In this lunch and learn webinar, cultural planner Kamala Todd shared her experience as a Metis-Cree living and working in the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations, and how to observe protocols in a territory different to that of her ancestors.
Born and raised in these lands, she continually asks herself, in her work and in the ways she lives and raises her children, how she can address the colonialism of Vancouver and enact her own teachings of reciprocity and gratitude in finding ways to support the original owners of the lands. Kamala is currently the City of Vancouver’s Indigenous Arts and Culture planner, and she has worked with the City for many years in various capacities, including the Dialogues Project.
Kamala discussed some of the current conversations and considerations about the work of “reconciliation” and decolonization, and she also addressed how those of us whose ancestors are elsewhere can work to repair the harms done to the ancestors of these lands and waters in this beautiful place we are so fortunate to live and work.
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