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Oct 28 2023


9:00 am - 3:00 pm


In Person

Indigenous Trauma & Equity Informed Practice in Early Years

This course aims at expanding social perception on the missing context not usually covered in ‘trauma-informed care’ workshops. This session will focus on centering Indigenous perspectives on the change needed and required to go beyond being “”informed””.


Main Conversation/Ideas:

  • Explore the relationship between colonialism, state violence against Indigenous peoples, and Indigenous specific trauma today
  • Weave Indigenous resistance, resilience, resurgence, and equity-oriented approaches into professional practice


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 includes Indigenous education and program leadership from various health organizations, including the First Nations Health Authority, Fraser Health Authority, and the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Addiction.       


Suitable for all early learning professionals.


Pro D certificate: Yes, 5.25 hours.


Online Registration link:

  • Capacity: Full

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