Online Learning Events
OLE Pathway: General

Indigenous Perspective Workshop – Understanding History

This workshop is a part of the Indigenous Perspective Workshop Series:

In order to create a space that fosters conversation, interaction and reflection we will be limiting the workshop to 35 participants. 

Please note these sessions will not be recorded. If you register and then are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can open up space for other participants. We will be following our Cancellation Policy.

Once you register for a workshop, BCNPHA will share your email and name with IPS who will then contact you with a session link and learning resources. 



August 17, 2022


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



Member Cost:


Registration Start/End Date:

Registration Closes August 16th, 2022

What you will learn:

In this three-hour workshop, participants learn an overview of colonization history in Canada from first contact to the social impact of residential schools on the lives of Indigenous peoples.

Workshop outcomes:

  • Develop clear understanding of residential school history
  • Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families
  • Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples
  • Identify social location, decolonization, and the role of the Indigenous ally


Rachelle Dallaire 

Rachelle is from the Montagnais people in lower Quebec. She brings more than 15 years of management and leadership experience to her work as Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Executive Director. Rachelle has extensive front line service experience that informs her leadership from her early work with at risk communities including women in the sex trade, corrections, and the homeless community. As an inter-generational trauma survivor, she brings a lot of passion to developing Indigenous Perspectives Society’s Reconciliation from an Indigenous Perspective training offerings, which include Cultural Perspectives Training, developed to support the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action. 

Lizz Brooks 

Lizz is from the Tsesk’iye clan of the Tahltan Nation, as well as Chinese on her father’s side and mixed European from her mother’s side. She has lived across British Columbia, but Vancouver Island is where she has called “home” for most of her life. In recent years, she continues to actively educate herself on her own Tahltan culture along with the many Indigenous relationships and current events across Turtle Island (North America). Lizz is passionate about uplifting and empowering others while learning about Indigenous Sovereignty, equal rights, visibility, and history. An active member within the performing arts community, she is excited to be a part of the Indigenous Perspectives Society’s team to help bring awareness, education, and support where needed.