Decolonize YYT


In partnership with Memorial University, First Voice is proud to be hosting the Decolonize YYT: Pathways to Reconciliation virtual policy conference on November 5-6, 2020. Bringing together researchers, anti-racism practitioners, members of the urban Indigenous community, and representatives from all levels of government, the two-day virtual event will explore opportunities for advancing truth and reconciliation in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. The proceedings of the conference will directly inform the development of First Voice’s forthcoming Community Action Plan.

Conference Sessions

Decolonize YYT will consist of the following components:

  • A series of public talks by Indigenous leaders and thinkers from Newfoundland and Labrador and across Canada, made available via livestream on First Voice’s social media channels (@FirstVoiceNL). Registration is not required to view or participate in the public talks.

  • Four Policy in Focus sessions, a series of facilitated discussions among key stakeholders focused on each of First Voice’s major priority areas. These priority areas include (1) Education, Training, and Employment; (2) Health and Wellness; (3) Housing and Homelessness; and (4) Infrastructure and Service Delivery. Space is limited and advance registration is required to participate in the Policy in Focus sessions.

A more detailed conference agenda is available here.

How to Join

Decolonize YYT‘s public sessions will be available via livestream at the following locations:

More Information

For more information, or to register to participate in one or more Policy in Focus sessions, please contact Stacey Howse via email at [email protected].