Nov 28, 2017—Cortes Island, BC: This past summer IndigenEYEZ hosted our second round of Leadership Essentials on Klahoose territories at the Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Centre on Cortes Island. Thank you to IndigenEYEZ co-founder Kim Haxton for sharing this article.
Restoring the spirit of community
by Kim Haxton
Our session this past summer at Hollyhock, on traditional Klahoose territories, brought 18 leaders from around BC and the US together to solve common challenges. This training offered tools to heal the wounds of colonization by restoring the spirit of community. Our program utilized tools to restore relationships—with self, with others, with culture, and with the land. We did so through play, through songs, and through collaborative team building exercises.
Self-awareness is key to being an effective leader. The natural world has been a source of personal wisdom for Indigenous people for time immemorial. Our work at IndigenEYEZ bases leadership practice in that vital source of insight—the land itself.
Through the proven creative community approach, we teach easy-to-use tools for becoming a leader who can engage people from diverse backgrounds, host challenging group discussions, and mobilize communities to work towards a common purpose.
We had ample scholarships available, so we were able to have several new artist facilitators join us and it was so inspiring to watch them increase their capacity as leaders.
We’d love to have you join us next summer for our third year at Hollyhock, July 22-27, 2018.
Scholarships are available! For more information email inspire@IndigenEYEZ.com
Pre-register before December 15th to receive 10% off meals and accommodations, and be guaranteed your favourite room! Call 1-800-933-6339 to book.
Currently, dates are subject to change. A refundable deposit of $395 is required at time of registration. You will be sent a confirmation letter in January with firm costs and dates. Full program details will be available on Dec 1.