Policy & Advocacy: Health Awareness / Nursing Leadership
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National Indigenous Peoples Day: June 21, 2019
In 1996, the Government of Canada called for June 21st to be known as "National Indigenous Peoples Day". The day is marked as a celebration of the cultural heritage, contributions and uniqueness of all of Canada's Indigenous Peoples.
NNPBC undertakes our corporate activities with the frame of the historical responsibility of Canada's settlers, and we will continue to do so with an understanding of the need for reconciliation. Board, councils and staff take part in regular workshops during which the group focuses on cultural humility and reconciliation. We are honoured to be led through these workshops by Aline LaFlamme, Metis Elder.
We share some of Aline's recommended resources below. As you review these resources consider these words from Aline: "Go gently into the learning."
This video helps us see what happens to our characters when we have too much power, or when we are shamed into believing we are inferior.
- The Inconvenient Indian by Thomas King
- Clearing the Plains by Daniel Daschuk
- The Other Slavery by Andres Resendez
- Unsettling the Settler Within by Paulette Regan
The above books provide excellent information, but please be aware there are some details that the uninformed may find shocking.
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if you are struggling with any of the above material so that we may put you in touch with someone who can provide guidance and perspective.