Lesson series

Expanding the Truth Before Reconciliation

In this course, participants have the opportunity to engage in deepening their understanding of the historical and ongoing truths about settler colonialism, racism, and oppression in the country we now refer to as Canada. Through a truth telling timeline participants have the opportunity to reflect on unlearn designs as provocations that connect to current and historic realities of Indigenous People. This course is designed in a way that encourages the participant to seek out further information and truth with respect to the provocations shared. It is based on the premise we must have the whole truth before we can appropriately move towards reconciliation.

10% from every sale of this e-course will be donated to Geronimo’s Dream project: https://geronimosdream.weebly.com/

Duration: 60 minutes
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Meet the instructor

Nick Bertrand

Nick is a proud Kanyenkeha:ka and member of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte.  He is a father, partner, uncle, and educator.  Like many Indigenous People, coming from a family background that has been deeply impacted by colonization, sharing truth alongside messages of hope and resiliency through the vehicle of education is what interests and drives Nick. 

Nick has worked in education for over 15 years in many roles including: an OCT certified teacher, a school board Indigenous Education Lead, and more recently supporting the work of Indigenous Education on a provincial level.

Grounded by the incredible support and generosity of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, community, family, and friends has allowed Nick to share space in a variety of educational settings. In life and in the education world, to move forward with a good mind, Nick has always believed that the foundation of this journey is rooted in strong relationships built on respect, understanding, and reciprocity.
Patrick Jones - Course author