I raise my hands to your desire to improve the cultural safety of your practice. Culturally Committed is here to support you on your journey.
This membership is for providers who offer direct services to Indigenous client. Providers will have the opportunity to promote their Culturally Committed identity via printed, physical, and digital resources, and will have access to client feedback that can be utilized to improve the cultural safety of their practice.
This membership is for individuals who are seeking opportunities to learn about cultural safety and humility, and wish to be active in their pursuit towards reconciliation.
Ally is an action word; it's not what you say -- it's what you do.
If you are interested in our workshops but aren't ready to commit to a Membership,
you can choose to register for a Culturally Committed Workshop Series.
(Workshop Series are INCLUDED in the Membership)
Jared Qwustenuxun Williams
Quw'utsun First Nation
Part One ~ The Cost of Colonization
September 21st, 6-8pm PST
We were collectively robbed of a world where Indigenous people and Settlers could coexist and prosper together. This is a discussion, not only about what was lost as a result of oppressive colonization, but a foundation for moving forward into a world where our two worlds can become one, as they should have from the start. We’ll talk about Indigenous agriculture, governance, economics, and family structures, and how these things can directly help mitigate climate change and a resource extraction based economies. Let’s sit together in discomfort knowing that we are at the beginning of a long journey but, like those who’ve come before us, we must be brave enough to make the first step forward.
Part Two ~ How Language Connects Us to the Land
October 19th 6-8pm PST
Here on Vancouver Island, we see mountains with names like Douglas, Prevost, or Benson. We live in towns named Ladysmith, Courtney, Victoria, or Duncan. We pass islands called Portland, Galiano, or Wallace. We paddle on lakes with names like Kennedy, Sproat, Weeks, or Westwood. All of these had names that existed before colonization, names that connect us to legends, resources, and the true history of this place in which we find ourselves. Let’s talk about these old names and why they matter, all while exploring how simple language like plant names or tool names directly connect Indigenous people to the environment.
Please note: Session replay will be available for 30 days from date of recording.
Nalaga / Kaaw Kuuna
Kaa’was Staa’stas Eagle Clan from the Village of K’yuusda in Haida Gwaii and the Giga̱l’ǥa̱m Namima of the Lig̱wiłda’x̱w people from Cape Mudge
November 16th 2022
Details to Come
"...Elders talk about how you never go to visit someone empty handed, meaning when you go to ask someone a question, you'd bring them an offering. A fish, a blanket, some beads, something."
Jared Qwustenuxun Williams
Knowledge Keeper, Unceded Quw'utson Territory
At Culturally Committed, we are determined to do this work in a good way. This is why all of our workshop contributors receive compensation, and honorariums are provided to our incredible Mentors.