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Speaking Truth to Power ...

Sandi Boucher is a much-loved Inspirational Speaker, a Trainer/Facilitator, a best-selling author, and a  proud Anishinabekwe (Ojibwe Woman) who is dedicated to Indigenous Empowerment and Canadian Reconciliation (in the truest sense of the words).

 

Using dialogue and metaphor to build understanding, Sandi uses her Ojbwe world view to assist Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities across Canada to heal from the past while building futures of their design.  In a conversational style, Sandi moves her audiences away from shame and guilt and blame towards their goals of safety, health, security, and even SUCCESS!

 

My goal, today and every day –
To guide those I am blessed to work with away from patterns and habits that will not serve them,
while warming the hearts of the elders with my work.
– Sandi Boucher

 

Introducing Indigenous Engagement Canada!

 

Sandi’s work is not only in our Indigenous communities and agencies.

Sandi is also the owner and founder of Indigenous Engagement Canada, an Indigenous entity dedicated to the respectful empowerment of those non-Indigenous entities (businesses, non-profits and even individuals) who wish to engage with Indigenous peoples as customers, colleagues, and business associates.

Contracting local Indigenous people to ensure  accurate information, the IEC assessment highlights business strengths along with remedies for areas that  may lead to less than favourable results, ensuring the future is bright for ALL our relations!

Indigenous Engagement Canada is wondering …

 

Are YOU  Indigenous ready?

 

To find out more visit www.indigenousengagementcanada.com.

How it all began

Sandi started her work as a storyteller and inspirational speaker in 2009, after 25 years in the Employment and Training industry.

Thanks to her dedication to the cause, Sandi has travelled across Canada and as far off as Finland, sharing her message of empowerment for Indigenous peoples and respectful cross-cultural relations with all the nations of this great continent.

But her passion will always be her writing. Sandi’s first book, “Honorary Indian” which tells of her Mother’s teachings through Sandi’s life story, was released in 2010, reaching Best Seller status in 2013.

“Her Mother’s Daughter” followed in 2013, reaching Best Seller status in 2015.  In 2018, she released “The PATH”, a book and action plan designed to effectively guide all Canadians to and through reconciliation.

Your daily inspiration

Your value was gifted to you on the day you were born.  No one can take that away, unless you give them the power to.

Few things scare the ones who truly realize the depth of what they have survived.

We must remember who we were before “the schools” or the teachings of the schools will continue to resonate in our lives and communities.

To move forward, sometimes you have to return to where you were, to pick up what you forgot.

No matter the intent, the subject matter, or the location; if it’s a bunch of white people teaching Indigenous youth, it’s assimilation.  It literally cannot be anything else!

When a procedural rule prevents progress or resolution, the rule is the problem!

On this day and going forward, please remember that inclusivity and reconciliation are so much more than a logo on a website … or the side of a train.

I am nothing like the woman I once was … but I needed her tears and pains to get here.

Before the comment, consider the person on the other side of your words.

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