Laidlaw Foundation had the privilege and pleasure of having Kike Ojo-Thompson support our collective staff and board anti-oppression training. Our individual levels of awareness and competency on the issue was from ‘none’ to ‘well versed’. Regardless of where we were on the spectrum of knowing, she supported all of us, with patience and enthusiasm.
Even those of us that considered ourselves to be ‘well versed’ left the session with new knowledge and skills. As an Indigenous person, I appreciate that she consciously and skillfully uses a historic and critical lens of colonization to address anti-Indigenous oppression awareness. I confidently recommend her training sessions and workshops and look forward to more opportunities to learn about equity and anti-racism from her.
Miigwetch (thank you)