April 4th, 2019 – Indigenous Masculinity with Elder Gerry Oleman & Aaron Nelson-Moody

During this session, Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman and Aaron Nelson-Moody/Tawx’sin Yexwulla will sit in circle to discuss what healthy masculinity means to them as Indigenous men. Topics include:

  • What does healthy masculinity look like? How does that impact our communities and loved ones?
  • Myths and stereotypes around Indigenous masculinity and reflections on the unique experiences of the speakers.
  • Discuss traditional practices concerning the way in which men connect with one another and how we can modernize those practices for our contemporary society.
  • Dissect how modern patriarchal colonial society is a constant invitation to our men to give up our traditional ways, for some temporary feeling of power in our lives.
  • Communicate how we can promote taking on the role of a loving uncle or older brother to younger men, and thereby participating in a healing process for all men

Thank you for everyone’s interest and participation,

this session’s Video is now available for viewing!

Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019 (PST)
 ***Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 pm
Where: Videoconference OR internet webinar.
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Session Resources

Thank you Elder Gerry and Aaron for sharing your perspective on Indigenous Masculinity

About the Presenter:

Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman has worked with the Indian Residential School Survivors Society for 13 years. He is from Seton Lake and of the Stl’atl’imx Nation. He has been involved as a change agent for First Nations since 1976. His experiences include counselling for community addictions programs, providing leadership politically and administratively for his community and Nation, and working as an independent consultant.





Aaron Nelson-Moody / Tawx’sin Yexwulla, Squamish First Nation: is an educator who has worked to preserve Coast Salish art and culture, and share important traditions of intercultural connection in schools and community projects.





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