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Graphic recording: Cultural Safety

Amplifying Indigenous Knowledge – visually

The true history of Canada’s Indigenous genocide wasn’t taught in Sam’s high school. Despite the systemic and ongoing barriers that First Nations, Inuit and Métis people experience, Indigenous people are resilient leaders and innovators. Today, Indigenous organizations are transforming education, health, research, data governance and justice systems with strengths-based approaches. Times have changed, and settler organizations are also facing the truth. How can we amplify these two paths of life-giving, decolonizing work?

Graphic recording with cultural safety 

Indigenous organizations often invite Drawing Change to do graphic recording because they it is a powerful tool for engaging communities, and sharing their knowledge. Graphic recording can bring clarity to complex conversations with its blend of storytelling, data, and visuals. To do the work well, Indigenous and non-Indigenous graphic recorders at Drawing Change use cultural safety, cultural humility, trauma-informed approaches and centre Indigenous knowledge to support organizations and rights-holders in their journey. 

Visuals that put Indigenous voices at the centre

Since we began, the team at Drawing Change has developed expertise in meeting the unique visuals needs of dozens of Indigenous, Métis and Inuit organizations, First Nations across Turtle Island, and non-Indigenous organizations who are working on decolonizing. As a white person of Italian-Scottish descent, Sam takes his responsibilities towards addressing anti-Indigenous racism to heart: Drawing Change hires Indigenous graphic recorders, has two mentorship programs, and centres Indigenous leadership in our training programs. Get in touch to work with any of the team members at Drawing Change, today. 

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