Braiding Indigenous Stories Through Our History: Collective Memories of Forced Assimilation

Presenters: Crystal Clark

Participants will engage in an exploration of historical implications of forced assimilation policies and legislations within Canada through storytelling. Participants will gain insights into the importance of oral history through an Indigenous lens. Participants will engage in the oral sharing process through this participatory workshop. Multiple perspectives from Indigenous realities are woven throughout this participatory workshop, providing a deeper understanding of impacts of as well as resiliency. By engaging in the process of storytelling participants will gain an understanding of its importance as well as the impacts that policies have had to sever this traditional method of passing down ways of knowing, being and doing.


Breakout Sessions 3: 1:30pm – 2:45pm
Room: EES 204