reconciliation, relationships, and relatedness - Marymound


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Two-Day Conference: Nov. 20-21, 2017

Rebuilding Connections: Reconciliation, Relationships, and Relatedness 8:00 - 9:00 am - Registration & Continental Breakfast 9:00 am - Opening Remarks with special guest speakers 9:15 - 10:30 am - Part I 10:30 - 10:45 am - Refreshment Break 10:45 - 12:00 pm - Part I/Part II 12:00 - 1:15 pm - Lunch, Book Signing, & Networking 1:15 - 2:30 pm - Part II/Part III 2:30 - 2:45 pm - Refreshment Break 2:45 - 4:00 pm - Part III *Note: agenda will remain the same for both days

ABOUT Dr. Sinclair

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One of Canada’s most sought after experts on the ‘60s Scoop’ era, director and executive producer of the Film ‘Truth to be Told’, Dr. Raven Sinclair uncovers the atrocious facts of this period in Canadian history. Author of ‘Wicihitowin-Aboriginal Social Work in Canada’ Sinclair is experienced at creating effective and respectful methods of working with diverse populations specifically Indigenous peoples. A Two-Spirited Champion of George Gordon First Nation, Saskatchewan, Canada, Dr. Sinclair transforms misconceptions regarding diversity and identity. Her areas of expertise and interest include Indigenous social work, Indigenous health research and ethics, Indigenous child welfare and youth issues, Indigenous transracial adoption and cultural identity, interpersonal communications, lateral violence intervention, trauma and recovery, and group process and facilitation. Raven is passionate about Indigenous issues as well as intergenerational healing modalities.

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Rebuilding Connections:


Victoria Inn & Conference Centre 1808 Wellington Ave.Winnipeg, MB


Dr. Martin Brokenleg and Dr. Raven Sinclair


Rebuilding Connections: RECONCILIATION, RELATIONSHIPS, AND RELATEDNESS Day One: Intergenerational Trauma & Recovery with Dr. Raven Sinclair “We’re on a journey of remembering who we are as Indigenous people and the gifts that we bring to this world.” ~Dr. Raven Sinclair

Part I: The History of Indigenous Trauma

Participants will be provided with insight into Indigenous worldview and knowledge, as a foundation for understanding how aspects of colonization have resulted in intergenerational trauma.

Part II: Blood Memory, the Embodiment of Trauma, and Soul Wounds

Indigenous conceptualizations of trauma, ethics and the connection between ethics, worldview, and trauma as well as Indigenous understandings of how trauma affects individuals and communities will be explored.

Part III: Moving Forward: Indigenous Recovery

The final part of the day will present an Indigenous approach to wellbeing and recovery that is premised upon Indigenous ethical principles, which is aligned with the notion of personal accountability. A model for trauma inquiry will be provided.

Participants will:

• Understand the impact of adverse childhood experiences and complex trauma on mind/body/spirit unity. • Understand the circumstances required for recovery and resiliency across the life span. • Understand the importance of cross cultural skill development to build relationship and connection with clients. • Learn strategies that nurture resilience and build inner strength in children and youth.

Day Two: Restoring Resiliency and Spiritual Balance through Connectedness with Dr. Martin Brokenleg “In this materialistic, fast-paced culture, many children have broken circles, and the fault line usually starts with damaged relationships. Having no bonds to significant adults, they chase counterfeit belongings through gangs, cults, and promiscuous relationships. Some are so alienated that they have abandoned the pursuit of human attachment. Guarded, lonely, and distrustful, they live in despair or strike out in rage. Families, schools, and youth organizations are being challenged to form new “tribes” for all of our children so there will be no “psychological orphans.” ~Dr. Martin Brokenleg

Part I: Culture and Helping

Human service providers know clients inside and out... or do they? Cross cultural skills are crucial for youth workers and yet there is a mystery to culture. Learn what research says about helping professions and hear what suggestions might support your work with diverse populations.

ABOUT Dr. Brokenleg

Part II: Mobilizing Communities

Some populations display complex social patterns that are the result of history. Aboriginal youth display inter-generational trauma but usually receive symptom treatment. The Circle of Courage transforms the foundation conditions for Native or any other youth. Returning to traditional Aboriginal ways of raising youth will restore youth to the heart and mindset that supported survival of indigenous peoples through many centuries.

Part III: Reaching Deeper: Touching a Child’s Inner World

From Parker Palmer to the Dalai Lama to the brain science of neurobiology, adults are pondering the importance of tending the inner world of children and youth. Native peoples have traditions which enhance and explore the inner world of youth regardless of that youth’s values. Current resiliency strategies create inner strength in children and youth. This session develops a theory of creating inner strength in children and youth and explores specific activities adults can use in classrooms and residences to help children grow on the inside.

Dr. Martin Brokenleg is co-founder of the Circle of Courage and consultant for Reclaiming Youth International, providing training worldwide for individuals who work with youth at risk. He holds a doctorate in psychology and is a graduate of the Anglican Divinity School. He is a retired professor and was most recently Director of Native Ministries and Professor of First Nations Theology. Vancouver School of Theology at the University of British Columbia. For thirty years, Dr. Brokenleg was Professor of Native American studies at Augustana College of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He has also been a director of The Neighborhood Youth Corps, chaplain in a correctional setting, and has extensive experience as an alcohol counselor. Dr. Brokenleg has consulted and led training programs throughout North America, New Zealand, and South Africa. He is the father of three children and an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe practicing the culture of his Lakota people.


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