Allyship: From Confusion to Becoming
Allyship is greatly valued and a huge step towards challenging oppression. Allyship with Indigenous Peoples’ requires an unwavering commitment to learning, unlearning, and challenging change. It means building and fostering respectful relationships, that includes a process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability.This micro-credential will examine common interpretations of the word “ally” and the work of “allyship” including the role of allyship from an Indigenous lens, why allies are needed, how an ally can overstep, and what qualifies someone as an ally.
- Define ally and allyship.
- Identify the critical strengths and limitations of allyship.
- Develop a clear intent for personal allyship work.