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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.
|Tues. Oct 17|
Foundations of Indigenous Worldview
A conversation about Indigenous
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Tues. May 15|
Indigenous Women in Indigenous
Professor Tracy Bear and Elder Sylvia Low Horn join
Lewis for a conversation about how Indigenous societies
function, the integral role of women, how colonization
intentionallydisempowered women and how Indigenous
women and communities are reclaiming their traditions.
Wed. Oct 17
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.
A conversation about contemporary Indigenous
women's leadership, in collaboration with
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. 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.
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.
 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.
 Cunningham, A., Baker, L., & Gorman, K. (2014). Walk Proud, Dance Proud: Footprints on a Healing Journey. Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters.