An experiential workshop series guided by Indigenous values: reciprocity, inclusion, curiosity, and humility. The four-part workshop series are designed in a way that you can learn, participate, and contribute in each workshop if you can’t attend them all.
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.
Earth: Impacts of Colonization (Jun 1, 2021)
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.
Air: Expanding Perspectives (Jun 8, 2021)
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.
Fire: Awareness of Power and Privilege (Jun 15, 2021)
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.
Water: Shared Responsibilities (Jun 22, 2021)
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.
Presented by kinSHIFT
We help settlers cultivate relationships with Indigenous peoples and place.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who should attend this training?
Non-Indigenous settlers interested in cultivating relationships with Indigenous peoples and place.
What outcomes can I expect?
This workshop raises consciousness of the impacts of micro-aggressions in anti-Indigenous racism and supports our motion towards transformative learning and communication.
Do I have to participate in all four workshops?
No. We encourage you to attend all four workshops (Earth – June 1, Air – June 8, Fire – June 15, Water – June 22) but they are designed in a way that you can learn, participate, and contribute in each workshop if you can’t attend them all.
How should I prepare?
We’ll be in touch a few days before the event with some light pre-reading (30-60 mins of content).
I won’t be near a computer- can I call in?
kinSHIFT workshops are interactive and would be best attended using the Zoom app (mobile or desktop).
How much are tickets?
$100 Standard – includes 1 tickets to a workshop
$150 Supporter – includes 1 standard ticket ($100) and contributes to scholarships for anyone experiencing payment barriers ($50)
$200 Champion – includes 1 standard ticket ($100) and a scholarship for anyone experiencing payment barriers ($100)
Attending all four workshops? Email inspire@IndigenEYEZ.com for a 25% off promo code.
Interested in attending the training and the ticket price is a barrier? Let’s talk! Email us at inspire@IndigenEYEZ.com.
Do you offer a group rate?
Yes, we are pleased to offer a discount on purchases of 5 or more tickets. Please email inspire@IndigenEYEZ.com for a promotional code.
Please note that the workshops are designed to be interactive and participatory so each member of your group will need their own device / screen. Participants will be split up into breakout groups several times through the workshops.