Cultural Safety and Addressing Systemic Racism with Harley Eagle, in partnership with UBC Learning Circle

Event Date & Time

  • September 18, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

We welcome Harley Eagle to the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health, presenting from the UBC Centre for Teaching, Learning, and Technology, and live streaming through the UBC Learning Circle for a conversation on cultural safety and addressing systemic racism.

Indigenous people experience racism in health and educational settings. This webinar will focus on why understanding the dynamics of Indigenous specific racism is essential to ensuring Cultural Safety. Providing culturally safe settings for Indigenous clients, students and communities is not only about how health care providers and staff behave in such settings, it is also about the dynamics that contribute to unsafe settings. Some of these dynamics have become normalized because of long standing processes like colonization and resulting inherent systemic belief systems.

This webinar will explore:

  • what systemic racism is
  • how colonization contributes to systemic racism
  • how systemic racism and other oppressive systemic beliefs contribute to culturally unsafe settings
  • steps health care providers and educational institutions can take to create and sustain cultural safety


Harley will invite questions and comments to further the dialogue and deepen understanding on this issue.

About the Facilitator: Harley Eagle, MA, is Dakota and Ojibway, and a member of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. He looks to Indigenous life ways to guide his work. His experience includes training and consultation in the fields of transforming conflict, anti-racism, dismantling oppression, cultural safety and trauma healing. He is often invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally. Harley holds a Masters of Arts in Conflict Analysis and Management and currently resides on Vancouver Island.

Please note: To attend this event in-person, click the green “Register Now” button at the top of this page and fill out the form. If you would like to attend by Webinar, please register through UBC Learning Circle here: