Cultural Competency

Practice Point

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.

20
Jun

The Truth Sharing Podcasts Gives Voice to Loss and Healing

The Truth Sharing Podcasts is a project inspired by the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, that gives life to the truth and creates a living legacy of commemoration. This series of podcasts visited five Canadian communities to seek out and give voice to those who have experienced loss, examine the ways in which those affected are trying to heal, and shine a light on those trying to bring about positive change.

30
Aug

Young Indigenous People are the Skilled Labour in Canada’s Future

“There is a real opportunity to look within our own country,” said Aaron Sam Sumexheltza, chief of the Lower Nicola Indian Band. “And I’m hopeful that industry, business and government will see First Nations young people – the fastest-growing demographic – and invest in them. Because I believe when First Nations people prosper, everyone else will prosper.”

23
Aug

Feature Film in Haida Language Screening at VIFF

EDGE OF THE KNIFE (Sǥaawaay Ḵ’uuna), the first feature film in the Haida language, will make its Western Canadian Premiere at VIFF 2018, which runs from September 27 to October 12, 2018.

16
Aug

Your Powwow Guide

August 16, 2018 UNTIL 1951, POWWOWS WERE BANNED BY THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT under the Indian Act, but then the tradition, with origins on the western plains, spread to the East Coast. Now, many First Nations hold powwows, and they’re open to everyone. Each is as different as the dances and drumming, but here is some help following the action. …

1
Aug

Online Guide to Effective Communication with Indigenous Clients

“What sets this guide apart from other instructional materials about working with Indigenous clients is that we address the problem from a linguistic point of view, from a client point of view, and from an Indigenous point of view.”

6
Jul

Online Indigenous Style Guide for Journalists

Read the Style Guide for Reporting on Indigenous People | Journalists for Human Rights | Indigenous Reporters Program

1
Jul

A Look at BC’s Treaty Process

UVIC Prof and Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council President Dr. Judith Sayers takes a look at why many First Nations in BC are not involved in the modern treaty process.

1
May

Meet the First Inuk Heart Surgeon in Canada

CBC News Ottawa | Her career has only just started, but Dr. Donna May Kimmaliardjuk is already making history, as Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon.

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