Welcome to the Tla’amin Nation work family! We are very happy that you have joined us on this journey and we raise our hands to you and welcome you to our team. When you work with our Nation, you are working for something greater than yourself, and the work you do will have a positive impact on our whole community.
The purpose of this Cultural Awareness Training is to provide you with an introduction to our community, so you can get to know who we are as a people. This training is designed for everyone, even Tla’amin Community Members! It doesn’t matter where you come from, the training is to help bring everybody to the same understanding. Along the way you will learn about our culture and our way of life, how we see the world, and some of the history that brings us all to where we are today.
Some of the topics covered also deal with difficult themes and the residential school video can be upsetting to watch, but we feel it is important to help you fully understand some of the issues and challenges faced by indigenous people. Only from this place of understanding will you be able to help in your role, and throughout your life, to steer and guide positive changes in our community and in society at large.
If you are new to Tla’amin, here are a few things to note that might help you begin to navigate the lay of the land, and help you in your role:
Once again we would like to welcome you and we thank you for joining our team. We look forward to working with you! If you have any questions or need any help don’t hesitate to reach out, there are no wrong questions.
Losa Luaifoa, Executive Council | email@example.com Ext: 124
Drew Blaney, Culture and Heritage Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 123
Verna Francis, Justice Coordinator | email@example.com Ext: 113
Denise Smith, Lands Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org Ext: 121