Jeska Slater from IndigenEYEZ joins us for Part Three of the Connect series. This session explores ways to connect to others that are in alignment with Indigenous ways and support us to stand in our power. We will share oral histories and stories that embody the traditional values that will breathe life back into our communities. Participants will learn more about essential means of connecting including deep listening, strength-based communication, appreciative inquiry, and celebrating successes.
This session will:
- Share insights and activities that support us to enhance our relationships and navigate challenging ones.
- Encourage participants to go deeper in identifying the masks and triggers that prevent us from showing up authentically.
- Discuss patterns and ways of being in our communities that are a result of residential schools and colonization.
Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation, this session’s Video is now available for viewing!
Meet Our Presenter:
Jeska Slater is a Nehiyah iskwew (Cree woman) whose Mother’s side of the family is from Ochekwi Sipi (Fisher River Cree Nation) in Manitoba. She has been working with indigenous youth for 8 years. Her work combines traditional teachings and value systems with contemporary art like hip-hop, graffiti and other unique elements to engage young people. Her training includes Aboriginal Child and Youth Care Counseling, Trauma Informed Practice and Culture as Treatment. Jeska wishes to honour her ancestry by highlighting the concept of Intergenerational Resilience, or the passing down of gifts, culture and personal wellness through our bloodlines in order to empower Indigenous youth and families.
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