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Indigenous Cultural Awareness Dialogue with Michael Etherington

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130 Spadina Ave

130 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, ON M5V 1X9

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This half day workshop is rooted within Indigenous Cultural Competency Training which is designed to develop the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively influence cross-cultural engagement and communications with Indigenous Peoples. The workshop aims to establish a more accurate insightful way of thinking regarding the growing gap between urban and remote representation of Indigenous communities and the status of relationships between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous within Canada. The focus is to address the confusing language of politicians and policy makers within Reconciliation dialogues to distill down to meaningful action at community based level through transformational change principles.

The intent is to challenge status-quo, increase effective communications, build sustainable relationships, and promote systems based thinking concerning the narrative of reconciliation. This will be an entry point to collaborate and work together in building seeds of change. The strategic planning process will establish the pathways of Reconciliation and further increase self-awareness by elevating the advocacy of support beyond a negative way people may frame to one rooted within respect and recognition.

Outline
· Self-Reflective Pathway for Cross Cultural Dialogue – Who am I? Who are You? Who are We?
· Awareness 101 : Terminology, TRC Call to Action 57 and 92, United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
· Assimilation Policy (Indian Act, Reserve System, Residential Schools, Sixties Scoop)
· Treaty and Indigenous Rights (Historical, Number Treaty 1-11, Comprehensive Land Claim, Specific Claim, Ceded and Unceded Lands, Indigenous Title, Inherent Right)
· Reconciliation Framework for Personal and Professional Development
· Restorative - Retributive Pathway
· Strategic Planning Tools and Exercise


Workshop Facilitator - Michael Etherington
Michael Etherington is an Indigenous Relations Consultant with career highlights that include: TEDx Talk speaker, appearing in The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC, CTV, TVO and Maori TV. His work focuses on the promotion of reconciliation on national and international stages. Influenced by his northern upbringing, Michael has always stayed connected to community, spending much of his personal time volunteering through Passages Canada as a speaker to schools, colleges, and universities. This, along with his prior experience as Cultural Program Manager of the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, and trainer for the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, have garnered Michael the personal and professional recognition as a valued speaker.

With family roots and heritage from James Bay, ON, Etherington is a proud representative of his background as an Omushkego-Cree. Michael attributes his speaking messages to experiences growing up both on-reserve and off-reserve. Having developed a unique perspective by being able to see conditions in both remote communities and urban spaces, Michael is able to share insight of the barriers, misconceptions, and assumptions within communities that can perpetuate a narrative not reflective of Indigenous peoples. His entire life work is dedicated to improving accountability, levels of transparency and bridging pathways in raising the profile of Indigenous dialogue.

Parking information
There is street parking available and several public parking lots nearby. The space owner recommends two lots one at 78 Spadina between King and Adelaide and 15 Brand Street at Richmond St.

Transit information
The Spadina street car stops directly in front of the office. It's a 5 minute walk to transit options on King and Queen street.
Access to the Space
Located at 130 Spadina Ave, Suite 301. Take the elevator to the third floor.



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