First Nations Historical Impacts

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Name: First Nations Historical Impacts
Date: September 17, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM PDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

September 17 & 24, October 1, 15 & 22
It is required that participants of this transformational series attend all five sessions in their entirety. Each session builds on the one before. Each session contains unique and critical components to the training series. Since this series runs several times per year, please choose to register for this session ONLY IF you can attend all five sessions.

All sessions run from 1:00-4:00pm and are held at 7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack (Stó:lō Nation)

Cultural Teachings
September 17, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Facilitated by Dr. Gwen Point
In this session, some of the traditional ways of living for the First Nation people of this territory are shared. You will be given a snapshot of the roles and responsibilities in life, within the Sto:lo family systems, and in communities – prior to and after European contact.

Historical Impacts

September 24, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Facilitated by Kelowa Edel
This session will explore why, as Indigenous peoples of Canada, we are where we are today, in terms of the negative statistics regarding social and health related determinants.  Many people are aware of the direct results of the residential school era, yet most are unaware of the hundred or more years prior to 1863 resulting from European contact. This session will be enable the participant to trace all the compounding elements of our historical past. 

Understanding Trauma

October 1, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm 
Facilitated by Dr. Allyson Cushing
Those providing services to First Nations clientele have a responsibility to understand the impacts of trauma beginning with the profound effects of colonization. The experience of trauma is so prevalent among the First Nation population in Canada that service providers can safely assume that a significant percentage of their First Nation clientele have survived a trauma. Working without a basic knowledge of trauma, can leave survivors feeling misunderstood and unsupported which perpetuates a damaging cycle that prevents healing and growth. This seminar will provide a basic knowledge of trauma and briefly explore trauma-informed language and practices.

Exploring the Significance of Attachment
October 15, 2018 | 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Facilitated by Dr. Allyson Cushing
Despite its considerable public health importance, childhood attachment is seriously under-represented in health and social services training. Children are, by definition, dependent, and their dependency means that the nature of their family relationships profoundly influences their experiences in later in life. This seminar will provide a basic understanding of early childhood attachment and long-term impacts on health and wellness.

Cultural Protocols and Opening Doors
October 22, 2018 | 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Facilitated by Samantha Kaji
How do we walk into a new era of friendship and understanding? “Don’t Step on the Cedar” is a highly informative presentation created and delivered by long-time Sto:lo Service Agency employee Sam Kaji, and is a collection of practical information on things you need to know as you move forward building relationships with the People of the River.  Session 5 also includes a tour of the Sto:lo property, an invitation to attend upcoming events, and your graduation ceremony.

Event Media:
7201 Vedder Road, Chilliwack 
Stó:lō Nation Government House (building 8B)
Date/Time Information:
September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22

All 5 sessions will be from 1 to 4pm


Contact Information:
Sara Dzaman
Members - $250.00
Non - Members - $300.00
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