Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-Reliance

Join best-selling author, motivational speaker, lawyer, and businessperson Calvin Helin for an inspiring and informative evening talk presented in partnership with the SFU First Nations Student Association. His book Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty Through Self-Reliance has been called courageous and groundbreaking. His second book, The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance, was a finalist for the U.S.A. 2011 Best Books Awards.

His third book The Empowerment Mindset follows up on Helin’s first two books and provides a high-level survey of the problems and barriers people often face in trying circumstances. Helin’s ‘final’ handbook is for anyone looking for a blueprint on how to empower themselves to achieve greater success and happiness. His work is also intended to open dialogue regarding the obstacles Indigenous people face in today’s society. Calvin will provide the knowledge for anyone to take their power so they can live life to their greatest potential. Read more...

Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. PST *THIS IS AN EVENING SESSION*

Where: Participate live via videoconference OR computer webinar. Want to know the difference between videoconference and computer webinar? Click here to find out.

Registration: Click here to register. Pre-registration is required to attend this free live event.

About the Presenter

Calvin Helin, a member of the Tsimshian Nation, comes from the community of Lax Kw’alaams on the Northwest coast of British Columbia, Canada. The son of a hereditary chief, Helin works as an attorney and entrepreneur.

Mr. Helin has written several publications on law, Aboriginal business, and associated issues. He has developed an international reputation through his now seven times best-selling book, Dances with Dependency: Out of Poverty through Self-Reliance. With the recent release of his new ground breaking book, The Economic Dependency Trap: Breaking Free to Self-Reliance, recognized as a finalist in the 2011 U.S.A. Best Books awards and won the Gold Medal at the IPPY Awards (America’s 2012 Independent Publisher Book Awards), Mr. Helin has an expanding international role as a popular public speaker and thought leader. His common sense message of self-reliance and self-responsibility are now being promoted on a global platform.

DISCLAIMER: Due to the sensitive subject matter and stories shared during the UBC Learning Circle sessions participants may become triggered. Please ensure you have prepared a support system for yourself in advance in which you may have easy access to.  This could mean an Elder, trusted mentor/family/friend, Counsellor and/or crisis contact number.

Please contact the 24 Hour KUU-US Crisis Line at 1-800-588-8717  if you require emotional support. KUU-US services are for First Nations, by First Nations – all crisis response personnel are certified and trained in Indigenous cultural safety. Or call the BC Crises Centre at 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)..

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