Decolonizing Engagement

Respectful engagement must be ‘decolonized’. Decolonization is an ongoing and refers to Indigenous peoples self-determination over their land/cultures. In sustainability contexts, the values and interests of rights holders must not be superceded by other stakeholders (i.e., inherent rights have existed before Canada was created and before the Canadian state could “grant rights”).

Please see the video below by Dr Derek Kornelsen on decolonizing engagement to better understand the significance of these themes.

Dr. Derek Kornelsen discusses Decolonizing Community Engagement



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