The team at ALIGN are happy to announce a new online sharing and learning opportunity starting March 5. This series will build on the work being done on the Indigenous Cultural Understanding Framework (ICUF) initiative. The initiative’s objective is to outline a holistic Learning and Development Pathway to Indigenous cultural understanding to support service providers in Alberta to be culturally appropriate, and influence better outcomes for Indigenous children, youth, families and communities.
This new series will be facilitated by Frank Shannon, Haida Nation – Old Massett Band. Frank has been working within British Columbia and Alberta for over 25 years as an Indigenous liaison and knowledge keeper.
Utilizing a Story Picture, the sessions will support organization staff to reflect upon the existing cultural understanding within their agencies and introduce solutions to gaps that may be present on both Western and Indigenous Worldviews within the organization.
One ALIGN organization will be highlighted each month to reflect on the Indigenous Cultural understanding within the organization and share how your organization can use a story picture to create your own internal discussions.
We acknowledge that when the western worldview of networking and the Indigenous worldview of making relations is understood, we can begin to discover Indigenous Cultural Understanding in organizations and look at the parallels from both worldviews within our organization and programs.
Sessions are the first Friday of each month starting March 5 12:30-1:30p.m.