginal: The First Nations: groups original people ofof original Canada and theirinhabitants of descendants,Canada. including First Mtis: Mixed First Nation, Mtis and Nations and Inuit. Term used in European ancestry the Canadian Inuit: Original Constitution (1982) inhabitants of northern Canada living generally above the tree line. 13. Getting Started -Introductions Imagine an inclusive workplace, family and community 14. Introduce yourself and say one thing you imagine in an inclusive workplace, family, community. 15. Building Inclusive Communities 16. Building Inclusive Communities Why is racism an issue for me/us? What does it look and feel like? Create a list of the overt and covert markers of racism and discrimination 17. Building Inclusive Communities How do we benefitfrom racism anddiscrimination (pastand present)? How do we lose? 18. Building Inclusive Communities 19. Weaving Our Communities 20. Settlement in Canada and Grey Bruce - A brief overview At the time of European contact 900years ago there were about 10 millionAboriginal people living in NorthAmerica Archeological evidence showsAboriginal cultures at Sandia (13,000years ago), Clovis (10,000 and Folsom(6,000 ) 21. Settlement in Canada and Grey Bruce Diverse Aboriginal nations and languagegroups with sophisticated cultures werewell established in all areas of NorthAmerica at the time of contact. Between 1500 and 1600 GiovanniCaboto (Cabot) and Champlain beganthe history of English and Frenchcolonization and white settlement. 22. Settlement in Canada and Grey Bruce Aboriginal and European culturesdiffered greatly, especially around theconcept of ownership of land - aconcept that Aboriginal culture did notsupport. European colonization also broughtdiseases that had a decimating impacton the Aboriginal population 23. A brief overview of settlement The relationship of Europeans andAboriginals was nation to nation andincluded military alliances, trading, andtreaties. After 1800 Aboriginal people were seenas a barrier to advancement ofEuropean settlement and landownership. 24. A brief overview of settlement 1763 the British Royal Proclamation established the Indian Territory, a vast area of land where whites could not settle or buy lands. This set the stage for treaties between First Nations and the Crown. Treaties were signed agreements where First Nations agreed to share land or grant access to land in exchange for protections and rights from the Crown. (11 numbered treaties were signed between 1871-1906) 25. A brief overview of settlement 1700 slavery was authorized in New France. Black African slaves were introduced to Canada. Canada became a safe haven for black Loyalists during the American Revolution (1775-1783) 1815 - 1860 the Underground Railroad led tens of thousands of black slaves seeking freedom to Canada 1833 British government abolished slavery. 26. A brief overview of settlement In 1830 the colonialist introduced a newpolicy of civilization andChristianization and removal of Indiansto reserves. The Federal Indian Act (1876) definedIndian status and outlined how Indianscould acquire full Canadian citizenshipby relinquishing their culture, traditionsand rights to land. 27. The government of Canada saw the Indian Act as a temporary measure to control Aboriginal peoples until they were fully assimilated through enfranchisement. It was not until 1960 that Indians were granted the right to vote in federal elections. 28. Under the Indian Act Aboriginal people lost their status when they received a university degree, became a doctor, lawyer, or Christian minister. Status was passed through the male. Aboriginal women lost status when they married a man without status. 29. A brief overview of settlementPrior to colonization, Aboriginal women had distinct and powerful roles in decision making, and many cultures were matriarchal. Colonization imposed new forms of governance based on patriarchy, where woman lost status, rights and voice. 30. Residential SchoolsPart of the assimilation process was the institution of residential schools. Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families and communities and forced to adopt Canadian culture. They were punished for practicing their culture and languages. 31. Residential Schools Emotional, physical, psychological, sexual and spiritual abuses took place in schools funded by the government and run by Christian missionaries.Countless children died of disease, overcrowding, and abuse. 32. Residential Schools authorities at all levels failed to give them (children) the care and protection to which they were entitled. Sexual and other forms of abuse took root and flourishedThis cannot be seen as an understandable but regrettable excess of the day. At no time has it been part of this countrys values to allow the brutal exploitation of children in institutions charged with their care. (Globe and Mail 1998) 33. Aboriginal Settlement in Grey BruceOur people and nations have been here as long as the English have been in England, and will continue to do so as long as the grass is green and the water runs. 34. Aboriginal Settlement in Grey Bruce The Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation and the Chippewas of Nawash First Nation share the same traditional territories in southwest Ontario.They are part of the ancient Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibway, Odawa, and Pottawatomi. The Anishnabek nation is the second largest Indigenous nation in North America,after the Navajo Apache, with successful councils, self government and unity. 35. Traditionally, the Anishnaabek had the Dodem clan system of government. Men and women practiced consensus decision making and followed their own conscience when making a choice. They fished, hunted, created maple syrup, gathered rice, discovered medicines, and traded with the Huron and Odawa for corn, squash, beans that came from an extensive network of trading across Turtle Island that ran from Peru through Mexico. 36. Settlement in Grey and Bruce 1600s French and Mtis settlementbegins 1773 Indian Territory established (all ofthe Great Lakes area) 1800s European settlement (Irish,Scots, English) begins 37. Aboriginal Settlement in Grey Bruce 1836 treaty with Saugeen Ojibway forall lands south of the peninsula in returnfor housing, assistance to becomecivilized and protection of thepeninsula forever. 1854 coerced treaty with SaugeenOjibway for the peninsula. Reserves atSaugeen and Nawash established. 38. 1993 Recognition of Aboriginaltreaty rights (Jones-Nadjiwondecision) 1994 Saugeen Ojibway land claimfor traditional territory 39. Settlement in Grey and Bruce 1800s Black settlers escaping slavery and Loyalists to the crown settle in the area. Several important settlements existed in Grey County: Priceville, Nenagh and Virginia (now Ceylon) in the southern part of the County, Negro Creek, and Holland Centre in the middle, and Owen Sound in the north.1862 First Emancipation Picnic in Harrison Park, Owen Sound. 40. QuickTime and a QuickTime and a TIFF (Uncompressed) decompressor TIFF (Uncompressed) deare needed to see this picture. are needed to see this 41. Grey Bruce Settlement 1890 Jewish and German settlementbegins. 1900 - 1970s European immigrationcontinues 1970s visible minority immigrationbegins. 42. Story of Settlement What is the legacy of the story ofsettlement? What needs to change for thefuture? 43. Building Inclusivity Review of Tools:Markers of racism and discrimination- adding to our listMarkers of inclusivity- adding to our list 44. Racism Racism is the intentional or unintentional use of power to isolate, separate and exploit others. This use of power is based on a belief in superior origin, identity of supposed racial characteristics. Racism confers certain privileges on and defends the dominant group, which in turn sustains and perpetuates racism. 45. Racism B