This national webinar series provides an opportunity to share knowledge, experiences, and perspectives in support of collective efforts to strengthen Indigenous cultural safety across sectors.

Upcoming Webinar

Two Spirit and Indigiqueer cultural safety: Considerations for relational practice and policy

June 8, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:45 PM PST | 2:00PM - 3:45 PM EST


Dr. James Makokis
Medical Director, Shkaabe Makwa Centre for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Wellness, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH, Ontario)

Dr. Karina Walters
Associate Dean for Research, the Katherine Hall Chambers Scholar, and the Co-Director and Principal Investigator of the Indigenous Wellness Research Institute, University of Washington State

Circle Moderator:

Dr. Billie Allan
Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, University of Victoria
Chair, Thunderbird Circle - Indigenous Social Work Educators' Network (TC-ISWEN)

About the Presentation: In celebration of National Indigenous Month and Pride Month, the Indigenous Cultural Safety Webinar Series invites you to sit in circle with Dr. James Makokis and Dr. Karina Walters to reflect on our understandings of and contributions towards cultural safety for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples.  Drawing on examples from research, community organizing, ceremonial resurgence and frontline practice, our guests will share knowledge aimed at informing individual and collective efforts to ensure culturally safe access to healthcare, social services and other social institutions, as well as to community and ceremonial spaces and supports for Two Spirit and Indigiqueer peoples.  This webinar is meant to provide a foundation for additional webinars on Two Spirit and Indigiqueer cultural safety over the coming year.

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About the Series

The National Indigenous Cultural Safety (ICS) Learning Series is an ongoing series of webinars hosted by Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) Indigenous Health  (   The webinars are intended for people who wish to know more about Indigenous Cultural Safety and who may be working with Indigenous people in varying capacities across settings.  For more information about ICS programming, please go to the websites.


The Learning series is focused on exploring anti-Indigenous racism, discrimination and cultural safety and identifying how each informs our systems, why they persist, and how we can address them. Our goal is to facilitate opportunities for networking, collaboration and shared learning by bringing together key stakeholders from across Canada and internationally to explore, discuss, and learn about Indigenous Cultural Safety.

Advisory Circle

Our Advisory Circle is made up of a team of leaders from across disciplines who are committed to promoting Indigenous perspectives and addressing the inequities embedded within and across our systems. They work closely with our PHSA: Indigenous Health implementation team to bring this series of webinars to you. We thank them all for their many efforts and continued dedication to making these learning opportunities available.

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Funding for this web series is provided by the Provincial Health Services Authority of British Columbia.

Provincial Health Services Authority San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training

Makwa Well Living House WCH