A Trauma-Informed Approach to Cultural Safety

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This webinar will explore Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) through a trauma-informed lens. Harley Eagle will offer insights into: 

  • Foundational understandings of Indigenous Cultural Safety which would include a description of a cultural safety learning journey. 
  • Foundational understanding of the colonial history of Canada from Indigenous perspectives. 
  • Foundational understandings of Systemic Racism and its connection to colonization. 
  • Understanding of and actions to address systemic racism at the personal, intra-personal, classroom, and institutional levels 

This webinar is influenced by several discussions between Harley and the School of Leadership Studies, as well as a recent training he conducted in the winter of 2021. 

Harley Eagle is Dakota and Ojibway, and a member of Whitecap Dakota First Nation. He looks to Indigenous life ways to guide his work as an Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) consultant. His experience includes working for the Island Health Authority as a Cultural Safety Facilitator, consulting and training in the fields of transforming conflict, anti-racism, dismantling oppression, cultural safety and trauma healing. He is often invited to speak at conferences both nationally and internationally and works with clients across several sectors. Harley is a Knowledge Keeper and the Indigenous Scholar in Residence for the Master of Arts in Leadership Health Specialization and resides on Vancouver Island. 

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This is the third episode of the Decolonizing Leadership Webinar Series, hosted by the School of Leadership Studies at Royal Roads University.

This series explores important leadership topics from Indigenous perspectives and seeks to deepen relationships with Indigenous knowledge and ways of being and doing and encourage all leaders to consider how we can transform our leadership practices. This series is funded by the Exploring New Ways Funding stream which supports curriculum innovations to increase Indigeneity and understanding. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lateefah Olatunde