Training on Aboriginal cultures and realities 

Training on Aboriginal cultures and realities
January 19, 2023

As part of Multi Month 2023, participate in this exciting training! 

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February 15, 2023 - Online
Fee: $50

As part of the Mois Multi program and developed by the Service de la formation continue de l'Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), the Piwaseha training is a unique opportunity to improve one's understanding of Aboriginal culture and realities in order to develop a sincere partnership based on mutual respect and understanding. Piwaseha means: first light of dawn. 

Information on the following: Indian Act, assimilation policy, the foundations of this policy, residential schools, Aboriginal terminology, Indian status, Aboriginal people in Quebec, social determinants of health, some statistics and other characteristics, etc. ;
Presentation of a documentary: "After the residential schools: rebuilding who we are";
Discussion workshop: "Personal and professional awareness";
Discussion workshop based on real-life situations;
Presentation on intercultural communication: What are the barriers and obstacles to communication? How to be?
The training is intended for artists, cultural workers and self-employed people from all over Quebec.

Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Equipment required:
A computer and a built-in or external webcam
A good headset with a built-in microphone
A high-speed Internet connection
A cable connection between the computer and Internet access is highly recommended for a virtual classroom activity.

Trainer's Biography:
Patricia Bouchard graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in criminology. In 2017, she completed a master's degree in criminology at the Université de Montréal, with an internship at the Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal. Afterwards, she held a position as project manager and community worker at CALACS L'Étoile du Nord in Val-d'Or. In September 2017, she joined the research team of the Commission of Inquiry on relations between Aboriginal people and certain public services in Quebec. Within the framework of this mandate, she developed an expertise in the study of investigation reports from the Coroner's Office, suicide and violence in Aboriginal communities. In June 2019, she is responsible for a literature review on the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women, in collaboration with Professor Suzy Basile of the School of Native Studies at UQAT. In September 2019, she joined the UQAT Continuing Education team to contribute to the creation of a training course for police officers of the Sûreté du Québec. She also participated in the development of the Tikinagan training, intended for professionals of the health and social services network who intervene with Aboriginal youth in difficulty. Finally, in September 2020, she will begin her doctoral studies at UQAT. Her thesis will focus on the forced sterilization of Aboriginal women.

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