Just a draft, next time I'll try to eliminate glasses glare in the video!
Thanks for sharing Donna.
I really liked how you were able to talk about when your ancestors came to Canada. I will use that when I redo my own introduction.
I found it useful when you shared the strengths and challenges of a multi-cultural upbringing.
The glare on your glasses was not that distracting. As a physicist I was more intrigued than annoyed. Do you have low glare glasses? Do you think that just moving a lamp will help? It is definitely something I will play closer attention to on my own videos.
Thank you for both the feedback - both the appreciative and generative comments :-). I'm glad you will be able to use some of the same approaches to sharing your own cultural background.
I often change up my own acknowledgement cultural introduction depending on place and situational contexts, and also as I learn more about what protocols are important to the Indigenous people there and how to be in good relationship with self and others.
I was concerned about the glare too, but couldn't get rid of it without removing my glasses... which I needed to look at my notes for my new changed up script! I'm definitely going to get low glare glasses when I renew this summer. I had no lights on at all while recording. I think the glare was an interaction with my dual computer screens.
I was inspired by this to reach out to one of our elders-in-residence at CapU to talk more about visitor protocol. We are going to chat soon. I'd like to know more about what it means to be a visitor (in this case) in Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish lands, and what are important protocols I should be following. One thing I learned recently was that the direction of a talking circle (clockwise vs. counterclockwise) is different in different places.
Thanks for the feedback. It was due to engaging in this microcourse that I too have begun to develop a better understanding of the meaning of guest/visitor protocols. The Beyond territorial acknowledgements article in our course resources opened some doors of perception for me!
In a bit of synchronicity, I also recently learned about different talking circle directional protocols. In my case, it was a result of experiential learning in a couple of workshops at the recent Learning at Intercultural Intersections conference. In both workshops, I happened to be sitting right next to the facilitators in the circle. Luckily for me, as I tend to be a bit shy, the Day 1 workshop followed clockwise Kainaiwa protocol so I had time to get acquainted with the other conference participants and flow before going first in the Day 5 workshop activities, which followed the counterclockwise Nuxalk protocol. For future, I'll know to arrive early to choose a seat accordingly!!