Indigenous Cultural Safety for Family Support Agencies: May 2023
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Wednesday, May 03, 2023 - Wednesday, May 03, 2023
9 AM - 4:30 PM
Virtual via Zoom
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This workshop will provide a deep understanding of the origins, definition, foundational concepts, and current relevant applications of Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) which in turn can assist an organization to increase its capacity to incorporate ICS practices for working with partners, Indigenous partners and clients specifically and among staff.
Participants will be lead through interactive whole group and small group discussions and introspective exercises this workshop builds on foundational concepts of ICS such as Relational Practice, Understanding and addressing oppressive systems, so that participants together merge what is meaningful to an individual’s service provision practice and what might be relevant to their unique organizational settings. This can assist in an organization's commitment to address issues such as systemic racism and increase its Cultural Safety capacity including working toward reconciliation as outlined by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) on Indian Residential Schools.
About the Facilitator
Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Ojibway Indigenous heritage and a long time resident on Vancouver Island. He is a well experienced consultant and trainer in the fields of transforming conflict, anti-racism, dismantling oppression, cultural safety and trauma healing as well as an Indigenous Cultural Safety educator for the Regional Health Authority on Vancouver Island. He is often contracted to consult and advise organizations, companies and government agencies and invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally on issues pertaining to his work. Harley looks to Indigenous life ways to guide his work.
Please note that this training is not guaranteed to run. We need a minimum number of people enrolled in order for it to run.