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Empowering First Nations People for Unexpected Gatherings by Alabama Bressette – ISN Maskwa

June 30, 2024

A key to success is believing in and trusting your new brothers and sisters when you join the team within ISN Maskwa. The courses offered to First Nations peoples are intended to ensure and provide knowledge into both fields of Emergency Management and the duties of a Community Support Personal (CSP) for unexpected gatherings.

The first lesson learned within this company; we are a family. It feels like all employees of Maskwa work with the kindness of their hearts and bring a special attribute we all have in us – respect and resiliency. Working alongside individuals that share the same passion, truly fills your soul with empowerment and hope for First Nations working alongside each other during emergencies into the future.

From day one of the journey at training there is a positive reaction that causes a spark in you that makes you see and want to be a part of the change that ISN Maskwa is providing across the Nation. There are many deceptions of what native communities look like “natives are all the same”. Due to this stigma and lack of education, native peoples on/off community are subjected to racism, disrespect, and sometimes harassment. It appears to be normalized in our lives. This is my story of working with ISN Maskwa and why I want to be a part of the change Maskwa is contributing to First Nations Peoples across Canada.

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