Namwayut: A pathway to reconciliation

Reconciliation belongs to everyone. In this profound book, Chief Robert Joseph, globally recognized peacebuilder and Hereditary Chief of the Gwawaenuk People, traces his journey from his childhood surviving residential school to his present-day role as a leader who inspires individual hope, collective change, and global transformation. Before we get to know where we are going, […]

Developing relationships on a shared path to reconciliation: The core of health transformation and safe care for Indigenous people

This article describes the experience of a pan-Canadian health organization that led a quality improvement collaborative focused on suicide prevention and life promotion with Indigenous communities in northern and remote regions of Canada. Working in partnership with a Guidance Group, it became clear that working in a relational way that is culturally safe and acknowledges […]

Indigenous relations: Insights, tips & suggestions to make reconciliation a reality

We are all treaty people. But what are the everyday impacts of treaties, and how can we effectively work toward reconciliation if we’re worried our words and actions will unintentionally cause harm? Hereditary chief and leading Indigenous relations trainer Bob Joseph is your guide to respecting cultural differences and improving your personal relationships and business […]

21 things you may not know about the Indian Act: Helping Canadians make reconciliation with Indigenous peoples a reality

Based on a viral article, 21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act is the essential guide to understanding the legal document and its repercussion on generations of Indigenous Peoples, written by a leading cultural sensitivity trainer. Since its creation in 1876, the Indian Act has shaped, controlled, and constrained the lives and […]

Micro-reconciliation as a pathway for transformative change

This paper introduces the concept of micro-reconciliation as a pragmatic action to support cultural safety and humility work. ┬áSimilar to cultural safety and humility, micro-reconciliation practices aim to challenge and diminish racism, inequality and inequity experienced by Indigenous peoples. In arguing for changes to the human service sector, micro-reconciliation exists at the intersections between entrenched […]