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Indigenous Strategic Planning Workshop with Michael Etherington

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483 Queen St W

483 Queen Street West

Toronto, ON M5V 2A9

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This half day workshop is a continuation of Indigenous Cultural Competency Training which is designed to develop, challenge and inspire individuals of any level and equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively influence change. 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.

Please note: This workshop is open to the public - if you may deem applicable for personal or professional development.

Outline

  • Self-Reflective Pathway for Cross Cultural Dialogue – Who am I? Who are You? Who are We?
  • Awareness 101 Review: 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)
      • Land Acknowledgement Awareness and Dialogue by applying UNDRIP
  • Reconciliation Framework for Personal and Professional Development
    • Restorative - Retributive Pathway
    • Target Audience
    • Strategic Planning Tools and Exercise

Workshop Facilitator - Michael Etherington

​​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. ​He recently spoke on stage as a TEDx Speaker with his sought after keynote of Moving Beyond Rhetoric, currently advises organizations in public and corporate sector from both the national and international stages. His entire life work is dedicated to improving accountability, levels of transparency and bridging pathways in raising the profile of Indigenous dialogue.

Testimonials:

http://www.michaeletherington.com/testimonials.html

Parking information

There are two parking lots close by: one on Denison at Queen and one at Cameron and Queen. Metered parking is also available on the street from 10:00am to 3:00pm.

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483 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario M5V 2A9, Canada

Transit information

This space is very close to streetcar stops on Spadina and on Queen Street.

Contact

If you require further information regarding logistics or workshop may reach Michael at: info@michaeletherington.com. 50% of proceeds will be allocated to funding music mentorship initiatives through The Homelands: Our Story mandate for Indigenous youth in James Bay communities.

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