The Indigenous Peoples Certificate in Indigegogy is designed for people who wish to develop their ability and capacity for bringing their own Indigenous ways of knowing and learning to their work and life. It will provide an opportunity for Indigenous people to learn together in a culturally-based manner to build capacity and participate in training in an experiential manner using Indigegogy practices. Participants will build their capacity to apply their new knowledge into community specific and culturally relevant contexts within their specific Indigenous territories, traditions, languages, cultures and workplace.
The Decolonizing Education Certificate is for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who want to develop their capacity to understand Indigenous perspectives in the history of colonization to contemporary realities in Canada.
This certificate has been developed to build capacity among educators and anyone interested in responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's (TRC) calls for action in a meaningful way.
Understanding trauma from a decolonial lens is essential for practitioners working with Indigenous people. Decolonization means understanding the historical and present structural violence that is at the root of trauma in Indigenous communities. This certificate was developed with the desire to give practitioners and helpers the knowledge and skills to decolonize their practice while also offering wholistic healing practices.
This workshop series is created to support skill, knowledge and tool development for Indigenous researchers (students, teachers and community practitioners) and allied settlers conducting research in Indigenous contexts and in alignment with the recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Are you considering doing program evaluation, needs identification, or inquiring into a topic of interest in Indigenous contexts or within Indigenous communities? Do you wish you could learn more about Indigenous research? These sessions will offer researchers, community workers and educators invaluable information to inform research projects. They offer lived experience, rich dialogue and a safe space to explore and learn together and as a result you will become a more ethical and conscious re-searcher.
In this workshop series, participants will explore some of the following questions:
Participants will learn about research done by Indigenous peoples and will have the opportunity to bring their learning needs into the workshops. This series will generate collaborative learning using mixed methods approaches of circle work, ceremony, instruction, dialogue and sharing of research projects.
There are three workshops in this series:
The following workshops are centred in Indigenous knowledge and are created with Indigenous wholistic practitioners in mind. The workshop facilitators have been invited because of the gifts, skills and knowledge they carry. Participants will have opportunities to continue to nurture their practice spiritually, emotionally, mentally and physically. These workshop are experiential and full of spirit. We encourage you to register soon as spaces are limited.
The Wholistic Healing Professional Development workshops are for Indigenous helpers who want to:
The Centre for Indigegogy will tailor workshops upon request. We have experienced and knowledgeable Indigenous instructors who are willing to work with you to develop trainings specific to your needs.
We work with groups wanting to have a collective learning experience steeped in Indigegogy (i.e. community organizations, faculties, board of directors, government officials, health care services, business executives, educators).
Indigenous-centered wholistic professional development includes (but is not limited to):
For those close to Kitchener, we offer our Circle Room for trainings for a small fee. We try to limit our trainings to groups of 20 people.
Our workshop fees are $5,000/day, plus travel for our facilitators. Contact Giselle Dias, our program coordinator, for more information.
Raven Morand, Administrative Assistant
Giselle Dias, MSW, Program Coordinator
Office Location: 120 Duke St., Kitchener
Kathy Absolon, MSW, PhD, Director of Centre for Indigegogy
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