Beyond Land Acknowledgments: Creating Meaningful, Inclusive Communications

As communicators, we have influence, privilege and access to a large audience. 

We also have a responsibility to be consciously inclusive of all cultures and nationalities. 

CPRS Edmonton and CPRS Calgary are proud to co-host a lunchtime workshop with Indigenous communications consultant Shani Gwin, founder of pipikwan pêhtâkwan, an Indigenous owned and operated company focused on elevating Indigenous voices and their stories. Shani will share about how unconscious bias can influence the words and photos we use, and the stories we choose to tell, and how our work as communicators can help positively move truth and reconciliation forward. 

Shani often teaches day-long workshops, but she has condensed some of her key learnings and a case study into an hour-long session specifically geared for communicators. This is one PD session you won’t want to miss! 

Please join us from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 for this virtual event. 

Shani is a sixth generation Métis. She’s a member of the Cunningham and Ferguson clans and a descendant of the Michel First Nation.

Shani has over 12 years of professional communications experience working for government, private and not-for-profit organizations. She has led communications on high profile initiatives, issues and media events including: the Protect Our Elders campaign during COVID-19, the grand opening of Fort Edmonton Park’s Indigenous Peoples Experience, Secret Path Live for the Downie Wenjack Fund, and several infrastructure projects and initiatives for Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation.

You will receive a confirmation email when you register, and a separate follow-up email with the Zoom event link. 

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