consulting

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please note: due to COVID-19 our team is currently able to offer consultation online or on the land, socially distanced. for more information, please contact us.

the maskihkiy team provides consultation to professionals, organizations, schools, and various community stakeholders. contact us directly to explore the range of consultation options available to you and/or your team. consultation is tailored directly to your needs. 

services offered include consultation regarding:

  • culturally relevant best practices with Indigenous people and communities (e.g., in education, health care, counselling and psychotherapy, etc.), ranging from general and organization-wide to specific individual or group case consultation;

  • complex, collective, and intergenerational trauma and associated concerns (e.g., addiction, suicide, medical issues;

  • decolonizing and Indigenizing processes at the individual, team, departmental, and/or organizational level (e.g., decolonizing/Indigenizing administrative procedures, Indigenous relational ethics and practices among and between stakeholders, decolonizing/Indigenizing components of the work environment, decolonizing/Indigenizing programming and direct service provision, decolonizing/Indigenizing leadership, etc.);

  • traditional and contemporary Indigenous and land-based program development that incorporates Indigenous best practices toward wellness and healing;

  • Indigenous-based program evaluation and report writing that specifically explores quality of Indigenous practices and programming;

  • organizational transformation based in Indigenous community-based knowledges;

  • navigating colonial systems and structures in order to best serve community desires;

  • undertaking reconciliation initiatives as individuals, teams, and/or organizations;

  • a variety of other topics and processes related to decolonizing, Indigenizing, reconciliation, and cultural competence* (please see definitions below).

at maskihkiy, we recognize the incredible value of Indigenous language speakers, knowledge holders and kihtehayak (Elders) specific to your community and/or the communities you serve. therefore, if appropriate to the nature of consultation services requested, we are happy to work in collaboration with your own local knowledge holders to tailor consultation even more specifically.

*the maskihkiy team challenges the Euro Western concept of cultural competence, instead approaching this work through a lens of cultural humility, appropriateness, and relevance. see definition below for more information.

what is decolonizing & Indigenizing?

what is reconciliation?

what is cultural humility?