Deals with the realities that many of us have been born into. Unfortunately, not many of these ‘ways’ have been ‘our’ ways. In this session, we will discuss what we can do to regain our ability to transmit our own culture, language and traditions as well as how to remain focused on these ever important teachings in a “contemporary’ world.
WHAT IS WELLNESS?
It is a concept, an attitude, a lifestyle. Many of us live a life of havoc, chaos and dysfunction and we believe this is “normal.” This workshop focuses on relearning, unlearning and reversing the pattern of repeating chronic, often, obsessive behaviors which prevent growth and wellness. Discussion will encompass taking control of our own problems as individuals and as community members.
Many of us don’t want to parent our children exactly how our parents raised us. Yet, we often hear their voices coming out of our very own mouths! Together, we will work on a plan for limits, discipline and spending on “hip” clothes and “fashionable” objects.
SEXUALITY and TEENS:
Encompasses discussion and awareness of self-control, birth control and decision-making in their lives. Anonymous questions are encouraged if they are shy about disclosing sensitive subjects. Encouragement to say “NO” is examined through role-playing.
In this day and age of so much sexual exposure it may be, often times, unclear to many what is appropriate and inappropriate behaviors in the workplace. This workshop will look at different state and community codes and laws for sexually appropriate guidelines and practices in your particular state and/or county.
SELF-ESTEEM AND SEXUALITY:
Targets people of all ages in becoming comfortable and knowledgeable about their bodies and sexuality. Too often, we become sexually involved with someone before we understand our limits, likes and dislikes.
In this full day seminar, we will learn what constitutes a healthy organization and workplace. We’ll discuss how to communicate ideas and deal with conflicts in a timely and proactive fashion. We will also look at examples as to how to make our workplace an enjoyable, productive place.
TRAINING OF TRAINERS:
As First Peoples of North America, we often gather in our traditional circles, or in much larger conventions. Many of us would like to address some issues brought to the floor but may be unsure of how to address these issues effectively. Whether you are a novice or “expert’ public speaker, this workshop will bring you creative ways in which you can communicate in an empowering, motivating yet respectful manner. We will discuss how to make our butterflies in our stomach “fly in formation” so we may bring our message to our audience in a powerful way.
Cultural Awareness Training:
“Governmental and Institutional Cultural Awareness Training”
Governments, corporations and other institutions still use terminology and methods of treatment that are outdated. Much of their information utilized contains unconscious biases in relation to Indigenous peoples and their ways of knowing and their unique ways of life.
In this workshop there’s a raising of Awareness for non-Indigenous people who have limited Indigenous relations and/or connections, yet are willing to raise their praise in respect to and for the First Peoples of the Land.
Many of our workshops contain serious subject matter yet can often be humorous. Serious subjects often pertain to Canada‘s /North America’s anti-Indigenous sentiment which is biased and discriminatory yet deeply rooted in the Canadian and USA’s Constitutional laws, policies and many North American governmental systems
We will address different unconscious biases that continue to exist from Canada’s earliest “creation” which remain present in the modern day educational, institutional and business sectors.
This session will help one understand that not only the Natives were affected but the non-natives were deeply affected as well
And the interesting and often, humorous dynamics, that happened between the two groups!
WORKSHOPS: Awareness-raising Sessions
Corporate and Institutional Cultural Sensitivity Training: Governments, corporations & other institutions still use terminology and methods of treatment that are outdated. Yet much of the information utilized contains unconscious biases in relation to Indigenous peoples and their ways of knowing and their unique ways of life.
Included in this workshop is Awareness Raising for non-Indigenous people who have limited Indigenous relations and/ or connections.
Many of our workshops are humorous but contain serious subject matter often pertaining to Canada‘s /North America’s anti-Indigenous sentiment which is strongly rooted and based in the Canadian and USA’s Constitutional laws and policies. As well as in other North American governmental systems and institutions including: Universities colleges, financial institutions etc.
We will address different unconscious biases that continue to exist from Canada’s earliest “creation” which remain present in the modern day Business and institutional world.
For further information please contact Kwatsitsawi Meloche ↓
Kwatsitsawi received her Master’s Degree (MA) in “Educational Studies” in 2003.
Researching anti- Inuit & Indigenous specific policies & laws
Later working with Tribal nations across Turtle Island (North America) she realized the specific detrimental effects which were revealed.
It was clear that the US & Canadian government’s Indian residential school (IRS) policy had a “master plan.” This research was a necessity for her MA thesis requirement.
During her research with the Tribal nations she & they discovered so much more: The solutions!
Presenting to North America’s First Peoples of the land she shared her research which includes the policy’s clear intention & how it negatively affected the Indigenous and Inuit children Who attended, Their children, their future families & the Indigenous & Inuit communities at large.
Also researched was the “effects” it had on the non-native staff and Canadians at large
For more information Please contact
KONWATSITSA:WI (M) MELOCHE
P.O Box 1117 Kahnawake,Qc JOL-1B0