Learning Opportunity

Exploring Wisakachihowin (Trauma) and Indigenous Trauma Practices

This session has been completed.
Facilitators: Amber Dion Terri Suntjens
Date:March 21, 2023
Time:4:00 pm to 6:00 pm MTN
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 23-AB-202-CARC
Focus: First Nations, Métis, Inuit and TRC Inclusive Education Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

All educators

About this Learning Opportunity

This session will explore the connection of spirit to trauma informed practices within practice. The presenters discuss trauma informed work, what it means to be trauma informed and what it can look like within community. This session creates space to explore wisakacihowin from an Indigenous lens that will honor Indigenous ways of knowing, being and doing. The dialogue creates opportunities to learn through stories and build on strategies for professionals working with Indigenous people. It provides education on the history of trauma for Indigenous peoples and the complexity within our communities.

This session addresses the LQS competency #5: Supporting the Application of Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit
This session addresses the TQS competency #5: Applying Foundational Knowledge about First Nations, Metis and Inuit

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

Amber Dion Terri Suntjens

Amber Dion and Terri Cardinal are nehiyaw iskwew (Cree women) who are trained Social Workers and have years of experience working within First Nation communities in various capacities. Both Amber and Terri now work at MacEwan University with post-secondary learners who are navigating their way through western academia. They hope to inspire other educators/social workers/knowledge keepers/practitioners to enhance their knowledge regarding wisakacihowin and Indigenous trauma informed... Read more »