Delivering through an Indigenous Lens
At Ladders to Kindness Training,
we are all of Kwa'Kwa'kawakw' decent, and are actively involved in our culture.
Bringing our lived experiences as Indigenous people in this country, this work is personal. We have all built on our personal experiences with western education and we are all practitioners of our work.
Kindness, cultural safety and reconciliation are foundational steps in the right direction for our common humanity.
'Namwayut = We Are All One
GROWING LOVE FOR A LIVING
THIS IS US
Here to grow love
Owner & Lead Trainer
Hekwa’gila’ogwa, Shelley, has been immersed in the lessons and traditional ways of being of the Kwakwaka'wakw people since birth, and it has shaped who she is. With that foundation, she has done cultural exchanges throughout Turtle Island and the world.
She has been on her healing journey for 35 years and has combined her lived experience with education in the spiritual, physical, mental, and emotional well-being of people, families, and communities. She prides herself in holding safe space for people to learn, heal, grow and move forward in new ways - so that all of us can create a better world for the next generations - all together. Experiencing racism and inequality drives her passion for Lateral Kindness, Cultural Safety and Reconciliation.
After nine years helping Reconciliation Canada with their Community Engagement strategies and delivery, Shelley is excited to deepen the understanding of
NAMWAYUT = We Are All One
through Ladders to Kindness Training.
Donisha Bobbi-Jo Joseph
Kwinkwila'ogwa, Donisha Bobbi-Jo, has been born and raised in Kwakwaka'wakw culture and has a worldview steeped in ancient traditions.
For 9 years, Donisha helped to deliver youth workshops and initiatives at Reconciliation Canada, including participating in the creation of their Elders Video.
Donisha is on a continued path in education for coding with the goal of integrating our common humanity into programming.
Many know Donisha to always having a remarkable talent for recognizing what needs assessment and coaching others on best possible ways forward.
Combining our cultural way of life with her natural abilities and the infotech world, Donisha is a perfect fit for Ladders to Kindness Training.