Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun: One Heart, One Mind Learning Series

VIU Learning Series Aims to Help People Understand Indigenous Perspectives

Organized by the Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement, the free sessions are open to community

A unique learning series designed by Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Office of Aboriginal Education and Engagement invites community to join the conversation about reconciliation.

The Na’tsa’ maht Shqwaluwun: One Heart, One Mind learning series includes a range of half-day, full-day and multiple-day education sessions taking place throughout the school year that are free and open to all interested faculty, staff, students and community members.

From learning the importance of protocol for local First Nations communities, to a deeper discussion about reconciliation, to an Indigenous Book Circle, the series offers people a variety of ways to learn more about Indigenous perspectives – and engage with others.

“They offer different points of entry for people to come and have a conversation,” says Dr. Sharon Hobenshield, VIU’s Director of Aboriginal Education and Engagement.

“The One Heart, One Mind series is an opportunity to build relationships, which is at the heart of what reconciliation is all about.”

To view the full list of educational experiences available this year, please visit the Office of Indigenous Education and Engagement