Webinar Series: Conversations with Lewis


View the Conversations with Lewis schedule below and register for upcoming webinars, led by Lewis Cardinal. You can also find recordings of previous webinars in the schedule below.


DateWebinar TitleLinks
Tues. Oct 17

Foundations of Indigenous Worldview

A conversation about Indigenous

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Thurs. Nov 30
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women: 
Inquiry and Action
A conversation about the MMIW inquiry and
action with Elder Tina Fox and Stephanie Harpe.

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Tues. Dec 19
Treaty Relations: First Nations
Perspectives, We Are All Treaty People
A conversation about First Nations perspectives 
on treaty making, what it means to 'be in treaty', and
how undersanding treaty relationships affect our 
relations with Indigenous individuals and communities. 

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Tues. Feb 20

Building Relations Part 1: Lessons From Lewis

Lewis Cardinal has been building bridges between
Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities in different
capacities throughout his life. Join Lewis as he shares
some of the lessons he has learned (some the hard way),
explores the core communication principles, and answers
your questions about practical steps to take to build stronger
bonds between communities, organizations and individuals.

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Tues. May 15
Indigenous Women in Indigenous Societies
Professor Tracy Bear joinsLewis for a conversation
about how Indigenous societies function, the integral role
of women, how colonizationintentionallydisempowered
women and how Indigenouswomen and communities
are reclaiming their traditions.

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Wed. Nov. 14

Building Relations Part 2: Stories From Community

Karen MacKenzie from the Edmonton Police Commission
and Elder Betty Letendre will join Lewis for a conversation
about how non-Indigenous organizations are working to build
more positive relationships with Indigenous organizations
and the Indigenous communities they serve. 

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Wed. Nov 28
Comtemporary Indigenous Women's Leadership
Elder Ruth ScalpLock, Dr. Cora Voyageur and 
Stephanie Harpe will join Lewis for the final conversation
in our series all about Indigenous women's leadership.
Contemporary history, modern movements and how
shelters can support future Indigenous women leaders.

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Fri. Aug. 2, 2019
Circle Process
A bonus webinar featuring Dr Maggie Hodgson, Sharon
Steinhauer and Mary McDermott sharing their experinces
both using and teaching Circle Proces.


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Project Background

This training webinar series will incorporate an Indigenous lens, with a specific emphasis on Indigenous women (who make up more than half of the provincial women’s shelter population) who are disproportionately affected by sexual victimization, domestic violence, inequalities, discrimination and poverty[1].  Additionally, training will provide education about the history and impact of intergenerational trauma (the collective spiritual, emotional, and psychological wounding over the lifespan and across generations) on Indigenous peoples in order to support family healing[2].


Project Purpose

Support members to:

·       Increase the awareness of Indigenous history, knowledge, and cultural traditions among shelter staff and volunteers at all levels; and

·       Increase the level and quality of relationships with Indigenous women, their families, and communities.



[1] Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters. (2015). Supporting the Health of Victims of Domestic Violence and Child Abuse through Community Programs. Public Health Agency of Canada.

[2] Cunningham, A., Baker, L., & Gorman, K. (2014). Walk Proud, Dance Proud: Footprints on a Healing Journey. Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.