CWMA Special Workshop: Indigenous Engagement Session – ‘Colonized Rehab’

CWMA Special Workshop  

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with KWAST-en-ayu (L. Maynard Harry), Founder of Indigenous Insight, along with Stewart Alsgard (‘Qoqoq’) former Mayor of Powell River. Together they will lead a customized facilitated dialogue session focusing on Indigenous-non-Indigenous relationship-building.

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CWMA will offer two tailored sessions on…

Friday, May 5, 2023 

Morning Session 9:30 to 11:30 AM | Pacific Time
Afternoon Session 1:00 to 3:00 PM | Pacific Time

 For those with an interest in Indigenous engagement and in a presentation focusing on battle-tested Indigenous relationship building principles utilizing the 2003 Community Accord signed between Tla’amin Nation and the City of Powell River. This Accord is the longest standing proactive community-to-community reconciliation tools currently being implemented in Canada.

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– COST –

CWMA Members & Friends $25 | morning or afternoon session

+GST | Includes cost for the session

Note: CWMA’s base operating budget relies on event revenue and member fees in equal measure: we are grateful for your support! Pricing has been kept low to ensure everyone can attend, but if the price is still a barrier for you to participate, please be in touch with us. Differential pricing options for students and non-profits is available.


Final topics will be determined by session participants via survey and the agenda will be finalized closer to the event date. Topics covered and misconceptions clarified could include: 

Colonial impacts to First Nation communities resulting from Canada’s Indian Act

Indian Reserve System, Indian Residential School System (including significance of
Discovery of unmarked graves at former Indian residential school properties)

If Indian Residential Schools were so horrific, ‘Why did Indians attend?’ and ‘why can’t Indians ‘just get over it?’
Why do Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation departments exist? and are they necessary?

Proper usage of term ‘reconciliation’?

Do’s and don’ts when engaging Indigenous communities.

Aboriginal rights and title and why this issue will impact every major natural resource extraction project in Canada?
Distinction between white privilege, racism and systemic racism?

Indigenous tokenism and Indigenous culture identity fraud.



CWMA uses the Zoom Platform for events.
Dial-in option is available but participants must confirm the dial-in phone number to be admitted to the event.
Details on how it will all work will be sent in advance. 


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Only 30 participants per session.

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We hope to see you there!