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This program takes place in Mi’km’aki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. It encourages Indigenous women to further develop their leadership skills and abilities for community-led and community-driven development. Social change in solidarity with others and providing tools that prioritize equity and inclusion are central goals. The course welcomes all self-identified First Nation, Métis and Inuit women who can demonstrate the ways they are currently engaged in or showing their potential for leadership in their respective communities, organizations or Nations.
As a result of this program, participants will:
The strength of the course is in the geographical and cultural diversity of Indigenous women who attend, share and contribute meaningfully. The mix of ages, experiences, backgrounds, cultural knowledge, responsibilities, education, and working lives creates a vibrant context for learning.
This course includes Indigenous and non-indigenous approaches to leadership and community development. Participatory and experiential learning methods are used by which participants share their experiences and deepen their learnings. These include on-the-land opportunities, talking circles, Elder and knowledge keeper teachings, ceremony (where appropriate), lecture presentations, small group discussions, role-plays, debates, case studies, guest speakers, and skill-building exercises. Additionally, participants visit a local Indigenous community to engage in dialogue and learning.
A mix of institutional and private donors who share Coady Institute’s vision of community-based, citizen-led change sponsor the institute’s educational programs. For successful candidates, we can offer a full scholarship that includes tuition, program materials, travel, accommodations and meals during the program.