About Lorelei

Lorelei Higgins is a Métis Canadian Cultural Mediator, a Rotary Peace Fellow and Positive Peace Activator as well as a Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Program alumna.

She has worked on community-based projects locally and internationally with government agencies, non-government organizations and the business sector. These projects centre on peace and conflict transformation, Indigenous matters and the elevation of female voices in leadership. Lorelei has worked across the globe in communities in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.

Lorelei is the Community Lead for the City of Calgary’s Anti-Racism Program and is working to advance The City of Calgary’s commitments to anti-racism and Truth and Reconciliation. Lorelei is also a consultant with Mediators Beyond Borders International and Canadian Equality Consulting, cultivating projects that focus on Indigenous relations and enhanced diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

Lorelei has an MBA, with a specialization in leadership. She is passionate about creating bold, open spaces for building peace through cross-cultural learning and the establishment and nurturing of enduring, positive relationships.

As the reigning Mrs. Unity World Canada and Mrs. Canada Globe 2020-2023, Lorelei is leading efforts to increase female leadership in peacebuilding efforts locally and globally. She is often found adventuring around the world with her family.

Course description

Navigating Canada’s complex histories requires an understanding of our colonial history and the continued impact of colonization and assimilation on Indigenous peoples in Canada. The legacy of colonization continues to permeate our every day lives. Learning about Canada’s residential school system, the 60s Scope, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and the continued high rates of incarceration of Indigenous peoples, is important to sitting in the truth of Canada’s histories.

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, September 30, is a federal statutory day to commemoration those impacted by the residential school system. Come learn more about the truth of Canada’s complex histories and what you can do to contribute to the journey of reconciliation!

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome to the course!

    2. Accessibility Transcript - Introduction

    3. Land Acknowledgement

    4. About Lorelei

    5. Trigger Warning

    1. Accessibility Transcript - Chapter 1

    2. Chapter 1

    3. Test your knowledge on Chapter 1!

    1. Accessibility Transcript - Chapter 2

    2. Chapter 2

    3. Test your knowledge on Chapter 2!

    1. Accessibility Transcript - Chapter 3

    2. Chapter 3

    3. Test your knowledge on Chapter 3

    4. Self-Reflection

    1. Accessibility Transcript - In Conclusion and Thank You

    2. In Conclusion and Thank You

    3. More resources for you

    4. Before you go...would love your feedback!

About this course

  • 1 hour in length
  • Self-paced online course
  • Cost is $75 + tax ($78.75).
    Proceeds will be donated to Indigenous serving organizations

Supporting communities

We will donate proceeds collected from this course to the following local Indigenous serving organizations selected by Lorelei.

Canadian Roots Exchange

Metis Local 87

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Îyâxe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3 within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory. Canadian Equality Consulting honours all First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and their valuable past and present contributions to this land. From coast to coast to coast, we acknowledge the ancestral and unceded territory of all the Inuit, Métis, and First Nations people that call this nation home.