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Indigenous Peoples: World-Views, the Great Struggle and Moving Forward with...

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Lakehead University - Orillia Campus

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Orillia, ON L3V 0B9

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ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

  • Cyndy will be offering a presentation on the challenges that Indigenous Peoples face in order to help workers better understand service users and the common struggles and themes that may impact them.

  • Many of us have some learning on the history of colonization and the current oppression towards Indigenous Peoples in Canada, however we grapple with the here and now in terms of how to best serve Indigenous Peoples.

  • Cyndy’s presentation is one that aims to offer some practical skills for us as clinicians, such as what it means to be'culturally safe,' how we build trust, and what an ally looks like.

  • Through the sharing of knowledge and experiences, discussion and experiential learning activities, Cyndy will provide useful tools and strategies for helping professionals.

  • In keeping with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's recommendations and calls to action for the profession of social work, you will leave with a greater sense of understanding and further confidence when working with Indigenous individuals, families and communities who you aim to support.

THE DAY WILL INCLUDE A LUNCH PREPARED BY AN INDIGENOUS CATERER WITH A FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL FOOD.

OASW HURONIA HIGHLANDS WILL BE HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL AGM DURING THE LUNCH BREAK

ABOUT CYNDY

Cyndy Baskin, PhD, is of Mi’kmaq and Celtic descent, originally from NB. Her clan is the fish and her spirit name translates as something like “The Woman Who Passes on the Teachings.” She is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University. Her teaching, research and writing interests involve how Indigenous worldviews can inform education, spirituality, violence towards Indigenous women and girls, and healing from trauma. Cyndy is the Chair of Ryerson University’s Aboriginal Education Council and the Academic Coordinator of the Certificate in Aboriginal Knowledges and Experiences. She is also the author of two novels, a textbook which is now in its second edition and numerous journal articles and book chapters. Prior to joining Ryerson, Cyndy worked as a social worker for many years and she continues to act as a consultant in the area of Indigenous programming within both Indigenous and non-Indigenous services.

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