Indigenous Perspectives Society

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ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth

You are invited to participate in Indigenous Perspectives Society’s FREE workshop: ALL MY RELATIONS: Support our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ* Youth.

  • Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Indigenous Perspectives Society, 644 Granderson Road, Langford, B.C.
  • RSVP: Although free, you must register, and spaces are limited! Registration: https://ipsregistration.ca (under “Training and Workshops”).

This is a 1 day training to come together as community and talk about the resilience and helpful supports of our Two Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQ youth. This training is appropriate for youth, families, and workers who wish to deepen existing knowledge, learn more about ways to be inclusive and access to supports. This day will be facilitated by Artemis Fire and include a panel that includes sharing from youth, a community support worker, and a Two Spirit elder.

This workshop is FREE (with limited seating) thanks to the support and collaboration with the Canada Post Foundation and the Victoria Pride Society. Follow the Facebook event page for updates, workshop summary and accessibility information. We hope to see you there!

THIS TERRITORY
The southern tip of Vancouver Island (including Victoria and Langford), the San Juan, and the Gulf Islands are the traditional territories of the Lkwungen (Lekwungen) peoples. Where Indigenous Perspectives Society is located was an area rich with resources shared with the neighbouring relations of Schian’exw (Beecher Bay), Ts’ouke (Sooke), Elwa Klallam and Makah.

Lkwungen means “Place to smoke herring”, Lkwung means “to smoke herring” and Lkwungen’athun refers to the language of the land. Lkwungen traditionally and still to-date unites the Esquimalt and Songhees peoples as one family.

We acknowledge and thank the Lkwungen People, also known as the Songhees, Esquimalt, and Beecher Bay First Nations communities, for allowing us to live, work and play on their lands. We also give thanks to the ancestors, supernatural ones, hereditary leaders and matriarchs, creatures big and small for looking after the rich resources and cultural teachings of this beautiful land.

ACCESSIBILITY

The IPS training room is located on the ground floor with a double door entrance. On this floor there is 1 multiple stalled washroom and one gender neutral, wheelchair accessible washroom.

IPS promotes a scent-free environment.

Indigenous Perspectives Society 25th Anniversary Open House

Indigenous Perspectives Society is hosting an open house to celebrate more than 25 years of excellence in supporting service delivery to children and families.

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Time: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Indigenous Perspectives Society, 644 Granderson Road, Langford, B.C.

RSVP: Elaine Zamardi, Executive and Project Coordinator 250.391.0007 x 228, elainez@ipsociety.ca

Event Details: the 25th Anniversary Open House showcases Indigenous Perspectives Society’s main training areas of Aboriginal Social Worker training, Caregiver Training, Adoption Online, Cultural Perspectives Training, Agency Training, and Gladue Writer Training. Stop by on November 21st from 1 pm to 4 pm to meet the team, learn more, enjoy a snack, receive a gift, and possibly win a door prize!

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training, consulting, and projects to help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help strengthen lives and build successful relationships in the communities we serve.

The Indigenous Perspectives Society is accredited by CARF International for its Aboriginal Social Worker and Reconciliation from an Indigenous Perspective training. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows the Society’s conformance to the CARF standards. By creating excellence though training and leadership, IPS has been supporting communities throughout British Columbia and across Canada for more than 25 years.

To learn more about Indigenous Perspectives Society visit https://ipsociety.ca/.

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.