BRAID Indigenous Anti-Racism Reading Circle

September 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Virtual Event

About this event

The BRAID Indigenous Anti-Racism Reading Circle provides educators in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences with the opportunity to engage in a critical exploration of contemporary writing on issues of racism, colonialism, and the health care system. The goal of this learning series is to create a space of support and shared learning that will promote anti-racist practice and teaching within Indigenous health curricula in Rady’s professional health education programs. Learning sessions will occur every 6 weeks.

In the third session of the BRAID Indigenous Anti-Racism Reading Circle, Dr. Laurie Harding will facilitate an exploration of Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, & Inuit Issues in Canada by Chelsea Vowel (2016) . Registered participants will receive a brief outline to help guide their reading and will have the opportunity to engage in a facilitated discussion during the learning session on September 16, 2022.

In order to facilitate optimal conditions for discussion, registration for each session in this series will be limited to 20 participants, and priority will be given to educators who teach in one of the University of Manitoba’s professional health programs.* We will maintain a waitlist, and may add an additional session if there is sufficient interest.

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Harding identifies as a White settler of English and Scottish colonial decent, occupying Quw’utsun homelands, also known as Shawnigan Lake, BC. She works closely with and credits Indigenous mentors for her Indigenous anti-racism knowledge, awareness and skill. She is an author and adjunct professor at UVIC with extensive experience in facilitation and education in the area of Indigenous Cultural Safety and Indigenous anti-racism. Her workshops are tailored to support and mentor health care educators, providers, leaders, teams, ministries, health authorities or corporations, or anyone who would like to improve their Indigenous Cultural Safety & Anti-Racism Response knowledge, self-awareness, and skills. Her doctoral thesis examines Indigenous specific racism in health services.

About BRAID:

The Building Relationships for Anti-Racist Indigenous Development (BRAID) Network for Health Educators serves to provide resources, training, and a sense of community for Rady faculty to promote anti-racist practice at the University of Manitoba. To find out more about BRAID, our resources and upcoming events for health educators in the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, please contact us at To receive notification of our upcoming workshops, please join our e-mail list by contacting us at*This includes the programs within the Rady Faculty of Health Sciences and the Department of Human Nutritional Sciences.