Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 13:00

Initiatives of Change Canada presents the event series:                                           

Circles on Indigenous Worldviews -

Residential Schools and Generational Trauma


  Saturday, May 21st, 2022

  1pm ET, 11am MT and 10am PT

As a contribution to the learnings and understandings between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, Initiatives of Change Canada is hosting a series of virtual events entitled ‘Circles on Indigenous Worldviews’.

Following on the October launch event about ‘Treaties’, and another in December for the Blanket Exercise, we invite you to participate in a conversation with Elder Tina Poucette Fox and her son Trent Fox.

Elder Tina Poucette Fox is a residential school survivor and will talk about her personal experience and how the discovery of the unmarked graves at Tk'emlups te Secwepemc (Kamloops), affected her as a survivor. Trent Fox will talk about generational trauma and how experience continues to impact Indigenous societies today.

ElderTina worked for a number of years as a Certified Nursing Aide (now LPN) in her younger years and then  returned to her home at Stoney Nakoda First Nation in 1967. She has held a variety of positions there and in 1976 was elected to Band Council,  becoming the first woman to have this honour. In 2003 she earned her undergraduate degree in Indigenous Counselling and has worked at Stoney Education Authority since then.

Trent Fox grew up also at Stoney Nakoda First Nation and attended school there. In 1996, Trent participated in a training course run by Initiatives of Change and at that time was made more aware of the colonization process in Indigenous history and Indigenous/non-Indigenous relationships. Later Trent attended the Universities of Calgary and  Brandon, earning a degree in Native Studies. He also earned a Masters of Education degree. He was Program Manager for the Wesley Band for 12 years and now operates Îethka Îabi Institute (Stoney Nakoda Institute) as an independent non-profit organization.


Please join us virtually on Saturday, May 21st at 1pm ET, 11am MT and 10am PT.  

•      The event will be a maximum of 90 minutes with a chance to join the conversation.

•      Please register in advance for this event HERE.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.


What wisdom can a crocus possibly offer a survivor of the Indian Residential School system? Just ask Stoney Nakoda First Nation Elder Tina Poucette Fox.


Circles on Indigenous Worldviews is a volunteer driven initiative sponsored by Initiatives of Change Canada. You can help us run future Circles by giving what you can on CanadaHelps.


Watch for more events in our series Circles on Indigenous Worldviews in 2022, as part of IofC Canada’s commitment to promote learning and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.