Uy Shqwaluwun

Definition: a Hulquiminum word, meaning "good feelings"

Membership Benefits

Bringing 'Uy Shqwaluwun' to your Practice

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.

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Founding 

Memberships

Available For A Limited Time

  • Monthly virtual live workshops covering various topics related to Cultural Safety and Humility

  • Monthly Community Calls, where members can come together virtually -- ask questions and engage in dialogue with our Mentors

  • Access to the Culturally Committed Members Portal: a members site that houses the Workshop and Community Call Replay Library -- so even if you can't attend the live events, the replays will always be accessible for as long as you are a member.

  • Be included on the Culturally Committed Providers Map: a resource the general public can use to seek providers who are committed to improving the cultural safety of their practice

  • Access to the private Culturally Committed Members Facebook Group, where individuals can come together collectively, and share thoughts, ask questions, and share learning

  • Share your Culturally Committed identity on your advertising correspondence.***

  • ***Culturally Committed Providers are individuals who are demonstrating a commitment to improving the cultural safety of their practice through participation in the Culturally Committed Membership Program. A Culturally Committed Provider does not claim cultural competence or perfect practice, but rather demonstrates an attitude rooted in humbly acknowledging oneself as a lifelong learner and a commitment to improving the cultural safety of their services. It is Members responsibility to know and abide by the advertising regulations of their regulator. 

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)

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Current Workshop

Two-Part Series Featuring Jared Qwustenuxun Williams of Quw'utsun

Hwunitum Slhexun (White Medicine): Accessing Healthcare from an Indigenous Perspective

Part 1, May 19th 2021

I Don't Want To Go To The Hospital, Son

An examination of the roots of Indigenous discomfort in the modern allopathic medical system -- seeing the people behind the story and feeling the impacts of the residential schools and Indian hospital.

Part 2, June 16 2021

Our Food Makes Us Strong

A discussion around Indigenous food sovereignty and how culture is rooted in traditional food. Examining the deep connection between traditional food systems and Indigenous economic system.

"...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.

Upcoming Workshop 

Three-Part Series Featuring Len Pierre
of Katzie First Nation


Siyéy̓ə (good friend):
Transforming Indigenous Allyship 


Part 1
From Knowing to Doing: Leading the way for Indigenous Cultural Safety & Humility
July 21 2021 at 6pm PST

A dialogue on how we can internalize the good work of cultural safety personally and professionally to bring about social change. 

Part 2
Weaving Together Indigenous Trauma
& Resilience Informed Practice
August 18 2021 6pm PST

Indigenous and cultural perspectives on trauma and its relationship to wellness. We will uncover the incredible value of weaving resilience informed practice into our work.  

Part 3 
Decolonizing Allyship
September 15 2021 6pm PST

In Hunqiminum, we have no word for ally, but we do for good friend, it is "Siyéy̓ə". What does it mean to be an ally? Am I an ally or am I an accomplice, ambassador, or advocate? Being an ally for Indigenous justice is a little different than other contexts for allyship. This talk will explore some of the commonalities, differences, and ways forward to being a good ally. 

Len is a Coast Salish Consultant, public speaker, educator, cultural practitioner and spiritual gangster. With a background in adult education and cultural knowledge systems, Len aims to decolonize and transform corporate systems, approaches, policies, and curriculum content in any professional discipline. 

In a time of Truth & Reconciliation, Len believes that the need to bridge the Indigenous and non-Indigenous realities has never been greater. With a focus on recentering Indigenous knowledge and values, he provides educational lectures, workshops and consultation services to any willing service provider.

Phase 2 -- Tentatively Launched Autumn 2021

  • Members will receive confidential feedback -- which will be collected from clients, submitted either through the website or to the dedicated email address managed by Culturally Committed. The intention is to support providers in becoming more attuned to how to offer culturally safe services, and will utilize feedback to implement adaptations to their practice.

  • Feedback will be shared (anonymously), so that all members can adapt their practice to be more culturally safe.

  • Registered providers will be offered resources to promote their Culturally Committed identity:

    • a pin to provide a visual symbol to patients -- that their provider is committed to providing a culturally safe experience.

    • a window decal to affix on the door of the office.

    • Printable graphics to display in the office waiting room, to demonstrate registration in the Culturally Committed program, and to provide information on how it works.

    • Printable post-appointment handout cards with instructions, and a place to put the clinician(s) name(s) -- to aid in the feedback process.