Indigenous Protocols for Fundraisers

As we move forward towards truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples across what some refer to as Turtle Island (now known as Canada), we recognize the importance of learning from Indigenous communities to foster better relationships and honour their protocols as respectful visitors to their territories. The Indigenous Protocols for Fundraisers workshop shares a comprehensive understanding of the cultural practices and protocols for non-Indigenous individuals, recognizing that no two communities are the same.

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Explore fundamental protocols, including territory acknowledgements and traditional welcomes, while differentiating between the two
  • Delve into effective collaboration with Indigenous peoples by embracing their worldview, valuing and respecting the wisdom of Elders, and other essential aspects
  • Spend time talking and sharing
  • It is important to note that the workshop instructors approach this subject with humility and acknowledge that they do not possess exhaustive knowledge of all diverse Indigenous Peoples and cultures. However,
  • They bring a genuine spirit of curiosity, empathy, learning, lived and familial experiences to cultivate a safe and inclusive space for learning about Indigenous protocols.

To start us off in a good way, an Elder will join us to provide guidance and blessings.

Workshop Details

  • Suitable for: anyone looking for more guidance on Indigenous protocols in the non-profit industry
  • Commitment: 2 hours
  • Instructor: Nicole Taylor-Sterritt or Morgan Kalk (with Rowena Veylan)
  • Workshop size: maximum of 10
  • Format: this workshop is held over Zoom and a video connection is preferred (but not mandatory) for attendance
  • Investment: $90*

*The New School of Fundraising is committed to reducing barriers to access our programming. If you are unable to pay a registration fee please reach out directly to Rowena at to discuss options.

*a portion from each registration is provided to our guest speaker as an honorarium


Feb 02 2024


10:00 am - 12:00 pm



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