As part of being an inclusive society, we actively work to build reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, cultures, and artists.
We gratefully acknowledge that the National Society of Intimacy Professionals lives and operates across Turtle Island; both on treaty lands within what is now known as Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto, and on stolen and unceded territory in what is now known as Vancouver.
Please refer to our team bios to see where our individual team members work and live.
- The National Society of Intimacy Professionals will educate and mandate training to all students, members, board members and volunteers with an introductory level of Indigenous history compiled and reviewed by Indigenous thought leaders and knowledge keepers.
- All self-determined intimacy directors and coordinators looking to partner with NSIP must demonstrate basic proficiency in Indigenous history through evidence of training in this area.
- NSIP professionals are expected to maintain a basic knowledge of current Indigenous statistics and cultural protocols related to their work as intimacy directors, intimacy coordinators, and administrators.
- NSIP will offer discounts on all workshops and training opportunities to all self-identified IBPOC individuals.
- NSIP will open workshops with a land acknowledgement (unless someone else desires to); this acknowledgement will come from a mindful and educated place.
- NSIP will open board meetings with an active question to its members on our engagement to the first people and their land.
Thank you to our Indigenous team members, colleagues, friends, and family for their guidance and support, including but not limited to Naheyawin, Evans LeLand Apsipistoo (Yellow Old Woman), and native-land.ca.
- Restor(y)ing:Indigenous consideration for staged intimacy.
- Nahanee Creative
- Indigenous Canada MOOC
- 94 Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission
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