Cultural Safety Workshop

June 14, 2010

Arts Atrium
University of British Columbia Okanagan

Representatives from Interior Health, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Métis Community Services of British Columbia, First Nation Friendship Centre, University of British Columbia Okanagan, Okanagan Indian Band and Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Opening and Closing Prayer: Okanagan Elders Eric MItchell and Chris Marchand


  1. Consultation for Cultural Safety in the Okanagan Valley Project
  2. Cultural Safety training module with instructor Ms. Dianne Wepa


  • Cultural Safety Workshop Presentation by Dianne Wepa (Part 1 | Part 2)

Special Thank You to: Kekuli Cafe – Aboriginal Foods and Catering, Westbank, British Columbia

In Memory of Ethan Baptiste

Ethan BaptisteEthan qəymaxqən Baptiste, one of the Okanagan Nation’s prominent young leaders and intellectuals passed away suddenly on June 8, 2010. A father of three and mentor to many, Ethan combined his pursuit of academics with a passion for his people and culture. A PhD candidate at UBC Okanagan, Ethan taught courses, served on university committees including the Aboriginal Strategic Plan Committee. His mother, Maxine Baptiste, is a member of the Faculty of Education.