Decolonizing Consent: Land and Body

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Thomson House

3650 Mc Tavish Street

Montreal, QC H3A 1X9

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On Monday, September 23 from 6-8 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.) join the First People’s House in partnership with the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support, and Education (OSVRSE) as they welcome Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte for a workshop on Decolonizing Consent: Reclaiming Land and Body. The focus of the event will look at decolonizing trauma work and healing practices after assault, and looking at the connection that land and body have for Indigenous peoples. For more in information about Megan visit: www.megankaneratenhawiwhyte.com. For any questions about the event, please contact amber.bedard@mcgill.ca.

This space prioritizes Indigenous voices, including the QTBIPOC community. Please note that priortity for tickets will be given to Indigenous participants. Non-Indigenous participants are welcome, but are asked to be reflective of their participation and the space they hold.

Megan Kanerahtenha:wi Whyte is an artist, art educator and art therapist from the Mohawk First Nation. She completed her MA at Concordia University in Art Therapy, with a focus on addressing multigenerational trauma, identity and attachment through the creative arts. Situating her research in the Expressive Therapies Continuum and an Indigenous way of knowing, Megan continually explores how cultural identity and brain development co-exist with material interaction. Occupationally, Megan provides art therapy to First Nations children within the school system of her community, male Indigenous inmates at a medium security prison and for all backgrounds privately. Outside of her art therapy practice, Megan also explores social change through community art happenings and workshops whose intersections between healthy relations, indigenous ‘womanism’, as well as environmental, reproductive, and social justice inspire her own art-making.

Accessibility: Thomson House is located in a historical building, and access, therefore, is limited by the nature of its physical structure. The building is accessible via ramp from the terrace adjacent to the side parking lot only, and access to the upper floors involves the use of an elevator that is small and provides no autonomous operation for individuals requiring it. This event is scent-reduced to minimize risk for people with environmental sensitivities, allergies and asthma. Please refrain from wearing perfumed products both before and to the event.

Active listeners will be on site to provide support.

**We would like to acknowledge that McGill University is located on unceded lands which have traditionally served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst diverse indigenous peoples. The Kanien’kehà:ka/People of the Flint (Mohawk), who are a founding nation of the Haudenosaunee/People of the Longhouse (Iroquois) Confederacy, are recognized as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters.**

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3650 Mc Tavish Street

Montreal, QC H3A 1X9

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