Reconciliation between Indigenous and all Canadians is a frequent topic in news headlines, political speeches, and communities across the country. Through their 94 Calls to Action, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission offered a roadmap to Canadians on the way forward to a more inclusive, productive, and engaged society. So where do you and your work fit into this reconciliation journey?
On June 16 we explored:
Identity, terminology & heritage
A brief walk through history
The Truth & Reconciliation Commission
The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Ways to take action toward reconciliation in your personal and professional lives
Co-delivered by Indigenous and Settler trainers whose experiences working in and with Indigenous communities bring the content to life, this impactful introductory session explores the intersection between reconciliation and the private sector and advances individuals’ reconciliation journeys in the process.
Justin Jimmy is Indigenous with Cree heritage from Treaty 6 territory
and home community of Onion Lake Cree Nation. He holds a Bachelor
of Management from the University of Lethbridge and is a CPA
candidate. Justin is currently Economic Development Manager for Taza
Development Corp, a division of Canderel, based out of his home office
in Calgary and Treaty 7 territory and Metis Nation 3 region. Prior to this
Justin has worked in financial management in roles of controllership,
capacity building and technical accounting with organizations such as
the First Nations Financial Management Board, First Nation
Governments including Tsuut’ina Nation, and Public Corporations
including Husky (Cenovus) Energy.
Justin is passionate about serving the Indigenous community in terms of building robust
financial stewardship, growing economic development, striving towards building fully inclusive
transparent communities, and assisting organizations and communities improve their
understanding of the Indigenous community.
Teneya Gwin stands out with her high degree of emotional
intelligence and empathy – two important qualities for effective
consultation and engagement work – contributing tremendously
to her success. Teneya has worked with Alberta’s Indigenous
communities for over 13 years. As an Indigenous entrepreneur,
Teneya launched her own company, Eleven Eleven Consulting Inc.
With a vast network, ambition, and personal connections to her
career, Teneya is a key component to any engagement project.
Her experience ranges in multiple different sectors such as;
transportation, land use planning, community planning, traditional land use and Indigenous
place making. Teneya’s experience makes her well rounded and adaptive to all project work. Her
knowledge of Canada’s history with Indigenous peoples helps facilitate learning conversations
to advance reconciliation through each of the projects she works on. Being raised in a proud
Métis family, Teneya has set out to break down barriers and create space/ platforms for the
Indigenous voice to be heard.
Anne Harding is the Owner of Forum Community Relations, a
Calgary based consulting company dedicated to catalyzing better
communities through Indigenous relations and community
engagement. In her 18+ years of experience as a community and
Indigenous engagement professional, she has engaged with over 85
Indigenous communities and organizations across Canada on
economic development, community engagement, education,
reconciliation, training, and resource consultation initiatives.
Anne has developed several courses, workshops, and learning
experiences to help Canadians build awareness and understanding
about the history and experiences of Indigenous Peoples. She has
delivered training to more than 2000 people over the last twelve years, and prides herself on
“connecting the dots” to help Canadians know better, so that they can do better with respect to