Restorying Colonialism: Restorying Narratives, roles and identities
Are you ready to start decolonizing how you walk in this world?
Restorying Colonialism will dive into the social and personal frameworks that we all live within to explore how we can begin to see things differently and be in better relations. Restorying Colonialism explores our individual roles within systems, how we may be uplifting harmful narratives, asking how can we apply critical analysis and
rewrite our identities through reclamation, accountability and meaning making.
Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Sḵwx̱ wú7mesh, is a decolonial creative & strategist catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives & impacts. She works within the intersection of class, culture and creativity, focusing on social change through communications and design. As the founder and CEO of Nahanee Creative, she has worked in Indigenous-specific communications design for over 25 years to influence opinions, change behaviours and mobilize community action. She now applies those skills and experiences to decolonization, indigenization and anti-racism.
Ta7talíya designs and hosts facilitated decolonial workshops that answer the question “what now?” in this era of truth & reconciliation. Her approach earned her the 2019 City of Vancouver Award of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. She is a 2020 Dialogue Associate with the Simon Fraser University Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. In 2018, she earned a Master of Arts in Communication from Simon Fraser University where she focused on Indigenous Critical Theory & Decolonization.