Editing Indigenous Content: The Importance of Cultural Sensitivity & Respect

Join Editors Toronto on Tuesday, February 22, at 8:00 pm EST via Zoom for “Editing Indigenous Content: The Importance of Cultural Sensitivity & Respect.” Before the program, we will have a short Editors Toronto business meeting to share what our branch has been up to in the last three months. 

As editors, within every project, we have a responsibility to help create work that is accurate, respectful, and inclusive. The systemic marginalization and typification of Indigenous Peoples and their cultures have led to harmful misconceptions, stereotyping, and racism in Canadian society. In this month’s program, Kaitlin Littlechild, an Indigenous freelance editor and writer, will focus on how we, as editors, can help to prevent the continuation of harmful discourse through the provision of culturally sensitive editing that represents Indigenous voices and culture.

About the speaker:

Portrait of Kaitlin Littlechild

Kaitlin Littlechild, as an Indigenous editor, provides culturally sensitive fiction and non-fiction editing for Indigenous authors and non-Indigenous authors writing about Indigenous Peoples. She possesses an understanding of the need to accurately reflect Indigenous voices in a way that is truthful and respectful. She approaches these works with the appropriate lenses of cultural sensitivity and cultural knowledge, and with an understanding of the unique narrative style. By engaging with Indigenous writers and working collaboratively, Kaitlin ensures that the final product respects Indigenous cultural protocols and values.

Kaitlin Littlechild is a member of Sweetgrass First Nation in Saskatchewan and currently resides in Oromocto, New Brunswick.

Schedule:

8:00 pm — Zoom meeting opens

8:05 pm — Land acknowledgement and business meeting 

8:20 pm — Kaitlin Littlechild

9:05 pm — Q&A

9:20 pm — Closing remarks 

Want to join us?

To reserve your spot, please select this link

Ticket holders will also receive a copy of the recording, for their intended use only, after the program.

Editors Canada members are entitled to free entry. Find a promo code in your email or contact us at [email protected]

Non-member admission is $7.

Thank you for your interest! We look forward to seeing you there.

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