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Catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives & impacts with workshop facilitation, transformative organizational development, decolonizing workbooks & communication design grounded in Squamish Matriarchy

A Foundation of Cultural Safety as Pre-work

As a decolonial public service AND to support everyone to work with Indigenous Peoples in a good way, we have created a three part Interactive Introduction to Cultural Safety. This mini-course include three videos, downloadable PDF handouts, and links to other resources that will introduce you or your organization to the main concepts of Cultural Protocols, Cultural Empathy and Cultural Safety.

As a mini-course, we provide the inspiration, vocabulary and teachings you will need to complete our interactive Cultural Safety Plan - included as a download when you complete the course - which we ask you to fill out before booking workshops or consulting with us.

This new pre-work is a way for us to share pre-requisite knowledge while also filtering out organizations who aren’t at the level of decolonial commitment we are looking for. And most importantly, the pre-work will help us ensure cultural safety for the Indigenous team at Nahanee Creative and, hopefully, others too.

You can, of course, keep going deeper with Cultural Safety education but these mini-courses will set a strong foundation for your continued learning while getting you started in 60 minutes or less.

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Nahanee Creative Client Journey

Whether you are just getting started or are deep into decolonizing practices for yourself and/or your organization, we’ve mapped a few different paths you can take with us. Through our workbooks and on-demand mini-courses, you can start unlearning supremacy today. Through our experiential workshops and facilitated dialogues, you start with completing a Cultural Safety Plan (with our support) and then work with our team to schedule one of our award-winning offerings.


Getting Started:
(for you and/or your team)

Start with our workbooks, on-demand courses and teaching graphics on IG to strengthen your foundation as you integrate decolonizing practices into your daily life.

Decolonize First, a liberating guide & workbook for peeling back the layers of neocolonialism.

Decolonize …, a recalibrating guide and workbook for unlearning supremacy & other colonial impacts (pre-sale, coming soon)

Cultural Safety, an Interactive Introduction, an On-Demand mini-course for individuals and teams

Territorial Acknowledgments, an Interactive Introduction, an On-Demand mini-course course for individuals and teams (pre-sale, coming soon)


Strengthening Commitment:
(for teams)

Our award-winning workshops are designed for teams who have knowledge of colonial impacts, which we call “moving beyond neocolonial denial”, and who are wanting to take next steps with anti-racism, equity and inclusion.

Live (virtual) Workshops Including:*

Youth-Led Digital Decolonizing Practices

Medicine Wheel & Buffalo Visioning

Territorial Acknowledgements Awareness Session

Facilitated Cultural Safety (coming soon…)

*To book any of these workshops, it is required that your organization has completed the On-Demand Interactive Introduction to Cultural Safety and submit a Cultural Safety Plan.


Decolonizing Implementation:
(for our current & past clients)

Our aim is to support organizations to answer the question “what now?” in this age of reconciliation and reckoning. We focus on decolonizing practices first which includes unpacking complicity in settler colonialism in a good way, grounded in Squamish teachings & matriarchy.

This is a new facilitated dialogue we designed to support organizations to implement your giveaways and move forward with decolonial tools to embed critical analytical frameworks into your organizational planning.

Decolonizing Implementation - Follow Up**

**this is an optional add-on for any organization that is booking any of our live workshops, or who have participated in our workshops in the past.

Please note, this facilitated planning dialogue is already included in the three-part Decolonize First Organizational Development offering.

Meet Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Founder & CEO


Ta7talíya is a Sḵwx̱wú7mesh decolonial facilitator and strategist, catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives and impacts through design, communications and engagement. Her deeply personal and heart-centred work culminates her experience as: an Indigenous mother, a serial entrepreneur, an East Van punk, a Squamish critical scholar, a radical creative director and Matriarchal change maker. Her approaches & creations are woven together with the teachings of her Elders, her Nation, her Ancestors & her connection to the shared territory of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) & səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.

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“unique and necessary”

“Dear Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee,
Thank you for the years of learning, work and good writing and teaching that has resulted in a body of work that I found complex and accessible, practical and challenging - unique and necessary. Upon entering the course, I was immediately helped by seeing Decolonizing in relationship with Indigenizing, Reconciling and Self-Actualizing - and for the background materials you provided for each area. Thank you for your image with the 4 aspects. Learning in context is so important - and this gave me a much more complete picture to deepen my journey of learning.”

— Stina

“everything was given great care”

“I attended Decolonize First as part of my professional development work this year and it was such a great experience. The content was excellent and what really stood out was how the course was put together. It was so well thought out, utilized a number of different learning formats, shared voices, and offered a lot of collaborative learning - everything was given great care. I can't say enough good things about how impactful it was. I wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone embarking on personal or professional development to build their decolonial muscles.”

— Delanie Dyck

“She walks the talk”

“Ta7talíya Michelle is an awesome facilitator. What stood out to us the most was how she created a safe and open space to learn about complex and difficult-to-talk-about concepts. The activities not only challenged us but served to bring our team together in an incredibly meaningful way. She walks the talk, modelling leadership and care and showing that decolonization starts with each one of us. The Decolonizing Practices workshop energized the conversation in our office and provided a framework for reflecting on ourselves and our professional practices. Thanks Ta7talíya!”

Marina Jozipovic, MES, Urban Systems

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