AlgomaU debuts training program to bridge understanding between Indigenous, non-Indigenous communities


Algoma University has officially unveiled Gabegendaadowin, a two-day training course for professional work environments that aims to address biases and create a bridge between non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities. In the program, learners engage in open learning where they will learn about culture and ceremony, treaty relationships, the TRC Calls to Action, and more. Gabegendaadowin–which means mutual respect, thoughtfulness, care, consideration, and awareness for others–is a reimagination of the curriculum from the 2018 Shifting Indigenous Frontline Tactics (SHIFT) initiative. With the new curriculum, the initiative can be applied to any organization that operates in or provides services to Indigenous communities or hires Indigenous people.

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