Creative & Capable
My children's Kokums, sisters to their Cree grandmother, created these ornately decorated antlers. These works symbolize the high levels of skill and knowledge that indigenous peoples and their cultures have to share with indigenous and non-indigenous leaders.
The Kwakwaka'wakw continue to educate and train community members through potlatches and cultural societies focussed on passing on knowledge and traditions. Residential schools disrupted much of this cultural sharing but our lands, languages, traditions and hearts are ready to contribute to the indigenous cultural renaissance. Indigenous leaders need to consider how and where non-indigneous ways have intruded. In response they need to act to revitalize and renew our traditions and knowledge. Remembering who we are and how we have always done things will support indigenous leaders in rebuilding and strengthening all communities.
Development of Mutual Resect, Trust and Understanding are Essential to Indigenous Leadership talks about the way that I worked to incorparate indigenous ways into my practicum.
Indigenous Elders as Supervisors speaks to the way that I sought out supervision and leadership through connections with natural community leaders as part of my practicum.
Indigenous leadership is inherently Creative and Inspirational
Inspirational Supervision is in harmony with indigeneous leadership.
Indigenous Leadership in Action - My practicum - This letter served as an expression of gratitude and a narrative outlining my practicum.