New decolonization resource: Listening to Indigenous Voices
A new resource from the Jesuit Forum for Social Faith and Justice that seeks to stimulate dialogue and action in favour of justice and decolonization will be available in April in both English and French. Listening to Indigenous Voices: A Dialogue Guide on Justice and Right Relationships (LTIV ) is designed for both adults and secondary students and includes dialogue questions and classroom activities.
Work on LTIV began several years ago with the creation of an advisory group and editorial team made up of both Indigenous and non-Indigenous members, including KAIROS and KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) facilitators. The guide includes writings from various Indigenous authors including Arthur Manuel, Beverly Jacobs, John Borrows, Lee Maracle, Niigaanwewidam Sinclair, Sylvia McAdam, John Mohawk, and Robin Wall Kimmerer, as well as artwork by Diane Montreuil and Christi Belcourt.
The guide begins by exploring Indigenous worldviews, examines the history of colonization, and concludes with sessions on righting relationships, decolonization, and Indigenization. More information, including endorsements and a sample session, along with a pre-order form, can be found at www.ltiv.ca. The guide will be available for sale for $25 (including mailing). Bulk copies will be available at a lower price.
Listening to Indigenous Voices seeks to build on and go beyond the KBE and includes questions to guide sharing circles and curriculum ideas for secondary and post-secondary settings. Supplementary material will also be available online, such as videos, articles, spiritual reflections and suggested readings.