2018 SFFA Pre-Conference Training: Caring for Aboriginal Children: A Cultural Curriculum

11:00pm , Thursday June 14 , DaVinci Room (Conference Level), Radisson Hotel, Saskatoon SK

Children are in the best position to thrive when they have a sense of identity and connection to culture. In the spirit of cross-cultural awareness, we offer this curriculum including the history, traditions and the richness of the Aboriginal people of Saskatchewan.

Your participation in this training will provide Aboriginal children in your care a gift that will bear fruit for a lifetime: the opportunity to begin the journey of knowing and understanding the Aboriginal way of being.

Presented by:
Mark Reyes, BISW


Cost per Attendee: $75.00 (training Friday only) 

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Competency-Based Approach

Caring for Aboriginal Children reflects the healthy mutual respect between the Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people of Saskatchewan derived from the Aboriginal Cultural Component document, which is a living document that was designed to introduce the teachings of Saskatchewan Elders and Aboriginal communities to participants. The Caring for Aboriginal Cultural Curriculum is designed to stand alone. It is also used as an additional session in the PRIDE CORE on-line Foster Parent Training Program.

Caring for Aboriginal Children - June 15

8:30 – 10:15 AM  Session 1
10:15 – 10:30 AM  Nutritional Break 
10:30 – Noon  Session 2
Noon – 1:00 PM  Lunch (included in registration)
1:00 – 2:30 PM
Session 3
2:30 – 2:45 PM  Nutritional Break 
2:30 – 5:00 PM  Session 4


Mark Reyes, BISW

Mark is a member of the Okanese First Nation and follows the traditional Cree culture. He is the husband of Barbara Reyes and father to six beautiful children. Mark was a PRIDE Consultant, Trainer for the Ministry of Social Services and the First Nation Child & Family Services Agency in Saskatchewan for close to ten years.

He was Chairperson of the sub-committee responsible for the development and implementation of the Saskatchewan Cultural Component and the Caring for Aboriginal Children digital module in Saskatchewan.

Currently, Mark has taken his knowledge and skills back to his home community of Okanese First Nation as Prevention Co-ordinator. He enjoys spending much of his time with his family hunting, fishing, attending ceremonies and all his children’s extracurricular activities.

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