PAR Training

  • Indigenous Protocol Consultation

    In this online course, Indigenize your worldviews and expand your current knowledge about working respectfully and confidently with Elders, or Knowledge & Wisdom Keepers. Learn traditional protocols about how to approach, invite and include these significant guests in your workplace experience. Set the appropriate tone at your company meetings and functions, as you create and utilize traditional and territorial land acknowledgements with assurance, wherever you might be.

  • Introduction to Smudging

    This online course offers practical tools for understanding and utilizing the ancient wisdom of smudging. At completion, participants will have gained an appreciation of the four common medicines used by the Indigenous Peoples across Turtle Island. Learn how to smudge; where, when, and why it deserves a place in your personal and professional experience. Lead your team in providing this significant component of cultural sensitivity, while exploring its historical, legal and current context in the workplace.

  • Indigenous Worldview & Philosophies

    Allow this course to invite you into a deeper understanding of Indigenous worldviews and philosophies. Inform your professional interactions, practise and workplace environment with a historical and contemporary framework that underpins the strengths and belief systems of the Peoples of Turtle Island. The Medicine Wheel Philosophy will instruct each participant on the connection between Indigenous identity, culture, personal and societal value systems as represented in the Circle of Life.

  • How to Ally with Indigenous Peoples

    As more and more of us confront the fact that the world is not equitable for all, it is crucial to understand allyship and reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples. In this powerful course, learn in a non-colonized way about The Doctrine of discovery, Terra Nullius, The Indian Act, Reservations, The Pass System, Treaties, Residential Schools, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, and The Four Sacred Gifts for all Humanity. This course is, factual, and authentic using video and audio technology, offering a wholistic learning opportunity incorporating all four aspects of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Emphasis will be placed on learning the history you didn't learn in the regular school system. This course includes a training manual called Everyday Acts of Reconciliation within ​The Medicine Wheel Framework.

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Introducing Bear Standing Tall & Associates

    • Module Intro

    • Course Outline

    • Learning Objectives

    • Pre-Test

  • 2

    Module One: The East

    • Module One: The East

    • The Four Sacred Medicines

    • Tobacco

    • Tobacco Quiz

    • Cedar

    • Cedar Quiz

    • Sage

    • Sage Quiz

    • Sweetgrass

    • Sweetgrass Quiz

    • Introduction to Smudging

    • Smudging Question

    • Introduction to Smudging Manual

  • 3

    Module Two: The South

    • Learning Outcomes

    • Meet Fred and Freida

    • Fred’s Tacky Tie Video

    • Fred's Tacky Tie Quiz

    • Pow Wow

    • Pow Wow Quiz

    • Lunch N" Learn

    • Lunch N' Learn Quiz

    • Watch video on Cultural Sensitivity: “The Do’s and Don’t’s of Cultural Sensitivity” - learn how to be culturally sensitive:

    • How to Ally with Indigenous Peoples: 300 Everyday Acts of Reconciliation within ​The Medicine Wheel Framwork

  • 4

    Module Four: The West

    • Learning Outcomes:

    • Who is an Elder?

    • Elder? Quiz

    • Protocol

    • Protocol Quiz

    • How to make a Tobacco Tie

    • Tobacco Tie Quiz

    • Care and Monetary Offerings for an Indigenous Elder

    • Care, Monetary Offerings Indigenous Elders Quiz

    • Indigenous Protocol Consultation Manual

  • 5

    Module Four: The North

    • Module Four: The North

    • In The Beginning

    • 15,000 Years Ago - until contact. Across 'Turtle Island' or North America.

    • 1493 The Doctrine of Discovery and Terra Nullius: Spain

    • Did You Know? Pope VI

    • Doctrine of Discovery Quiz

    • Did You Know?

    • The Royal Proclamation of 1763

    • Did You Know?

    • Doctrine of Discovery Quiz

    • Residential Schools

    • “Into the West - Carlisle Indian School” - A video clip from TNT’s mini-series “Into the West” showing what young Native American children went through in the name of assimilation.

    • Residential Schools Quiz

    • 1876 The Indian Act is First Passed

    • 1960s The Sixties/Millennial Scoop

    • 1996 Punnichy, Saskatchewan

    • 2008 Truth and Reconciliation Commission is Formed

    • Quiz Truth and Reconciliation Commision

    • The Government of Canada Apologizes

    • Currant Statistics

    • Indigenous Worldview & Philosophies (Introduction to The Medicine Wheel)

  • 6

    Post Survey

    • Post Test

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