This course examines the emergence of Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) in relationship to Reconciliation and equity oriented approaches to program delivery.
Discuss the purpose and significance of ICS as a structural initiative to mitigate harm. Assemble pragmatic strategies to embed ICS into professional practice. Examine the relationship between colonialism and state violence against Indigenous peoples and its implications for Indigenous cultural safety today.
Len Pierre is Coast Salish from Katzie ( kate-zee) First Nation. Len is an educator, consultant, TEDx Speaker, social activist, traditional knowledge keeper and cultural practitioner. He has completed his Master of Education degree from Simon Fraser University focusing on curriculum and instructional design. His experience included indigenous educations and program leadership from various health organizations, including the Frist Nations Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority and the Canadian centre for Mental Health and Addiction
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