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Cultural Perspectives Training Series: Dispelling Myths and Stereotypes

Welcome to the third workshop in the Cultural Perspectives Training Series; presented by the Indigenous Perspectives Society.

In this third session, delve into the pivotal concepts of colonization, privilege, and stereotyping. Reflect on their profound impact on our work dynamics and personal relationships. Explore strategies to foster stronger collaboration with Indigenous communities. Discover practical ways to integrate anti-oppressive and decolonizing approaches into both your professional endeavors and everyday interactions.

In order to create a space that fosters conversation, interaction and reflection we will be limiting each workshop to 35 participants.

The last day to register for this session is August 19, 2024. 

Please note that this series will not be recorded. If you register and then are unable to attend, please let us know so that we can open up space for other participants.

What will you learn?

  • Introduction to the key concepts of colonization, privilege and stereotyping
  •  Reflect on how privilege and stereotypes impact our work and relationships
  • Strengthen collaborative working relationships with Indigenous communities
  • Understand how anti-oppressive, decolonizing ideologies and methods may be
    applied to our work and daily life

Meet the facilitators

Clairissa Kelly

A dynamic facilitator hailing from the Walking Buffalo Woman of the Bear Clan, Peguis First Nation, Treaty 1 Territory in Manitoba. Now residing in Langford, BC, on the traditional lands of the Lekwungen-speaking people of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, Clairissa brings a wealth of lived experience and expertise to our workshop series. As an Anishinaabe proud of her heritage, Clairissa’s journey is deeply intertwined with her family’s history, including her biological father and grandmother’s survival of residential schools, and her father’s experience as a 60s Scoop Survivor. With a background spanning the arts, education, and administration, Clairissa is passionate about Indigenous youth empowerment and fostering reconciliation between Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities.

Lizz Brooks

Lizz, a member of the Tsesk’iye clan of the Tahltan Nation with Chinese heritage from her father and mixed European ancestry from her mother, has traversed various territories across British Columbia but finds her heart in Vancouver Island. As the Program Development Project Lead, she dons multiple hats, overseeing curriculum development, spearheading social enterprise projects, and leading allyship-focused trainings. With a vibrant presence in the performing arts community, Lizz facilitates discussions on decolonizing the arts, fostering inclusive spaces, and advocating for marginalized voices. Her passion lies in empowering others, amplifying Indigenous Sovereignty, advancing intersectional human rights, promoting visibility, and fostering historical understanding.

More about the organizer

Indigenous Perspectives Society (IPS) is a charitable and not-for-profit social enterprise that offers training programs and services that help foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, cultural differences, and the need for self-determination. It helps individuals and organizations develop actionable ideas to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action . By creating excellence through training and leadership, we help to strengthen and build successful relationships in our communities. 




August 20, 2024


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST



Member Cost:



Online (Zoom)