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Workshops on Canada’s History and the Municipal Role in Reconciliation

July 6, 2021

Do you want to expand your understanding of the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada? Are you looking for guidance on how your municipality can support reconciliation?

Either way, you are in luck!

The AUMA and the Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) are co-hosting two virtual workshops that will explore how past government policies have defined today’s relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. These workshops will provide municipal leaders with a deeper understanding of:

  • Canada’s history of government policies and their effects 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 designed for municipal elected officials and senior municipal administrators who want to understand how government policies have affected Indigenous peoples and how to support reconciliation in their communities.

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 that developed 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 he is a sessional instructor of Indigenous Studies at the University of Lethbridge.


Registrants can choose from one of two dates:

  • July 23, 2021 – 1:30-4 p.m.
  • July 26, 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