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The ADR Institute of Manitoba (ADRIM) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides the public with access to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  through arbitration, mediation and other methods, and acts as a regional centre of ADR information, education and research.


The ADR Institute of Manitoba invites you to a special one-day event with Harley Eagle exploring:

Working with Indigenous Communities: A Cultural Safety Approach

Working across differences cross culturally in a safe manner is highly important in the world of dispute resolution.  Cultural safety as a concept and practice was developed in the health care field in the 1980s to work cross-culturally and contextually with Indigenous Peoples.  Since then the idea continues to grow, now expanding into other fields in civil society such as social services, education, academia, policing and in the justice field.  Even corporate Canada is taking steps to understand what it means to work in a culturally safe manner in its endeavors with First Nations communities.  In this era of reconciliation between Indigenous Peoples and all people in Canada - since the close of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) (and its subsequent 94 Calls to Action) -  working across difference in a safe manner is more important than ever.

This interactive, day-long workshop will look to the context of the Aboriginal Peoples and communities of Canada as an example to explore what it might mean to engage across difference in a safe manner.

Participants should expect to work collaboratively to gain knowledge in the areas of:
•    Understanding cultural safety and its importance to dispute resolution
•    The importance and practice of self-reflection and self-critique
•    Tools for appropriate tone setting in working across difference
•    An expanded awareness of roles and responsibility of what reconciliation might mean post TRC
•    Exploring how shame and guilt often work to block the reconciliation process and in working across difference and practical steps to address it.

About the presenter: 

Harley Eagle is of the Dakota/Ojibway First Nations. For over 20 years he has designed and facilitated workshops and activities that strive to recall and re-claim Indigenous understandings of life and that assist in inter-cultural relations.  He holds a MA in Conflict Analysis and Management and a Trauma Recovery Certificate. Harley incorporates cultural safety, dismantling racism, trauma informed practice, and conflict transformation into all his activities.

For almost 10 years Harley and his family lived in Winnipeg, MB where he was a coordinator for a national program focused on Indigenous Justice issues.  He has also been a long-time conflict management practitioner as well as an instructor at the University of Winnipeg. This allowed him the opportunity to travel extensively, working with Indigenous people and various organizations and communities globally.  Harley is often invited to collaborate and present nationally and internationally about issues pertaining to his work.

Currently Harley resides on Vancouver Island, BC with his family and works in the healthcare field for the Island Health Authority as a Cultural Safety Facilitator.  The Island Health Cultural Safety program is brand new and the first of its kind in Canada.

Date and Time:
Friday June 9, 2017
8:30 am                   ADRIM AGM with Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - 4:30 pm  Working with Indigenous Communities: A Cultural Safety Approach

302-1200 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

ADRIM Members:     $175
Non-members:         $225
Light lunch provided.
Earn 13 CEE points for ADRIC Q.Med and C.Med designation holders!

Members:          Via your Member Portal: http://mbr.adric.ca/ADRIM/
Non-Members:  Click here to register.

Cancellation Policy:
If you are unable to attend, your registration is fully transferable to another person. If you must cancel, notice of cancellation must be received in writing. All refund requests received on or prior to June 2, 2017 will receive a full refund less a 25% administration fee. We regret that cancellations after June 2 cannot be refunded. Thank you.

CLICK HERE to download the program flyer.  Please post, and invite all your contacts to attend!

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