CSFS Nowh Guna ‘Our Way’ Carrier culture training

February 19, 2020 - 9:00am to February 20, 2020 - 9:00am
March 12, 2020 - 9:00am to March 13, 2020 - 9:00am
Prince George

CSFS Nowh Guna ‘Our Way’ Carrier culture training

The training provides basic information on Carrier culture, as well as information to develop the attitudes and skills needed to provide culturally competent services. Our facilitators utilize the First Peoples Principles of Learning to engage participants through a myriad of experiential exercises, story sharing from elders and learning based on the local histories and cultures.

The learning objectives for the training are as follows:

-     Understand how stereotypes are formed and influence relationships
-     Take a look at pre-contact history and examples of how Carrier people lived
       before settlers arrived
-     Develop empathy and understanding around the effects of Colonization from a local context
-     Colonization impacts (Legislation, Indian Act +) through personal context / story sharing
-     Examine realities today for First peoples living in north central BC, on an off reserve
-     Dispel myths about First Nations people
-     Look at the language and dialects used in north central BC
-     Compare traditional and contemporary Carrier world views to European world views
-     Explore relationship and trust development strategies
-     Learn about the Carrier Clan and governance system (+ protocols) through a teaching feast
-     Examine strategies to respond to racism
-     Reflect on your personal cultural competencies and set goals
Training dates and locations are posted in the news and calendar sections of our website! For next spring in 2020 we have the following dates:

February 19 & 20th, 2020                Prince George
March 12 & 13th, 2020                    Prince George

For more information about the training, please contact culturetraining@csfs.org or call (250) 562 3591.

You can access the registration form on the csfs.org website.   All dates are set to be in the Prince George location.