HEDR members and the public participated in a First Nations Learning Experience on Friday, March 13, 2015. HEDR’s Capacity Building Work Group organized this learning session with support from the Knowledge Transfer Committee to increase HEDR members’ personal learning and knowledge on equity and inclusion and create stronger relationships amongst members so they can have authentic conversations while recognizing power imbalances. It was one step in our process for membership group bonding and learning to move the work of the Roundtable forward when equity work is difficult and not always comfortable.
In the morning, HEDR members and the public participated in two guided tours of a museum and residential school at Woodland Cultural Centre (184 Mohawk St, Brantford, ON N3T 5V6).
In the afternoon, members of the public participated in a Land Claims Workshop at Woodland Cultural Centre while HEDR members went to a Roundhouse in New Credit where two elders shared their knowledge and wisdom on inclusive practices and how members can implement these teachings in their own lives and organizations.