Category Archives: Events
This 3 hour seminar provides insight into understanding and healing lateral violence within Indigenous communities. Through the use of circle, group exercises and individual reflection, we explore the definition of lateral violence, contributing factors, and provide helpful frameworks and tools to build positive strategies within your organization and professional circles.
- Next Training Date at Indigenous Perspectives Society:
- February 5, 2020 Location: 664 Granderson Road, Victoria (Langford)
- Length: 3 hours Time: 9 am to 12 pm
- Cost: $75 per person (for training sessions at IPS with a minimum of 10 participants) *Tuition receipts are available on request.
Register at https://ipsregistration.ca/
The co-hosts of National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019 celebrations at Royal Roads University extend a warm invitation for a day of fun and community relations on the traditional lands of the Lkwungen (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) ancestors and families.
The event runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, June 21 at Royal Roads University. Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
- Traditional canoe landing protocol practice and welcoming ceremony on the shore of the Esquimalt Lagoon led by Lekwungen (Songhees) Nation Elder Butch Dick and Elder Elmer George
- Performances by Lekwungen Singers and Dancers and ANSWER Drum Group
- Salmon lunch and stage opening
Noon to 6 p.m.
- Canoe challenge
- Children’s field games and craft workshops
- Fry bread stations
- Vendors market
- Interactive Métis showcase including Tipi and Trappers Hut, and “Story Walk”
- Traditional plant walks on Charlie’s Trail along Colwood Creek with Cowichan Elder Kenneth Elliott and TSAWOUT Elder Earl Claxton Jr.
- Performances from the Esquimalt Singers and Dancers, Red Buff Powwow Singing Group, Hannah Gentes, Leslie Gentile, Aurora Finkle and Ed Peekeekoot
- Art by Indigenous artists and an interactive display on the new Four Feathers Writing Guide runs all day in the Library Showcase
Last year more than 2,000 people were welcomed to the annual event, which has grown in thanks to community enthusiasm and continued support from partners, sponsors and hundreds of volunteers.
Limited parking is available. The university encourages the public to consider taking public transit, or walking or cycling to Royal Roads along the Galloping Goose Regional Trail. On-campus transportation between event locations is available for Elders and guests who need assistance.
The event is co-hosted by Esquimalt Nation, Songhees Nation, Royal Roads University, University of Victoria, Camosun College, Ministry of Indigenous Relations & Reconciliation, Island Métis Family & Community Services Society, Indigenous Perspectives Society, ISPARC, Métis Nation of Greater Victoria, Power to Be, Sooke Family Resource Society, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Vancity Credit Union and West Shore Parks & Recreation.
The co-hosts are grateful for the partnership with the BC Government Employees Union, First Nations Health Authority, RBC Bank and Simply Pure Ice & Water.
Join us for 2 days of professional development workshops on June 5 & 6. Leaders in the field will help you and your staff expand their skills and bring new expertise to your workplace.
June 5, 2019 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (includes lunch)
Day 1 – Morning
- Wellness and Stress – Zhila Alizadeh-Borji
- Conflict Resolution – Moussa Magassa
Day 1 – Afternoon
- HR Law – Mark Hundelby
- Multiple Project Management – Lee Herrin
June 6, 2019 8:30 am – 1:00 pm (includes lunch)
Day 2 – Morning
- Proposal Writing – Armando Jardim
- Going Above and Beyond – Ruth A. Mojeed
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Day 2 – Afternoon Bonus workshop
- Navigating IConnect and the ICM - Chris Choo
Location – Indigenous Perspectives Society
664 Granderson Rd
Victoria BC, V9B 2R8
Early bird Special: $350.00 (closes May 1, 2019)
Regular registration rate $375.00
Student Rate: $250.00
(Deadline for refunds is May 1, 2019)
For participants traveling from out of town and needing accommodation, here is the reservation link you and your guests can use to book our event group rate:
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.*
- 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
- 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.
Indigenous Perspectives Society is greatly appreciative of Jenny Ambrose and The Makehouse for their recent Clothes Swap Fundraiser! As IPS is a charitable not for profit, the generosity of the Makehouse with their time and effort helps makes our work possible.
Thank you to all who came out to support the event! The event generated $685, and after venue expenses IPS received $335. With the success of this event, we are looking forward to a possible Spring Clothes Swap, and hopefully a donated venue space!
For more information about The Makehouse, visit www.themakehouse.ca