Strategizing Decolonization Seminar Series

The Purple Thistle Institute is starting up again! We will hold our first 6-week seminar series on the topic of Strategizing Decolonization. This is a series of more in-depth conversations, workshops, and discussions on how to make decolonization happen! The Strategizing Decolonization series is in solidarity with the Idle No More movement and the long history of indigenous resistance by all colonized people.

By Registration only

Registration begins Jan 26th – space is limited

Seminars will be from 3:00 – 5:00 pm every Sunday from February 3rd to March 17th.

Seminar facilitators are:

February 3rd: Dory Nason – Indigenous Feminism

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February 10th: Khelsilem Rivers

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February 17th: Harsha Walia – practical Q&A about concrete organizing strategies for indigenous solidarity work

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February 24th: Week off in solidarity with Idle No More Conference

March 3rd: Cease Wyss

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March 10th: Glen Coulthard

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March 17th: TBA

* Purple Thistle is located: 260-975 Vernon Dr.*

On physical accessibility in to the centre:


1. there are 16 stairs that are 38 inches in width, with a railing

2. we have no elevator

Please do contact us because we have carried folks up the stairs many times and remain open to more ideas on how to combat these challenges.

3. There is one gender inclusive washroom at the space.