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Cultural Perspectives Training Series: Understanding History

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

In this three-hour workshop, participants learn an overview of colonization history in Canada from first contact to the social impact of residential schools on the lives of Indigenous peoples.

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 7, 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?

  • Develop clear understanding of residential school history
  • Understand the continued impacts of colonization when working with Indigenous children, youth, and families
  • Understand the inter-generational impacts from the loss of traditional culture experienced by Indigenous peoples
  • Identify social location, decolonization, and the role of the Indigenous ally

Meet the facilitator

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. 

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 8, 2024


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm PST



Member Cost:



Online (Zoom)