In this video, Roy Pogorzelski is a light-skinned Métis person that presents in a room with a wooden ceiling, a staircase on the right-hand side and a large metal vent on the other side. Pogorzelski has short-medium curly brown hair and a goatee that connects to the mustache. As well, he has on a yellow mustard vest with a striped black and salmon coloured polo shirt.
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with Roy Pogorzelski
Roy Pogorzelski is an executive member of the Board of Directors at the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
In this video
Pogorzelski talks about his personal experiences growing up Métis, the experiences of his family members, and how these led to his work in social and restorative justice. In addition, Pogorzelski offers ways to embark on meaningful anti-racist action.
Be an active listener, ally and co-conspirator
Read and watch BIPOC literature and documentaries
Take indigenous knowledge and reconciliation seriously
Places to visit
Batoche, Saskatchewan (Battle of Batoche, 1885 Northwest Resistance
Duck Lake, Saskatchewan (Battle of Duck Lake, 1885, Museum at Duck Lake, Mural Town)
Reconciliation Manifesto, Arthur Manuel
Indigenous Nationhood, Pamela Palmater
The Northwest is Our Mother, Jean Teillet
Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Friere
Night, Elie Wiesel
Angelas Ashes, Frank McCourt
Clearing the Plains, James Daschuck
Diversity Inc, Pamela Newkirk