Many of our staff were fortunate enough to do Cultural Agility training in 2018. The facilitator was Wedlidi Speck; he works with a model of cultural training he calls Indigenous Cultural Knowing. This model has as its foundation the learning strategies cultural awareness, cultural sensitivity, cultural competence (agility) and cultural safety. He describes agility as a toolkit filled with strategies that help individuals and groups respond to the complexity of working with culturally diverse groups with diverse needs.
Wedlidi Speck is a registered Band member with the Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay. His cultural connection to the Namgis is through his mother & the Gigalgam clan. Wedlidi is currently the Director of Aboriginal Organizational Development for the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development.
This event was sponsored by Comox Valley Global Awareness Network