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Inuit Cultural Sensitivity: Part 2
This Inuit Cultural Awareness training is for social workers, social service workers, and students who wish to learn more about Inuit children, youth and families in Ontario. The training is designed to give participants a better understanding of the historical, legal, social and political circumstances of Inuit in Ontario and provide insight into Inuit culture, traditional parenting practices, the effects of colonization and urbanization on Inuit families, and much more. Divided into two parts, this second part focuses on identifying ways to work with Inuit and their families.

This Webinar is FREE for Ontario Registered Social Workers (RSW), Registered Social Service Workers (RSSW) and Students of Social Work and Social Service Work Programs.

When ASL interpretation is required, please indicate the preference in the registration form. The incorporation of ASL interpreters will depend on availability.

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Jul 13, 2022 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Tauni Sheldon
Tauni Sheldon is Inuk, whose origins are in Nunavik, Northern Québec. Her family comes from Inukjuak, on the Hudson Bay as well as Quaqtaq, on the Ungava Bay just below Baffin Island. She and her family currently live in the rural Guelph area west of Toronto. Tauni is a Sixties Scoop baby, having been apprehended by CAS the day that she was born. She and her son, Aalpi have made the connections with their biological family and have travelled back to their homelands of Nunavik. Tauni works as a Case Manager & Cultural Advisor for the Kamatsiarniq Program at Tungasuvvingat Inuit and also has a background in federal corrections. She was also a pilot for Air Inuit Ltd. in Nunavik, having become the first female Inuit pilot. Aalpi also shares Inuit culture in the classroom setting, and he continues to learn culture and language.
Paige Kreps
Paige Kreps (she/her) is the Education and Training Coordinator for the Kamatsiarniq team at Tungasuvvingat Inuit. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UBC’s Sauder School of Business. Paige is Inuvialuk and Dutch-American, and was born in Inuvik, Northwest Territories. She grew up disconnected from her identity in the Greater Toronto Area. Working as Program Coordinator with the Toronto Inuit Association allowed her to reconnect with Inuit culture and family while building strong community connections. As Education and Training Coordinator, Paige works on organizing and delivering cultural sensitivity trainings, the Ataata pilot program, and various projects within the Kamatsiarniq department.