Community Training Sessions
The training sessions were developed in collaboration with local community members, including Elders, youth, practitioners and researchers, as a forum to share and develop strategies to protect and nurture our children, families and communities. They are an opportunity for relationship and skill building for Indigenous people working within Indigenous child welfare research and practice.
Our hope is that participants will be able to use these teachings and share them with others. In the future, we would like to mentor community members in Indigenous research so communities can do the work they need with their own people to re-story, re-name and re-claim re-search for and by Indigenous communities.
Upcoming Training Sessions
- To Be Announced for January 2013
Past Training Sessions
Over the last two years the Indigenous Child Welfare Research Network has delivered four Community Training Sessions, Fish Soup for the Indigenous Soul. The purpose was to provide an opportunity for relationship building and skill building as we re-story, re-name, and re-claim re-search.
- Burnaby - April 23 & 24, 2009
- Prince Rupert - May 26 & 27, 2009
- Kamloops, BC - April 29 & 30, 2010
- Duncan, BC - January 20 & 21, 2011
The Network has also been invited to do one-day training sessions with several organizations:
- Metis Community Services, Victoria, BC - March 29, 2010
- Legal Services Society, Port Hardy, BC - March 19, 2010
- MCFD, Victoria, BC - October 22, 2010
- MCFD, Victoria, BC - March 4, 2011
For more information on the training materials click here