Indigenous Perspectives Society

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National Indigenous Peoples Day 2019

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.

10:30 a.m.

  • 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

Noon

  • 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.

http://www.royalroads.ca/event/national-indigenous-peoples-day-2019

Organizational Excellence: A Professional Development Event June 5 & 6

https://ipsregistration.ca

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:

 

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.

 

Thanks to The Makehouse

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

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.