Reigniting Our Identity


The Reigniting Our Identity workshop begins by talking about Historical Trauma - past events that still effect us today such as:

  • First European Contact

  • The Royal Proclamation

  • The Gradual Civilization Act

  • The British North America Act

  • The Indian Act

  • The Creation of Indian Residential Schools (IRS)

  • IRS Effects & Impacts

  • Indigenous Peoples in the Military

The second part of this workshop discusses "Indigenous Movements" - recent past and current events such as:

  • Indigenous Peoples Right to Vote

  • The 60's Scoop

  • The Federal "White Paper"

  • The Establishment of Indigenous Rights Organizations

  • The Justice Inquiry, Meech Lake Accord, and the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples

  • The IRS Apology

  • The Truth & Reconciliation Commission

  • The Idle No More Movement

  • The 94 Calls to Action

  • The MMIWG Movement

  • The last part of this second section is dedicated to learning all about TRAUMA - what it is and how traumatic events effect us physically, emotionally and spiritually.

The third part of this workshop is about "Land Based Living - Traditions, Culture & Community" - Indigenous life prior to European contact

  • Creation stories

  • Story telling

  • Beliefs & Values

  • Family  - Tipi Teachings, Star Blanket Teaching

  • Traditional Relationships

  • Two Spirit Peoples

  • Rites of Passage

The fourth and final part of this workshop talks about "Reconciliation & Moving Forward"

  • The meaning of "reconciliation"

  • Intergenerational Trauma

  • Stages of Change

  • Reigniting Blood Memory

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