Pîkiskwêtân, the Indigenous Directions Learning Series, is a continuous series of decolonizing and anti-racist Indigenous awareness training and professional development workshops. The series is open to Concordia staff, faculty and students.
This workshop helps participants gain a better perspective of the many additional hats that Indigenous faculty and staff are expected to wear by their institutions and the toll that the additional workload can take on their health and well-being. The workshop will be dedicated to issues that primarily affect Indigenous faculty but that are also experienced by Indigenous staff.
Discussions will focus on:
underrepresentation and university hiring practices;
balancing community expectations vs. institutional commitments;
tokenism, pigeonholing and the suppression of cultural values and ethics;
additional duties without compensation;
mentorship and supervision of Indigenous students;