Workshops and Training

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The Office of Indigenous Initiatives has two training facilitators as well as the Cultural Advisor and Elder in Residence who are available to facilitate different training and workshop sessions. If you have a specific training topic in mind, we would be happy to work with you on developing a workshop or training session.

The OII is happy to offer a land acknowledgement workshop which is bookable via the Queen’s HR Catalogue. However, if you would like a session facilitated for your department or faculty, please contact the OII directly to coordinate this.

Below you will find a list of current workshops and training sessions featuring Indigenous content or that are Indigenous specific.

Land Acknowledgement Workshop

Participants will learn about the historical significance of the traditional lands that Queen’s University is situated on, understand why land acknowledgements are important; both individually and in relation to Indigenous Peoples, and develop their own land acknowledgement based on their personal story. Participants will have a chance to practice their own acknowledgement in small groups, in a safe setting. Get in touch to book your workshop or for additional information.

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Cultural Safety and Kairos Blanket Exercise

Queen’s Indigenous Cultural Safety Coordinator, Laura Maracle, facilitates regular Indigenous cultural safety training workshops for faculty, staff, and students. Participants of these sessions will gain a better understanding of the historical, political, and cultural issues that impact Indigenous peoples in Canada, and understand the connection between past and current government practices and policies towards First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Contact Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

From Diversity to Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate

The From Diversity to Inclusion in the Workplace (DIW) Certificate will help staff understand that to build an environment that promotes diversity and inclusion requires active participation of everyone on campus. This certificate is offered through the HR Learning Catalogue.

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Intercultural Awareness Certificate

Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre (FDISC) and Queen's University International Student Centre have worked together to offer a certificate in Intercultural Awareness. This program is a five-part series of workshops which will help students to recognize that gaining intercultural awareness requires a commitment to life-long learning. Participants must attend five 90 minute workshops, or three 150 minute workshops, in order to receive a certificate. Workshops are repeated in the Fall and Winter Terms. 

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Whose Land uses GIS technology to assist users in identifying Indigenous Nations, territories, and Indigenous communities across Canada – especially useful when speaking or facilitating events outside of the Kingston area.

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