The training sessions were developed in collaboration with local community members, including Elders, youth, practitioners and researchers, as a forum to share and develop strategies to protect and nurture our children, families and communities. They are an opportunity for relationship and skill building for Indigenous people working within Indigenous child well-being research and practice.
Our hope is that participants will be able to use these teachings and share them with others. In the future, we would like to mentor community members in Indigenous research so communities can do the work they need with their own people to re-story, re-name and re-claim re-search for and by Indigenous communities.
Future training sessions:
TBA in the near future
“We are all here with a collective vision for strong, healthy, proud, rooted, happy children. By coming together we can begin to look at what a successful Indigenous Child Welfare (Well-being) Research Network might look like.”
Paul Lacerte - Executive Director BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres