Aslam Bulbulia is a South-African-Indian newcomer to the territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ / sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.
Aslam has a background in political science, philosophy and planning, and a grounding in Islamic traditional knowledge. As a graduate of the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate (view his video here) who has worked in public engagement contexts in Johannesburg and Vancouver, he feels strongly that the path towards decolonization begins with dialogue. The challenge of the contemporary practitioner lies in creating spaces that allow for different communities to enter into dialogue with an awareness of our multiple pasts and systemic power inequities.
Aslam is an advisor for the Dialogue and Engagement Certificate program.