At our September “Conversations with Change Practitioners” we were invited to share our knowledge and experience around the following topic:

In November 2019 the BC provincial government passed the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (Declaration Act) into law signaling an intention to work differently with indigenous people. In May 2021, the remains of 215 children found buried at a former residential school in Kamloops and the many revelations that have followed, have prompted people, organizations and government to confront the legacy of the residential school system, renewing motivation for people to learn and have dialogue on reconciliation, healing and the way we engage with indigenous communities.

Using a W3 process from Liberating Structures we explored working with indigenous communities.

What: What happened? What are we noticing in your organizations or client work?

So What: Why is this important? What are the implications for you, your organization, or the ACMP Community?

Now What: What action might make sense for you, your organization, or the ACMP Community?

My “now what” was a call to action to read the “Calls to Action” from the Truth and Reconciliation report. The link is attached below and I invite you to read it too if you haven’t already.

Grace McKeown

President, ACMP Greater Vancouver Chapter