Komataan (gom-moe-don) presents:
CHILDREN ARE OUR SACRED BUNDLE CONFERENCE
AN INDIGENOUS GRASSROOTS CONFERENCE INCREASING KNOWLEDGE FOR ALL CANADIANS!
When we stand strong in unity, understand our past and present, we can create solutions for a brighter future together.
“Children are our Sacred Bundle” conference will have speakers who share the Indigenous worldview, and examine history and current trends affecting Indigenous families today. This conference will utilize a unique grassroots solutions based approach. The solutions come from collaborative experiential group exercises which build on the knowledge shared by the many different speakers from Alberta and Montana.
* Essentially, it is a macro to micro approach “wholistic”, with an emphasis on collaborative solutions.”
Presentations: The attendees will also receive traditional and current information from Indigenous Professionals working with Indigenous children today.
Wisdom Keepers Panel: This conference will provide historical information from various Knowledge Keepers (Indigenous elders, ceremonialists and professionals) from Alberta and Montana in a panel discussion format.
Experiential exercise: This unique conference will conduct an experiential exercise that allows the group to work together in developing solutions that can enhance current programs, policies or parenting techniques that affect Indigenous children today. This concept helps create a grassroots process that becomes unique to each community.
The conference is designed to:
* Increase knowledge around Indigenous competency,
* Improve processes when working with Indigenous families.
* Improve relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities.
Who should attend?
*Teachers * Caregivers * Social workers * Foster parents
* Kinship providers *Judges * Lawyers * Policy makers * Community support workers
Anyone wanting to create unity and a better tomorrow!
Truth and Reconciliation Canada.
Children are our Sacred Bundle falls in alignment with the following recommendations:
* Requiring that all child-welfare decision makers consider the impact of the residential school experience on children and their caregivers.
* We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to develop culturally appropriate parenting programs for Aboriginal families.
* We call upon the federal, provincial, territorial, and Aboriginal governments to develop culturally appropriate early childhood education programs for Aboriginal families.
* We call upon the Federation of Law Societies of Canada to ensure that lawyers receive appropriate cultural competency training.