Non-Educator Workshops

Book a half day (three hours) or a full day (six hours). Engage with authentic resources, discuss equity and inclusion as it applies to your organization/institution/sector, build capacity in culturally relevant and responsive programming and service delivery, explore cultural and other considerations when working with Aboriginal peoples and communities, and make connections between your own life and the histories, perspectives, and experiences of Aboriginal peoples. Dragonfly can visit one organization/institution or work with mixed groups from like-minded organizations.

You may mix and match any combination of the choices below within your half-day or full-day booking. All sessions include a Q&A and take-home materials. Sessions are delivered using a mixture of small-group activities and large-group discussion. Dragonfly researches your organization/institution, clients, and community to customize delivery. For clients, staff, volunteers, program coordinators, executive directors, and board members. Click on the + sign for full workshop description.

Reconciliation Begins Here

Participants will examine pre- and post-contact Aboriginal history (including the Proclamation of 1763, the Two-Row Wampum, treaties, and the Indian Act), discuss the connections between colonialism and contemporary challenges in Aboriginal communities, deconstruct myths and stereotypes, and explore how organizations and institutions can create environments that take into account the experiences, perspectives, and needs of Aboriginal peoples.

Myths, Stereotypes, and Realities

Participants will examine media and pop culture images of Aboriginal peoples and cultures, examine myths and stereotypes about Aboriginal peoples, deconstruct loaded terms, and develop an understanding of contemporary Aboriginal realities.

Indian Givers: How Aboriginal Peoples Transformed the World

Participants will consider how the cultural, social, and political practices of Aboriginal peoples in the Americas made crucial contributions to contemporary democracy, government, medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology.

Building Leadership Capacity

This session for Aboriginal staff and volunteers will explore how colonialism has affected Aboriginal peoples and communities, what it means to work within traumatized communities, how to negotiate conflicting identities (community member and staff member), and how to create an holistic practice that encourages transformation of self and community.

 

For a rate card and to book, contact info@dragonflycanada.ca.

 

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