Transforming Education

June 30, 2020—Kelowna, BC: A project to bring Truth and Reconciliation into the classroom has received a $1 million grant to establish a 5-year research collaboration that includes IndigenEYEZ. The project brings together university researchers and local partners to seek respectful ways for educators to align their teaching practices toward reconciliation. The project is led […]

Tides is now MakeWay!

June 23, 2020—Vancouver, BC: Recently Tides Canada changed its name to MakeWay. Tides Canada has been a quiet leader in environmental and social justice philanthropy in Canada for the last 20 years, and now the new MakeWay name reflects the momentum of change that Tides Canada has stood for. 20 years ago, a group of […]

Touch The Earth

June 2, 2020—Cawston, BC: Touch the Earth is a land-based training program for Indigenous youth workers seeking to awaken their youth to a sense of pride, belonging, and possibility. Experiential activities of attuning to and caring for the land provide Indigenous youth a safer entry point to engage their feelings and listen to themselves and […]

Virtual Queerantine

May 12, 2020—Vancouver, BC: It can be socially isolating to be Indigenous and queer, and in the time of COVID-19 these feelings of isolation can be compounded. This series was developed with the support of the Tegan and Sara Foundation to provide a venue for connection. Join us online!   8 SESSIONS: May 20th, 27th, […]

Attachment Theory

Mar 10, 2020—West Kelowna, BC: Attachment theory aligns with Indigenous beliefs that relationality and connection are vital to psychologically whole and healthy humans. Indigenous values place enormous importance on community and the power of acting together.   Children become attached to adults who are sensitive and responsive in social interactions with them, and who remain […]

Camp Announcement

Mar 3, 2020—Cawston, BC: IndigenEYEZ has been going through some big changes. We are a small operation with a bold vision of helping to repair the fabric of our communities. In order to succeed, we must align our limited resources with initiatives that maximize impacts. Unfortunately, we must announce that our 7-day summer youth camp […]

Integrating Culture

Feb 11, 2020—West Kelowna, BC: Unsure how to integrate cultural approaches into your program or classroom? You are not alone. Dr. Margo Greenwood once posed the tough question: “Are we creating modified versions of residential schools in our own communities?” In other words: Are we feeding into colonization or are we promoting revitalization? How do […]

Sqilxwlcawt

Jan 28, 2020—West Kelowna, BC: Traditionally children are the centre of Syilx society. They are the hub around which all else is ordered. Dr. Bill Cohen explains: “The People-to-be, the children and youth ages 0-17, are in the centre of the Sqilxwlcawt extended family system. Kids learn to be Squilx and the skills and knowledge […]

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Queerantine Virtual Community
Date: May/June/July, 2020
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Touch The Earth • Summer 2020
Date: July/August, 2020
Location: South Okanangan, BC
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During the workshop a woman, an elder, expressed herself with teary eyes about empathizing with the children she worked with. It was real, raw and vulnerable. So powerful!! This work is amazingly healing.

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