Parliament 2020 by the Pearson Centre

Feb 25, 2020

Rose spoke about Indigenous inclusion on Energy, Environment and Reconciliation at the Parliament 2020 conference.  Hosted by the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy, the discussion was about how to move beyond the energy-or-reconciliation debate to the infusion of reconciliation and the inclusion of Indigenous peoples.

Welcome to Cohort#4 in Nunavut!

Jan 20, 2020

The IRG licenses the delivery of the Indigenous Cultural Competence course to the Government of Nunavut.  Part of the structure is the IRG provides an intensive two-week training for candidates to become Certified ICC Facilitators.  In early 2020, we were in Iqaluit to provide the intensive for the fourth time. Welcome to the Cohort #4,…

Global Centre for Pluralism

Dec 12, 2019

The most memorable day today with the staff of the Global Centre for Pluralism, talking about Indigenous cultural competence.  And we finally figured out what this stone building is on Sussex!  His Highness the Aga Khan renovated the old Canadian War Museum building to create one of the best training rooms in the city. From…

Canada Health Infoway

Dec 6, 2019

We were honoured to spend some days support the ongoing development of Indigenous cultural competence for the staff of Canada Health Infoway in 2019-20.  Infoway helps to improve the health of Canadians by working with partners to accelerate the development, adoption and effective use of digital health solutions across Canada.

Global Pluralism Awards Ceremony

Nov 20, 2019

Rose was honoured to be invited by the Global Center for Pluralism to the 2019 Global Pluralism Awards ceremony, which also introduced the new Secretary General of the Centre, Meredith Preston.  The ceremony was held at the Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa on Sussex Drive.

Great day with Natural Resources Canada

Nov 5, 2019

We spent a day with a very special team within Natural Resources Canada, the group who leads consultation with Indigenous peoples.  Came away with a renewed respect for civil servants who choose to do some of the most difficult jobs in the federal government.

Vancouver Writers Fest

Oct 24, 2019

Every once in a while, Rose travels with one of her key clients, Tanya Talaga.  We attended Vancouver Writers Fest 2019! Tanya spoke about her writing, and introduced us to the secret of publisher’s receptions. Let’s keep that a secret.

Throne Speech 2019

Oct 16, 2019

Wow, it seems so long ago but it really wasn’t!  Rose was on CPAC with Mark Sutcliffe to discuss the 2019 Throne Speech.  It’s totally out of date, but still available to view here.

Protect the mental health of film teams

Oct 15, 2019

Rose travelled with the Makwa Creative film team to Thunder Bay for a shoot on a documentary about the families of the Seven Fallen Feathers.  It’s important to film with sensitivity and with a trauma-informed lens.  Daily debriefs for the film team gave them the opportunity to process their response to witnessing the grief of…

With the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

Sep 27, 2019

We have spent some time with CPAC in 2019-20 to support their Indigenous strategic plan and communications.  Thank you to staff for their gracious hosting and in-depth discussions in ICC, and for leadership in reconciliation in health.