Last Mawoluhkhotipon Safe Space session being held this month

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This year’s last session for the Mawoluhkhotipon Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples is being held in the Whitebone Lounge on campus on Saturday, November 23.

The Ally & Safe Space Program for Wabanaki and Indigenous Peoples launch in February, 2019. (UNBSJ/blogs.unb.ca)

This program was developed in the winter of 2019 by associate professor Dan Nagel with the assistance of other Nursing and Health Sciences faculty and students, with the consultation of Indigenous elders and community members.

This all-day session provides training and insight into the history of colonization in North America and the resulting mistreatment of Indigenous people. It also provides a safe space for discussion and teaching on how to be an effective Indigenous ally.

As outlined in their posting, this program supports UNB’s Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan, which has a goal of “[welcoming and supporting] Indigenous peoples who work, study and visit UNB Saint John”.

You can register for Level 1 only, which occurs in the morning, or both sessions, which allows you to receive a certificate of completion. It is free for the public to attend; you can register and ask any questions by emailing allyprogram@unb.ca.