About the workshop

This culturally immersive experience will teach Indigenous engagement from an Indigenous perspective. We invite you to spend 2.5 days with us in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota, USA, where we will share our culture and experience in guiding productive and meaningful relationships with Indigenous peoples. Together, we will build our understanding of Indigenous Knowledge, history and culture, the roots of conflict, and learn best practices, skills, tools and new conceptual frameworks. Equipped with this capacity within yourselves and your organization, you will be poised to tackle the great North American challenge of reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations.

What makes this different from typical training?

As practitioners with lived experience in community and our respective cultures, we have come together for this unique opportunity to bring our expertise from the American and Canadian Indigenous experience to share the steps of productive engagement with you.

Our work is grounded in a land and culture-based experience, providing experiential and applied learning opportunities. We will share learnings built from over 50 combined years of praxis, contextually specific knowledge, and the skills that support systems change.

On the territory of the Lakota people, we will engage in cultural experiences and Indigenous Knowledge sharing by local experts. Lakota and Cree cultural knowledge will also be shared. You will come away connected with a network of engaged leaders on a journey of building relationships to improve collective ecological, economic, and socio-cultural outcomes.

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“You illuminated a path forward for one of the most complex social and economic challenges of our time.”
Christopher Nicolson
President & CEO, Canada West Ski Areas Association
"I attended this really amazing workshop yesterday! WOW!!!!! Highly recommend Gwen Bridge to bring your hearts together and dig deep and challenge colonial normative ways of thinking and moving to a real model of mutual respect and Dual Authoritative Hierarchical Framework."
Jolene Andrew
Indigenous Liaison Officer, British Columbia

Gwen Bridge and James Rattling Leaf Sr. also provide consulting services in Indigenous engagement implementation, support and coaching, and strategic advising through their respective consultancies:

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