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BREAK BARRIERS
BUILD COMMUNITY
CREATE CHANGE

We help settlers cultivate relationships with
Indigenous peoples and place.

Elements of Truth:

BEFORE RECONCILIATION

All workshops are experiential and guided by Indigenous values:
reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and humility.

September 9, 2021
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Earth:

IMPACT OF COLONIZATION

Reconciliation requires an understanding of Canada’s colonial history and an acknowledgement of the enduring strength and resiliency of Indigenous peoples. This workshop provides an overview of our shared history of colonization and explores how Indigenous worldviews must inform our journey towards a better future for all.

We thrive by being together in a good way on the land.

September 16, 2021
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Air:

EXPANDING PERSPECTIVES

Reconciliation requires an awareness of how our views of Indigenous peoples have been shaped and a commitment to coming together with more consideration and curiosity. This workshop introduces the connection between implicit bias and injustice and look at how embracing diversity is necessary for collective survival.

We breathe life into new ways by opening our hearts and minds.

September 23, 2021
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Fire:

AWARENESS OF POWER AND PRIVILEGE

Reconciliation requires considering our individual roles within systems of power and recognizing the benefits of striving for harmony. This workshop allows for reflection on social positioning and ignites our potential to make the necessary change towards reconciliation.

Fire can help but must be tended carefully or it can also harm.

September 30, 2021
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Water:

SHARED RESPONSIBILITIES

Reconciliation requires an understanding of how words and actions contribute to the marginalization of others and recognition of the urgency of taking collective responsibility for change. This workshop raises consciousness of the impacts of micro-aggressions in anti-Indigenous racism and supports our motion towards transformative learning and communication.

Our ripples for positive change flow through time and place.

Upcoming Workshops

"Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION"
OCTOBER 2021

Friday mornings: 9:30am - noon

Earth
October 8 | Learn more & register >

Air
October 15 | Learn more & register >

Fire
October 22 | Learn more & register >

Water
October 29 | Learn more & register >

"Next Steps in ReconciliACTION"
NOVEMBER 2021

Dates: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd
Tuesdays mornings: 9.30am - noon

November offers our 10 hour Next Steps in ReconciliACTION Program, specifically for settler Canadians who have already attended at least one or more of our Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION workshops and are ready to take their conversations and learning to the next level.

Continue your journey of deepening your awareness of roles and responsibilities in unsettling colonial narratives / practices within your personal & work communities. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 30 and it is necessary to commit to all 4 of these program sessions.

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"Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION"
JANUARY 2022

Monday evening: 5:00pm - 7:30pm

Earth
January 10 | Learn more & register >

Air
January 17 | Learn more & register >

Fire
January 24 | Learn more & register >

Water
January 31 | Learn more & register >

"Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION"
FEBRUARY 2022

Friday mornings: 9:30am - noon

Earth
February 4 | Learn more & register >

Air
February 11 | Learn more & register >

Fire
February 18 | Learn more & register >

Water
February 25 | Learn more & Register >

MARCH 2022

Dates: 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Wednesday afternoons: 3:00pm - 5:30pm

March 2022 offers our second 10 hour Next Steps in ReconciliACTION Program, specifically for settler Canadians who have already attended at least one or more of our Elements of Truth: BEFORE RECONCILIATION workshops and are ready to take their conversations and learning to the next level.

Continue your journey of deepening your awareness of roles and responsibilities in unsettling colonial narratives / practices within your personal & work communities. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 30 and it is necessary to commit to all 4 of these program sessions.

Learn more & Register >

Facilitators

Kelly Terbasket

Kelly Terbasket

Facilitator

Kelly Terbasket is the Program Director of IndigenEYEZ. Kelly has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria and an extensive background working in Indigenous community development for over 30 years in regional and provincial positions, including at Health Canada and with her own band and Nation. She is also a Certified Executive Coach (Royal Roads University) and trained in Creative Facilitation through Partners for Youth Empowerment (PYE Global). She has been passionate about the arts her whole life as a means of self-expression.

Through her community development work, Kelly became fascinated by systems change and barriers to change. She identified fragmented relationships and lateral violence as a key barrier to systems change and founded IndigenEYEZ to better support Indigenous community members who are champions of change. Drawing on her training in coaching and arts-based facilitation, and using Indigenous frameworks for change, IndigenEYEZ runs innovative Indigenous leadership training programs and youth camps that repair fragmented relationships and transform lateral violence into lateral liberation.

As a mixed-heritage woman Kelly has been bridging very distinct worlds all her life – reconciling and weaving together the strengths of her Indigenous and European ancestry. She is a top connector and relationship builder at a time in history when deeper connections to self, each other, and the land are critically needed. She lives in her family’s ancestral home on the Blind Creek Reserve in Syilx territory in the South Okanagan-Similkameen.

Denise Lecoy

Denise Lecoy

Facilitator

Denise Lecoy is a Syilx-Okanagan woman, daughter, sister, auntie, wife, mother of 6 adult sons, and grandmother. She feels blessed to live in her home community on the Penticton Indian Reserve. Her professional experience and educational background spans 30 years, involved primarily within the health and social services areas, on reserve, off reserve, within Indigenous and non-Indigenous organizations and institutions, as a facilitator, instructor, program manager and elected leader. Her father, snpinktn Hereditary Chief, Adam Eneas, taught her about the importance of relationships, and her late mother, Verna Baker, of the Sḵwxwú7mesh people, taught her the importance of family. What brings her joy is being out on the land, RunWalking, with her family.

Additional Learning
for Workshop Participants

RESOURCES

We appreciate you having spent time with us and thank you for your willingness to continue to learn and grow together with us in our journey to create a better future for all peoples. To assist with your on-going learning and consideration of next steps, here are some useful resources you may like to explore.

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GLOSSARY

This list of terms, commonly used in conversation about Truth & Reconciliation, was borrowed from various sources to assist with your learning. There are many on-line glossaries that you may wish to explore that share vocabulary lists commonly used in decolonizing, anti-racism and anti-oppression work.

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Expanding our perspectives
for improved relations

ABOUT kinSHIFT

kinSHIFT is an Indigenous-led initiative supporting settlers in building respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples and places. Our experiential, arts-based workshops allow participants to learn, practice, ask questions, and make mistakes in a safe environment, all while building a foundation for engaging meaningfully with Indigenous peoples.

kinSHIFT is a project of IndigenEYEZ, a community-based initiative that has been empowering emerging Indigenous leaders since 2013. IndigenEYEZ is a project on MakeWay’s shared platform.

SHARED HISTORY means knowing where we come from.

COLLECTIVE PURPOSE is coming together to make the change we want -- to restore healthy places for all.

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