Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training for Fundraising Professionals

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Indigenous Cultural Awareness Training for Fundraising Professionals

March 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Event Details

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Time: 12-1 p.m.
Location: Virtual session, to be held on Zoom.
Registration: Those interested in attending are asked to email Sylvie at afpghorseshoe@gmail.com to get the Zoom link to tune in.

In this workshop, we will delve into the importance of Indigenous cultural awareness for fundraising professionals. We will explore the history and legacy of residential schools and Indian hospitals, as well as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties, and Aboriginal rights. The focus will be on understanding the unique challenges faced by Indigenous communities and how we can engage with them in a respectful and meaningful way. We will also discuss best practices in working with Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers, recognizing their invaluable contributions to their communities.

Key Learnings
By the end of the workshop, participants will:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the history and legacy of residential schools and Indian hospitals, and their impact on Indigenous communities.
  • Familiarize themselves with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties, and Aboriginal rights, and their relevance to fundraising professionals.
  • Learn best practices for engaging with Indigenous communities, including elders and knowledge keepers, in a culturally sensitive manner.
  • Develop practical skills to foster inclusion and equity when working with Indigenous communities in fundraising campaigns and initiatives.
  • Understand the importance of allyship and advocacy in supporting Indigenous communities within the fundraising profession.

Facilitator: Michelle Okere – Principal, Okere & Associates

Michelle Okere is a Metis-Cree woman from Treaty 6 Territory and an award-winning inclusion specialist with over a decade of experience leading provincial and national non-profits. As Principal of Okere & Associates, Michelle supports organizations in building their reconciliation, equity, diversity, and inclusion capacity through consultation and special projects, workshops and training, and the development of resources.

Michelle is co-founder of the REET Institute, Chair of the Truth & Reconciliation Committee for the YWCA Edmonton, Chair of PolicyWise for Children and Families, and a member of the University of Alberta Senate. In recognition of her work in the community, Michelle has been featured on the cover of Pink Magazine, named to Edify Edmonton’s Top 40 under 40, and recently received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal.

Details

Date:
March 26
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Venue

Virtual Session