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Module 11

Module XI is based on Dr. Martin Brokenleg’s Change Model as well as Belonging, Independence, Mastery & Generosity and

Medicine Wheel. Focuses on liberation and positive change model. Social skills development, stages of moral reasoning,

tools for ex-offenders and others to overcome barriers to work.

The philosophy embodied in this Circle of Courage Training is not only a cultural belonging of Indigenous peoples, but a cultural birthright for all the world’s citizens. Lacking a sense of self-worth, a young person from any cultural or family background is vulnerable to a host of social, psychological, and learning problems.

Preamble – This workshop is designed to support the Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice in achieving its goals of recidivism through engagement of Indigenous inmates into the workforce.  Canada’s Tribal Councils through its Employment and Training Services have the expertise to deliver services to First Nations and others who are seeking employment support.

The four basic components of self-esteem are significance, competence, power, and virtue. Traditional Indigenous educational practices addressed each of these four bases of self-worth:

  1. Mastery - Cognitive, physical, social & spiritual; having self-control, responsibility, striving to achieve personal goals. Competence and mastery ensured by guaranteed

  2. Belonging - Sense of community, loving others and being. Significance nurtured in a cultural milieu that celebrates the universal need for belonging

  3. Independence - Making one's own decisions & being responsible for failure or success, setting one's own goals, disciplining one's self. Power was fostered by encouraging the expression of being independent.

  4. Generosity - Looking forward to being able to contribute to others, be able to give cherished things. Virtue reflected in the pre-eminent value of generosity


The Objective:

  • Support employers in providing employment opportunities for incarcerated and recently released first nation individuals

  • Being familiar with motivational interviewing

  • Support inmates who may be on a “work crew” during incarceration maintain employment of find new employment following their release.

  • Support those inmates seeking employment following release along with their family members - in the transition from incarcerated living to community living


The Opportunity:

  • Connect labour ready inmates seeking a renewed start with employers

  • Remove transition barriers that inhibit incarcerated individuals from sustained employment

  • Using a holistic approach connect participants to their community and employment

  • Ensure potential employees are labour, with reduced barriers to success

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Dragon 9 Training Module XI (11),

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