Module 1 – Foundations of Indigenous Worldview
This module will explore some key tenets of Indigenous worldviews, how they shape cultural, political and social practices of Indigenous societies, and how understanding our own and others’ worldviews is essential to building trusting, productive relationships.
Module 3 – Treaty Relations: Spirit, Intent, and First Nations Perspectives
This module will explore how treaties form the legal and moral basis for the existence of the country of Canada, how Canada has not lived up to Treaty agreements, and what that means for Canada as a Treaty Nation and us as Treaty People.
Module 5 – Indigenous Women in Indigenous Societies
This module will explore concepts of the pre- and post- contact roles of Indigenous women, girls, and 2SLGBQQTIA as leaders, healers, providers, protectors, teachers. We will look at how colonization has impacted their traditional influence and ways Indigenous women may reconnect to their power and place.
Module 7 – Contemporary Indigenous Women’s Leadership
This module explores how Indigenous women are carrying on their traditional roles as leaders in many ways. As formal elected officials and informal community leaders, grassroots activists and legal campaigners, as mothers seeking justice, artists, and so much more, Indigenous women continue to reclaim, reimagine and revitalize their communities.
Module 2 – Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women: Inquiry and Action
This module will provide Indigenous perspectives into the personal experiences and community impacts of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. We explore the root causes leading to increased levels of victimization experienced by Indigenous women and girls and the ways it can be addressed.
Module 4 – Building Relationships Part 1: Lessons from Lewis
This module will introduce the foundational role of relationships in Indigenous worldview, how they are conceptualized, and Indigenous methodology, both formal and informal, for building relationships. You will gain strategies and principles for building respectful relationships with Indigenous organizations and communities.
Module 6 – Building Relationships Part 2: Stories from Community
This module explores the wide variety of relationships we each have. How culture, worldview, and personal experiences form our ideas about relationships. And how understanding ourselves and our place in the world provides a solid foundation for building relationships with others.
Module 8 – Circle Process
This module serves as a support to help you understand Circle Process and become more comfortable using Circles within your shelter.