Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast

Season 5 Teaser: Conversations About Decolonization

November 22, 2021 Gillian McCormick, Susannah Steers Season 5
Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast
Season 5 Teaser: Conversations About Decolonization
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Season 5 of the Small Conversations for a Better World Podcast is coming up in January 2022! This season, we're doing something a little different. We're dedicating this entire season to conversations about decolonization.  And we want you to join us!

Here's the plan:

Hosts Gillian McCormick and Susannah Steers are currently completing the Indigenous Canada course, created by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Native Studies. Indigenous Canada is a twelve-week long MOOC (massive online open course), available free through  As we proceed through the course, we'll be talking about what we're learning, how it might be different from Canadian history & social studies we learned in school, and how what we're learning might relate to things we see in the current environment. We invite you to register for the course and participate with us!

During each episode, we'll talk about what we've learned in two weeks of the course.  We'll embark on some wide ranging conversations from the perspective of two settler women who have a lot to learn. We want to know better, so we can do better. 

Here's how to join us: 

  1. Sign up now for the FREE Indigenous Canada course at Start working your way through the course, at your own speed. If you have thoughts and questions, send them our way at - or connect with us on social media.  
  2. Join us Friday, January 7th, 2022 for Season 5,  Episode 1, when we'll get started discussing the first two weeks of the Indigenous Canada course. If you'd prefer just to listen in, without taking the course - we welcome your ears!  
  3. Join us every second Friday after that  for more about what we're learning in  the course each week, and for conversations with knowledgeable indigenous voices on topics of history, culture, health, and reconciliation. 

The Small Conversations for a Better World podcast is created inside the ancestral, traditional, asserted, and unceded territory of the Coast Salish nations, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish),  and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh).   

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Indigenous Canada on Coursera

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