IPS encourages all members of the community to learn and build their knowledge about the distinct histories and cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples. Only by engaging with different cultures, histories, truths and perspectives are we able to consider and reflect on the impacts of colonization, cultural differences and intersections, strength, resilience, and our current shared challenges. At a time when we are all being called upon to expand our understandings of systemic inequities and violence, it is important we remember our shared human needs for respect, safety and freedom. IPS recognizes that this is an ongoing process. It can be overwhelming and exhausting, particularly for those most directly affected by systems of oppression. We support you in undertaking this work and invite you to learn with us.