Touchstones Dialogue Series

Join the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada and NICWA as they discuss the Touchstones of Hope, a movement to embed Indigenous ways of caring for children and families into child wellbeing systems, policies, and practices.  

This seven-part, bi-monthly, dialogue series invites Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from Canada and the United States to actively engage in learning about the Touchstones of Hope and topics related to each of the five principles: self-determination, holistic approach, culture and language, structural interventions and non-discrimination.  

Read more about the Touchstones of Hope.

 

About: Partnership   

NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of American Indian and Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. NICWA supports tribes in building the capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal levels. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare. 

The Caring Society is a national non-profit organization ensuring that First Nations children and their families have culturally based, and equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home and in their communities, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are and where they come from. 

 

Past Dialogues 

#1: Introduction to Touchstones

#2: Non-Discrimination Touchstone

#3: Self Determination (Pt. 1)

Upcoming Dialogues (dates subject to change) 

#4: Self-Determination (Pt.2) - Register

Tuesday, May 18, 2021  

10:00 - 11:30 pm PST / 1:00 - 2:30pm EST 

#5: Holistic Approach - Register

Tuesday, July 20, 2021  

10:00 - 11:30 pm PST / 1:00 - 2:30pm EST 

#6: Culture and Language - Register

Tuesday, September 21, 2021  

10:00 - 11:30 pm PST / 1:00 - 2:30pm EST 

#7: Structural Interventions - Register

Tuesday, November 16, 2021  

10:00 - 11:30 pm PST / 1:00 - 2:30pm EST