Part 2: Indigenous Speaker Series for Truth and Reconciliation

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In honour of  National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, we are pleased to announce Part 2 of a two-part speaker series is now available. This series is available to board directors and employees working in the disability service sector.

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Part 2: Indigenous Speaker Series for Truth and Reconciliation

In honour of National Truth and Reconciliation Day on September 30, we are pleased to launch part two of a two-part speaker series for Truth and Reconciliation with Dr. Raven Sinclair.

This series is available to board directors and employees working in the disability service sector.

Free access to the speaker series is made possible by Elmwood Residences, Canadian Deafblind Association (CDBA), Community Living Service Delivery (CLSD), and SARC.

Once you have registered, you will receive an email from SARC Learning Central with the link and password to access the pre-recorded session.

Please Note: If you plan to watch this presentation as a group, please only submit one registration. 

Dr. Ravin Sinclair, Part 2

A powerful speaker and skilled facilitator, Dr. Raven Sinclair is passionate about conducting workshops on communication skills, cross-cultural education, Indigenous research, non-violent communication, and traditional Indigenous ethics and laws.

A survivor of the Canadian child welfare system, in an era referred to as the ‘60s Scoop’, Raven was adopted and raised in a white Anglo-Saxon protestant family. She began her elementary school in West Germany but went on to complete her education in 2007 at the University of Calgary. As a young adult, she reconnected with her Cree/Nehiyaw community and reunited with her birth family at the age of 27. Raven has four degrees; a BA in psychology (UofS), a certificate and bachelor’s in Social Work (U of R), an MSW in social work (UofT), and a PhD in social work (UofC). She wrote her dissertation on the topic of cultural identity among adult survivors of the “60s Scoop” adoption era.

Raven identifies as Two Spirit and sees this as a core aspect of her identity and the primary reason that she has had such diverse life experiences. Her work and interests are directed by Nehiyaw (Cree) spiritual laws, and she is working on strategies for the reintegration and recognition of the traditional role of two-spirit people into the sacred hoop of Indigenous communities.

Raven has an eclectic work history that includes the military, outdoor construction, computer systems operator, administrator, tree planter, and research assistant. She entered the field of social work later in life. Her areas of expertise and interest include Indigenous social work, Indigenous health research and ethics, Indigenous child welfare and youth issues, Indigenous transracial adoption and cultural identity, interpersonal communications, lateral violence intervention, trauma and recovery, and group process and facilitation. Raven is passionate about Indigenous issues as well as intergenerational healing modalities.