By: Becca Shortt & Alicia Hibbert
It feels like the word Indigenize is surrounding us lately. It is used in workplaces, especially those adjacent to or within post-secondary. It is often used interchangeably with Indigeneity, decolonization, and reconciliation. And it’s a word that always felt uncomfortable to both of us, but we weren’t 100 percent sure why at first. Just that if you put literally any other culture or identity in the world before “-ize,” it sounds horrible. Go ahead, try it.
So, we explored further.
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Original version. Edited version was published: Hibbert, A. (2020, September 12). Orange Shirt Day at UBC – September 30. Retrieved September 13, 2020, from https://hr.ubc.ca/working-ubc/news/september-09-2020/orange-shirt-day-ubc-september-30
My name is Alicia Hibbert, I have a prairie Metis perspective, and I’m a guest living, working, and resting with gratitude on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ təməxʷ (Tsleil-Waututh), and skwxwú7mesh-ulh Temíx̱w (Squamish) peoples. Our team is focused on supporting physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing at both the individual and community levels. We believe that wellbeing requires safe, healthy, and supportive environments, including equity and human rights.
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By Alicia Hibbert & Rebecca Shortt
We’ve developed an easy 4-step process for you to make your own personal land acknowledgement.
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Below are some reflection questions, which we used in the 30 Day Engagement challenge for National Indigenous History Month. I’ve used these with teams as a lighthearted way to connect authentically – and introduce Indigenous ways of knowing – in virtual settings.
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Please join me and Rebecca Shortt on a 30 day challenge to engage meaningfully during National Indigenous History Month.
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Developed by: Alicia Hibbert & Rebecca Shortt
The following activity is an adapted 1-2-4-All Activity with the theme of decolonization. This was first completed in a setting with 15 people with a limited timeframe of 35 minutes – I include it here in that short format so you can see how it can be applied easily within limited parameters.
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I like to share quick and easy ways you can review your own manuscript for common errors. Here is how to activate underlining passive verbs in Word:
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Non-profits and other community partners often have limited capacity to plan, write, and submit operating and special projects grants. This list is intended to help with one step: keeping track of funding sources and deadlines.
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The application process for Canadian Tri-Council research grants (SSHRC, CIHR, and NSERC) is time consuming. This post is intended to be a repository of upcoming deadlines for research grants in Canada that are at least a month away (ie: they’re still achievable, the LOI phase hasn’t passed yet, and they’re not Phase 2 in a series). I’ll update it monthly.
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