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Self-Location Guide

Posted on Dec 31 at 3:36pm

Indigenous-based methods are about how you can approach your work with a relational lens. To incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and being into RECOVER, we try to centre intentional relationship-ing. This means it is important to become conscious of how we are carrying ourselves in relation to the communities served and incorporated. 

Self-location is a tool that allows us to acknowledge the historical, social, and cultural contexts that shape and story our lives. Acknowledging the lens through which we see the world allows us to unpack our own assumptions and our power to make meaningful change in the lives of others. Using this tool is as simple as introducing yourself in a way that many Indigenous peoples do — by telling the story of where and who you come from beginning with your grandparents or great-grandparents. 

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