Stand Together 2020 - tentative new date
**Postponed until September 24, 2020** Date is tentative.
Welcome to the 14th annual Stand Together Conference!
The Story of Resiliency: The Journey of Reconciliation
Emily’s presentation briefly examines an overview of the structure of communities of Indigenous peoples in Canada and how conflicting values led to multigenerational impacts. Emily will explore how cultural and community disconnection due to Indigenous social history resulted in overrepresentation in the Foster Care System through the lens of an Indigenous perspective.
The primary focus of the presentation is how an unwavering resiliency helped Indigenous people arrive at a point in history where reconciliation is the path forward. Emily’s message of hope will explore how Indigenous children being raised in healthy environments will ultimately shatter generational cycles that originated with harmful events in history, which result in a generation of adults that honour their ancestry; thereby positively impacting the next seven generations.
Emily's Bio: Kihci Têpakohp Iskotêw Iskwêw (Emily Jane Henry) is Cree, originally from Ochapowace Nation. Emily has received several awards of excellence for her work in the criminal justice field including being named as the University of Fraser Valley’s Distinguished Alumni in 2017. She has worked with Correctional Service Canada for 20 years, where she developed 11 culturally relevant intervention programs specifically designed for Indigenous male offenders. Emily is currently the Chair for the Champion and Chair of Indigenous employees for CSC across Canada and serves on the UFV Alumni Board of Directors, Archway Community Services Board of Directors and is president of the Board of the Directors for Seven Sacred Fires Society. Emily delivers workshops across Canada and in her spare time, writes blogs about traditional culture.
AFTERNOON PRESENTERS: TBC
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