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The Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence™

The Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence™

The Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence™ was created as an introductory way to engage in supportive dialogue and programming around reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.  This approach is for people who may be confused about Indigenous issues in Canada, and who want to be able to ask those awkward questions in a safe and comfortable learning environment without feeling silly or embarrassed.

This approach was developed in keeping with Indigenous world view and the circle teachings which celebrate the importance of all beings within the circle of life. In the circle, everyone can see one and other.  In the circle, there is no hierarchy.  Everyone is equal. Everyone has a voice.  Everyone is welcome. This approach is the foundation for all of the work we do with organizations and individuals.

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Understand the history of Canada from a First Nations perspective

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Learn more about First Nations culture and language

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Learn in a more traditional manner with teachings and stories interwoven and layered

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Learn in a comfortable, safe, inclusive environment

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Be able to ask those awkward questions without feeling silly or embarrassed

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Understand the impacts of racism, stereotypes, colonization and trauma

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Explore reconciliation for both your personal and professional growth

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Create a safe and inclusive workplace

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Learn how to create positive relationships with Indigenous people and communities

This approach is not for you if you prefer:

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An academic approach filled with theory and pedagogy

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A linear approach with a clear beginning and end

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A reflection of all teachings and nations in Canada

Each program within Sakatay Global’s suite of offerings is infused with the following elements:

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Awareness – providing an introduction to Indigenous issues and world view, fostering understanding through knowledge sharing

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Culture and ceremony – ensuring that each service offers a cultural experience that models protocol in action, and provides visual, auditory, and kinesthetic interest and participation

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Comfort and accessibility – creating an intentional space to help understand each other’s stories using a friendly, engaging, interactive, non-threatening, inclusive, non-academic approach

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Inspiration to connect and act – creating a level of confidence to inspire further action to build connections between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, organizations, communities

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Learn how to apply The Indigenous Circle Approach to Cultural Confidence™