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More Workshops on the Municipal Role in Reconciliation Now Available

July 28, 2021

Earlier this month, AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta announced two virtual workshops on Canada’s History and the Municipal Role in Reconciliation. Those workshops sold out in just a few days, so we are now pleased to offer four additional workshops in August and September.

The workshops will explore how past government policies have defined today’s relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples and will provide municipal leaders with a deeper understanding of:

  • Canada’s history of government policies and the effect on First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people.
  • The learnings from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and the 94 Calls to Action.
  • Indigenous intersectionality and guidance on terminology.
  • Common myths and how unconscious bias continues to contribute to misconceptions, prejudices and stereotyping of Indigenous peoples.
  • Practical steps for municipal governments to advance reconciliation and create inclusive workspaces.

Who should attend?

This session is open to municipal elected officials and senior municipal administrators who want to understand how government policies have impacted Indigenous peoples and how to support reconciliation in their community.

About the facilitator

Roy Pogorzelski is Métis from Saskatchewan, and his family comes from the communities of Green Lake, Meadow Lake and Batoche in the north. Roy is a former inclusion consultant for the City of Lethbridge and was the co-chair of the community led reconciliation sub-committee resulting in the City of Lethbridge’s 10-year Reconciliation Implementation Plan. As the President of RWP Consulting, Roy delivers training to organizations across Canada on issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion. He has served on boards such as the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and Alberta’s Anti-Racism Advisory Council and is a sessional instructor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge.


Registrants can choose from one of the following dates:

  • August 18, 2021 – 1:30 - 4 p.m. SOLD OUT
  • August 23, 2021 – 1:30 - 4 p.m. SOLD OUT
  • September 13, 2021 – 1:30 - 4 p.m.
  • September 27, 2021 – 1:30 - 4 p.m.


$25 plus GST

How to Register

Registration is limited to 25 people per session so register today. If you have questions about this session, please email