Very impressed with Indigenous Cultural Competency Training session on April 18, 2017 at Mississauga Valley Community Centre

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The message reads:

Indigenous Cultural Competency Training

When: April 18, 2017 9 a.m. – noon

Where: Mississauga Valley Community Centre, 1275 Mississauga Valley Blvd.


“We acknowledge that this land is situated within the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation and previously to the Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Wyndot and Huron people.We gratefully acknowledge the many Aboriginal, Inuit, Métis and global residents who call Mississauga home”


As part of the Canada 150 celebrations focused on the Year of Truth and Reconciliation, the City of Mississauga’s Culture Division is concentrating on continuing to build strong and respectful partnerships with the Indigenous community.

To help us achieve this goal and help Mississauga residents understand both the historical and contemporary issues facing the Indigenous community, the Culture Division is hosting a half-day session on Indigenous Cultural Competency.

This training session will be led by Michael Etherington, Manager of Culture Programs, Native Canadian Centre Toronto.

In the session, Michael will explain how we can create a platform for promoting cultural competency for Indigenous relations.

The content of the session will include an overview of terminology and definitions, statistics and demographical information, historical events and their impacts on cultural identity and contemporary issues facing Indigenous people.

Kris Noakes, President, Peel Aboriginal Network will be delivering an introduction to the exercise.

The Native Canadian Centre Toronto is Toronto’s oldest Indigenous community organization and one of the original Friendship Centres in Canada. It provides social, recreational, cultural and spiritual services for the Indigenous community and visitors alike.


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City of Mississauga Culture Division
201 City Centre Drive, Suite 202
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2T4


Click here for an additional details about Michael Etherington’s work >


A Jan. 14, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Reconciliation more than land acknowledgments, Indigenous groups say: As more powerful groups — like Winnipeg Jets — make statements, critics worry it could become ‘formality'”.

An April 23, 2017 Big Think article is entitled: “Discovery of North America’s Oldest Settlement Proves Native Canadian Legend True.”

An April 26, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Scientists find evidence that humans were in North America 100,000 years earlier than believed: Researchers basing opinion on tools found next to mastodon site in San Diego.”

An April 26, 2017 Atlantic article is entitled: “A New Study Says Humans Were in America 130,000 Years Ago: That’s 100,000 years earlier than previously thought—and most archaeologists aren’t buying it.

An April 26, 2017 Canadian Art article is entitled: “Video: In the Studio with Kent Monkman.”

A May 18, 2017 CBC article is entitled: “Your guide to Montreal’s hidden Indigenous character: Exploring the city from an Indigenous perspective.”


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