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The Box & The Circle 

Facilitator Training


March 15, 2024

9:00 am to 4:30 pm



Venue: Holiday Inn Express Winnipeg Airport    

          1740 Ellice Ave, Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0B3


This one-day workshop is for those who meet the protocols around the exercise and who wish to strengthen their work with Indigenous people. It is a spiritually-centered day that includes the story of how the exercise was created, tools for facilitating the exercise, suggestions for creatively using it, and insightful information that can be included when delivering it. The day closes in a ceremony.

This one-day workshop presents the two worldviews: Indigenous and Euro-Canadian/mainstream.  It informs the participants of the key components of each worldview. Roles, responsibilities, relationships, and gender of the Indigenous circle worldview will be reviewed.  Communication, protocols, and politics of the traditional circle will also be presented. This experiential exercise will give participants information to use in their own

daily interactions and work.



  • Personal knowledge of the two worldviews:  Indigenous and Euro-Canadian/Mainstream

  • Willing to practice Indigenous protocol in naming the teacher and preserving its spiritual centre

  • To be shared orally and never written down

  • Strong facilitation skills which include providing group safety, being comfortable and attuned with emotional responses, andhaving a knowledge of self-regulation tools.

Who Should Attend? 

  • This training is open to everyone who has attended the two-day workshop.


Jann Derrick PhD, RMFT

Jann has been in practice as a Registered Family Therapist since 1978. She closed the clinical part of her practice in March 2013 in order to devote her time to mentoring and teaching, writing and support of service delivery to Indigenous communities.

Jann is of Mohawk ancestry and specializes in working with Indigenous Families and events that have impacted them ~  Historical Trauma, Residential School, and the intergenerational impacts of both.


Jann did pioneering therapy work with residential school survivors in Lytton, B.C. in the 1980s. She has worked at Round Lake Treatment Centre as a clinical supervisor, a trainer of Drug and Alcohol counsellors, and as a therapist in the Centre’s innovative Trauma Recovery Program for Native Trauma. She facilitated a National Aboriginal Focus Group that created a Code of Ethics for the Aboriginal Healing Foundation.  Jann has contributed to the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Commission and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  She continues to offer clinical supervision to multiple Indigenous agencies, as well as provide information to governments and policymakers on Indigenous social development and healing recovery.

As a Registered Family Therapist, Jann is a Clinical Fellow and a Supervisor Mentor in the Canadian Registry of Family Therapists. She is also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association.

She presents workshops and training throughout Canada and internationally in the USA, Australia and New Zealand.

FEE: $250  plus GST

REGISTRATION Please email us if you are interested in the Facilitator Training. 

The workshop starts at 9:00 am

The workshop ends at 4:30 pm


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