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Indigenous Awareness & Cultural Sensitivity Training

Indigenous Protocol Consultation

Introduction to Smudging

Worldview & Philosophies

How to ally with Indigenous Peoples.

Indigenous Protocol Consultation

In this important workshop, Indigenize your worldviews and expand your current knowledge

about working respectfully and confidently with Elders, or Knowledge & Wisdom Keepers.

Learn traditional protocols about how to approach, invite and include these significant guests in

your workplace experience. Set the appropriate tone at your company meetings and functions, as

you create and utilize traditional and territorial land acknowledgements with assurance, wherever

you might be.


Introduction to Smudging

This workshop offers practical tools for understanding and utilizing the ancient wisdom of smudging. At completion, participants will have gained an appreciation of the four common medicines used by the Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island. Learn how to smudge; where,when, and why it deserves a place in your personal and professional experience. Lead your team in providing this significant component of cultural sensitivity, while exploring its historical, legal and current context in the workplace.


Indigenous Worldview & Philosophies

Allow this workshop to invite you into a deeper understanding of Indigenous worldviews and

philosophies. Inform your professional interactions, practise and workplace environment with a

historical and contemporary framework that underpins the strengths and belief systems of the

Peoples of Turtle Island. The Medicine Wheel Philosophy will instruct each participant on the

connection between Indigenous identity, culture, personal and societal value systems as

represented in the Circle of Life.

How to Ally with Indigenous Peoples

As more and more of us confront the fact that the world is not equitable for all, it is crucial to understand allyship and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. In this powerful training exercise, learn in a non-colonized way about The Doctrine of discovery, Terra Nullius, The Indian Act, Reservations, The Pass System, Treaties, Residential Schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and The Four Sacred Gifts for all Humanity. This workshop is ceremonial, factual, and authentic using video and audio technology, offering a wholistic learning opportunity incorporating all four aspects of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Emphasis will be placed on learning that will happen through all the five senses: Touch, Smell, Sound, Sight and Taste.



MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9.00 - 5.00


Centre for Social Innovation, Regent Park

585 Dundas Street.East, 3rd Floor

Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2B7

Phone: 416 806 4659

Email: jcarter@bearstandingtall.com