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Meet Jodi

Jodi Calahoo-Stonehouse is of Cree and Mohawk descent from the Michel First Nation. She uses film, radio, and other media to tell stories and break down social barriers between Indigenous people and the broader community. Through her work with the Edmonton Shift Lab, the Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge at the University of Alberta and many other projects, she brings Indigenous perspectives and ways of knowing to questions of institutional change and social transformation.

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Residency launch

Weaving our Worldviews: Social Transformation and Indigenous Practices

Monday, November 25, 2019


Jodi and her co-facilitator, Aleeya Velji, will be at Concordia's 4TH SPACE to animate a series of events including storytelling, interactive activities and an evening keynote conversation


All the events throughout the day are free and open to the public.


Additional residency activites

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Opportunities for Students

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Jodi will host a discussion with students, professors and colleagues from Concordia's
First Peoples Studies Program, titled "Waterways and Waterwars: Climate Activism and Anti-Racism".  More information is available on the FPST facebook group.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Jodi will spend time at the Aboriginal Students Resource Centre during and after the end-of-semester Feast, holding a space to connect with Indigenous students in collaboration with Vicky Boldo, ASRC In-House community support worker. Please contact the ASRC for more information.  


Workshop for Indigenous Innovators 

Tuesday, November 26

Jodi will host a private workshop for Indigenous organizations and organizers about topics of specific interest for local organizations, covering such topics as:

  • Decolonizing evaluation frameworks
  • Transforming relationships with funding organizations
  • Leveraging social innovation tools for community benefit
  • Integrating a culture of mentorship in community organizing

If you are an Indigenous organizer who would like to participate in this workshop, please contact SHIFT.


Workshop for Social Innovation / Social Economy Professionals

Thursday, November 28

Jodi will host a private workshop for professionals working in non-Indigenous organisations that support social innovation and social economy projects. The workshop, "Working in Relationship: Social Innovation, social entrepreneurship and Indigenous Innovation," is designed for organizations who are interested in bringing a reconciliation lens to their work but aren't sure where to start.

If you work with a social economy, social innovation or social entrepreneurship organization and who would like to participate in this workshop, please contact SHIFT.


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