Allying With Indigenous Peoples Cultural Solutions

Update December 2018

Please attend the ALIGN Indigenous Advisory committee meeting on January 17, 2019 at  the ALIGN head office Edmonton 10:00 am – 3:00 pm to discuss  the ALIGN’s potential involvement in developing an  Indigenous Cultural Knowing Framework for agencies. Please feel free to  invite a colleague you feel should be in attendance of this important meeting. We hope to see you on January 17 in person. If you are unable to attend in person we would still like o hear from you. We can organize a Skype video call. Please let us know if you will require this option. RSVP to katiew@alignab.ca or by excepting your calendar invite. Lunch will be provided

Children’s Services’s Indigenous Cultural Knowing Framework (ICUF)
ALIGN Allying With Indigenous Peoples Cultural Solutions Training Evaluation Report

Check Related Training Events for Current Availability

Videos
Indigenous Protocol Process Video’s
Presentation Video’s from The Indigenous Thought Leaders Series

Update Sept  2018

Executive Summary Report Allying With Indigenous Peoples: The Practice Of Omanitew AASCF/ACCFCR 2013
In early 2012, the Alberta Association of Services for Children and Families (AASCF) created an Advisory Group to discuss the training needs of human service workers who work with
Indigenous children and families. Based on recommendations from the Advisory Group, it was decided to pilot a four-day experiential learning opportunity, a modified version of the five-day
University of Calgary Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) course entitled “Social Work with Indigenous Peoples”. Twenty-two individuals from a variety of agencies across the province
participated in the experiential learning opportunity from October 30 – November 2, 2012…

Evaluation Report Allying With Indigenous Peoples: The Practice Of Omanitew AASCF/ACCFCR 2013
In October 2012, the AASCF sponsored 22 human service workers on a pilot test basis, with a
commitment to follow-up with them to determine what difference the experience had made. What, if anything, were they doing differently in their work with children and families as a result
of their four-day experience? What impact did it have? And what was it about the experience that was making a difference? My role would be to help explore the answers to these questions. When I first asked the question, “what difference did the training make”, it was possible of course that it had made no difference whatsoever. I was open to listening to their stories. What words did they use to describe the experience? Their words ranged from reaffirming, empowering, intense, profound, and transformational. Participants were clear that the experience had made a difference. Change happened at different levels and in different ways, but change happened…

Also See
Indigenous Thought Leader Series
Indigenous Advisory Group

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