Cultural Competency

Practice Point

13
Nov

Louis Riel Day is November 16 in Canada

November 2019 I AM PROUD OF MY MÉTIS HERITAGE, and I was moved to watch the flag rise in front of the people’s house. So said BC Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Carole James in 2017 as she joined other Métis and provincial government representatives in front of the British Columbia Parliament Buildings to …

7
Nov

Beyond the Binary: Two-Spirit People

Two-spirit identity is a critical and integral reconciliation and decolonization issue.

25
Oct

Culture is Not a Costume

“OUR CULTURE IS NOT A COSTUME,” said Calgarian Michelle Robinson. “We are real people with a real culture and depicting it incorrectly just adds to negative stereotypes and adds to violence we face.”

2
Oct

Indigenous Healing in Federal Corrections

Although Canada’s Criminal Code mandates that all sanctions other than imprisonment are to be considered with particular attention to the circumstances of Aboriginal offenders, the proportion of Aboriginal admissions to adult custody has been trending upwards for a decade. Many of the Elders attending to Indigenous offenders were child survivors of the residential school system.

30
Sep

Orange Shirt Day

Your schoolkids may already know it’s Orange Shirt Day today, September 30, 2019—a day to honour the memory of Indigenous children who attended Indian Residential Schools in Canada.

23
Sep

When Children Read About Residential Schools

Should children’s books on residential schools carry a trigger warning? Media Indigena host Rick Harp discusses a news item with his guests, Alberta Native Studies prof Kim TallBear  and UBC Journalism prof Candis Callison, in Episode 105 of the podcast.

25
Jun

MMIWG Brushing Off & Blanketing Ceremony This Saturday for Families and Survivors

An Uplifting Indigenous Families Association and Women Against Violence Against Women Collaboration. We will be hosting a Brushing off and Blanketing Ceremony at the newly renovated 312 Main Street ground floor. We only have 300 spots for the event so register for free today to secure your spot (register all family members). After the ceremony, …

25
Jun

IndigenEYEZ Youth Leadership Training in July

IndigenEYEZ camps provide a learning experience that brings creativity and the arts together with culture and on-the-land activities. We connect youth with the Earth and support them to find safe space to imagine, grow, and express themselves. (podcast page description) The 2019 youth camp will be held from July 14-21 just outside of Hedley in …

21
Jun

Web Documentary Spotlights Indigenous View of Canada’s Constitution

LET MILLIE POPLAR AND THE BAKER TWINS give you an Indigenous point of view on Canada’s Constitution in Supreme Law, an NFB interactive web documentary made in partnership with the Centre for Constitutional Studies and directed by two-time Emmy winner Katerina Cizek.

21
Jun

New Cultural Competency Book Hits the Shelves

BOB JOSEPH, CORPORATE TRAINER AND AUTHOR OF THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER 21 Things You May Not Know About The Indian Act, has now published Indigenous Relations: Insights, Tips & Suggestions to Make Reconciliation a Reality.

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