The Calgary Journal
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Sometimes, when journalists bring people together for a potentially difficult conversation, it takes time for participants to open up. But, when the Calgary Journal invited three people to speak about Indigenous childcare issues, they launched into a powerful conversation without any prompting.

Many people want to be an ally to the Indigenous community but often don’t know where to start. They may not know what the correct terminology is or what sorts of questions should be asked and avoided.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Action Research describes non-Indigenous allies as people who, “Recognize the unearned privilege they receive from society’s patterns of injustice and take responsibility for changing these patterns.”

Audra Foggin, a Sixties Scoop survivor who teaches social work at Mount Royal University (MRU), believes the best way to unlock understanding and healing surrounding intergenerational trauma is through inclusive, open conversation.

People think friendship is easy and something everyone figures out by elementary school. Unfortunately, this isn't always the case. Many people struggle with unhealthy friendships well into adulthood. The Canadian Mental Health Association runs the Art of Friendship, a free course for Calgarians to learn skills for developing healthy friendships.