Rain Daniels is Anishinaabekwe, from the Saugeen Nation and was born in QayQayt territory. Rain has extensive experience in education and facilitation, including facilitating in SFU’s Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement since 2012, and 7 years as a Lead Facilitator, Trainer and Mentor with the Provincial Health Services Authority's Indigenous Cultural Safety San'yas Program. With a social justice lens, a Master's degree in Adult Education, and decades of facilitation experience, Rain brings multiple skills, experience and analysis, to this crucial work.
Chelsey Branch is a White settler who grew up on Kwikwetlem Peoples' territory. She has worked as an educator in various contexts, including 11 years as a facilitator with the Provincial Health Services Authority's Indigenous Cultural Safety Program and 7 years co-facilitating in SFU's Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement. Chelsey supports non-Indigenous people to recognize intergenerational and systemic benefits of colonization, specifically, White privilege. She would like to credit the many people who have supported her learning and is honoured to work with Rain.
"Loved the joint facilitation approach and the depth of knowledge
you both bring to the table".
We are all part of systems and have a responsibility to act.
We must apply a systemic lens to understand racism and colonialism.
Our work recognizes that colonization is an active and ongoing reality.
Addressing Indigenous-specific racism is non-Indigenous peoples' work.
We centre the relationship with Indigenous People and the land.
This work requires unearthing colonial patterns to address them.
Decolonization is a life-long process that requires ongoing commitment.