Indigenous Perspectives Society

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Pre-Loved Clothing Swap

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5 PM – 8 PM

You are invited to our pre-loved clothing swap event in inspired by the global Fashion Revolution movement and sponsored by The Makehouse and Used.ca. They will be donating profits to  Indigenous Perspectives Society!

Please save the date and join us to trade in clothing that no longer inspires you in return for new to you items to revamp your wardrobe. All leftovers will be donated to charity. Swapping is a sustainable and eco-friendly way to refresh your wardrobe while connecting with your community!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

3-4:30pm | Early Clothing Contribution Drop Off & Cash Payment

5-8pm | Clothing Swap Event

We are selling 50 advanced tickets, which will cover our event costs). After that, you will be able to pay $10 cash at the door (all cash raised will be donated to the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

You can purchase your advance ticket via this page or RSVP for reminders via the Facebook event here.

Clothing swap events provide great opportunity to make space and clear out your closets. Bring your quality, gently worn items to give away, and find what you didn’t know you were looking for!

All ages, eras, sizes, and types of items will be accepted.

Accepted items include:

* Women’s, men’s, and/or children’s clothing

* Shoes

* Accessories

* Jewelry

Items must be clean, in good condition, and likely to be valued by others.

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We have a few simple guidelines to keep the event running smoothly:

☆ Attendees are invited to bring at least ten items of good quality things to exchange your contributions for a selection of new to you items.

☆ Event admission must be paid prior to swapping. Volunteers and kids under 12 get into the event at no charge.

☆ Help spread the word, the more the merrier, with more selection to choose from.

☆ Bring your own reusable bag to take your new items home or purchase locally sewn bags from the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

☆ When you arrive: Our welcome wagon will show you where to go and what to do! Advance clothing drop off will be offered between 3-4:30pm. You can also to drop off your clothes anytime between 5-8pm when you come to get your swap on.

☆ Arrive in good time for the best selection.

☆ Leave your own personal items (water bottles, purses, jackets) somewhere safe and close where they will not be mistaken for swappable items.

☆ Mingle with friends, and connect with other clothing swap participants, while checking out all the selection of items to be swapped. You are welcome to help yourself to a selection of what you like best.

☆ There are full length mirrors in the bathrooms, so ensure items are a good fit, or put back for someone else to enjoy.

☆ Clothing swaps contribute to sharing resources in an ethical, no cost, enviro-friendly way. All remaining items will be donated to local people in need.

The venue is only a few blocks from The Makehouse at The Burnside Gorge Community Centre conveniently located just off the Galloping Goose trail and easily accessible by several main BC Transit routes. For more information visit the Facebook event page.

IN Perspective – Fall 2018

The Fall 2018 IN Perspective is out and available to read here. This season’s newsletter features the following:

  • Executive Update
  • Message from the Representative for Children and Youth
  • Gladue Report Training
  • Cultural Perspectives Training
  • Training Calendar

Fall 2018 IN Perspective

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If you have any questions about IN Perspective or would like to have your news or event posted in our next newsletter send us an email using the contact page on our website.

Perspectives To Action

Indigenous Perspectives Society and Stream of Consciousness

On November 7, 2018, with the support of Stream of Consciousness and Sunset Labs, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers and performance artists for an evening exploring key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Reconciliation Commission.

For this sharing session, Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to bring together speakers, performance artists, and screen a short film to explore key efforts in response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We are fortunate to host “Perspectives To Action” on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen peoples.

*You can attend this event in person or live stream from anywhere! Information below.*

Featured speakers:

  • Eddy Charlie, co-organizer of Victoria’s Orange Shirt Day with Kristen Spray, speaking about Residential School
  • Dr. Jane Dickson, Law Professor at Carlton University and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society, speaking about the Justice system and the Gladue Process

We are also pleased to present:

  • Rachelle Dallaire, Executive Director of Indigenous Perspectives Society
  • Charlie Batchelor, Indigenous Perspective Society’s Youth Representative

Dance and Musical Performances:

  • Eddi Wilson, Two Spirit performance artist
  • Aurora Finkle, musician

Film:

  • A Short Film featuring Laurie McDonald, Two Spirit Elder and Instructor at Indigenous Perspectives Society

Ways to be part of this event:

  • In person at the Sunset Labs by registering for “Perspectives to Action: Stream of Consciousness Event” and purchasing your ticket here under Training and Workshops
  • Live streaming: Enjoy this event wherever you are by registering for the Live Stream
  • There are reserved FREE tickets for youth up to 18 years old. Contact us at Kellyl@ipsociety.ca to reserve youth tickets

 

Government of British Columbia Learning and Development Services

Corporate Supply Arrangement

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) has a Corporate Supply Arrangement (CSA) for Learning and Development Services with the Province of British Columbia, our CSA number is CS-000917.

Included in the CSA are our Cultural Perspectives Training offerings, both hosted at IPS and offered privately to support the learning needs of the public service.

Included training offerings are:

  • Cultural Perspectives Training (including custom training)
  • Understanding History
  • Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes
  • Building Local Relationships
  • Recruitment and Retention of Indigenous Peoples

We are pleased to continue bring this valuable learning to our public sector partners.

IPS and Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations

Indigenous Perspectives Society is pleased to be working with the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business Progressive Aboriginal Relations (PAR) program to support participating organizations capacity development.

PAR is a certification program that confirms corporate performance in Aboriginal relations at the Bronze, Silver or Gold level. Certified companies promote their level with a PAR logo signaling to communities that they are:

  • good business partners;
  • great places to work and;
  • committed to prosperity in Aboriginal communities

PAR certification provides a high level of assurance to communities because the designation is supported by an independent, third party verification of company reports. The final company level is determined by a jury comprised of Aboriginal business people.

Since the program’s introduction in 2001, PAR remains the premier corporate social responsibility program with an emphasis on Aboriginal relations.