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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Tues. Nov 28
Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women: 
Inquiry and Action
In collaboration with Indigenous women,
a conversation about the MMIW
inquiry and action.
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Tues. Dec 19
Treaty Relations: First Nations
A conversation about First Nations perspectives
on treaty making and moving foward as
"Treaty People".
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Tues. Jan 16
Building Relations with Indigenous
A conversation about protocols,
talking circles, and overcoming
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Tues. Feb 20

Treaty Relations: Legal Issues

An conversation about legal issues
related to treaty relations.
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Tues. Mar 20
Reconciliation & Allyship in 
Contemporary Indigenous Struggles
A conversation about how shelters
can promote anti-racism, support land
claims, mitigate harm from resource
development, etc.
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Tues. Apr 17
Indigenous Women in Indigenous 
An conversation about Indigenous
women in Indigenous societies, in
collaboration with Indigenous women.
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Tues. May 15
Rise of Comtemporary Indigenous 
Women's Leadership
A conversation about Indigenous
Women's Leadership, in collaboration
with Indigenouswomen. 
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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.