When I asked my YouTube channel subscribers to share topics of interest, one that came in often was the 7 Grandfather Teachings. This week I am sharing about the one we are told to “lead with” – Zaagi’idiwin – Love. Let’s talk about it!
Let’s Talk Training/Support for Non-Indigenous (VLOG)
For decades, Indigenous people have been offered training. Programs to help them get a new job, go back to school, or even start their own business. These programs wanted to “help” them be successful in mainstream. BUT where was the corresponding training for non-Indigenous? Where was guidance on Indigenous engagement, recruitment, or retention? Corporations are struggling to find employees but they struggle more with keeping Indigenous on staff. Isn’t it time we talk about it?
If asked, I am guessing you would feel pretty confident explaining the difference between poverty and culture, but when it comes to Indigenous people, so many assume one when it is actually the other. Let’s talk about it.
I mentioned the Wall Metaphor to you before (no worries if you don’t remember. I recap it in this video). But this time, I want to FOCUS on that group that can’t see the wall, those people on both sides of the wall. Let’s talk about it!