Welcome from your host: Tileah Drahm-Butler

Welcome from other First Nations Narrative Practitioners

Jonathan Morris:

Alberto Burgos:

Leonard Manuel:

Erica Lambert:


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  1. Tj

    Thank you everyone for your introductions
    I am Tj I am a Kuku Yalanji bama living here in FNQ on Gimuy Walubarra Yidinji country in cairns, I work within the justice system as a youthworker, keen to learn more about narrative practice and use this when engaging with young people

  2. Soraya Sek

    Thank you all for the introductions.
    I’m working in Far North Queensland, including in remote Aboriginal communities, with predominantly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth at risk of becoming entrenched in the justice system.
    I really appreciate the diverse cultural voices offered here, and have made special note of Leonard’s perspective around the approach of “separating the problem from the person”. Thanks again, and I look forward to learning and improving my practice!

  3. Kathryn Polidano

    Thank you so much for this opportunity to learn more about narrative therapies and the healing role they can play.

  4. Andrew Mayes

    G’day. Thank you for allowing public access to this module. I was exposed to Narrative therapy in my Masters of Counselling Degree and am interested in learning more about Narrative Therapy and how to enhance my practice with first nation people.

  5. BillieJean

    Hi everyone, thank you for your introductions. I am really looking forward to learning more about narrative therapy.

  6. BarbBei

    What a fantastic opportunity to connect. My background is Brazilian with Indigenous roots. I believe Narrative Therapy is to tell your story, find your connections along the way, using your own words, and making sense of it all.

  7. Julene Pommert

    Oki! Thank you, Everyone. I am honored to be here with you all virtually, and humbled at your generosity. I am Blackfoot and white, and in WA state, serving as a counselor with POC and white people, as well as teaching at a Native American institute and at a local high school.

  8. Anna Quon

    Hi there! I am a friend of Nanci Lee’s in Nova Scotia- a mixed-race, middle-aged Mad woman, writer and workshop facilitator. I am looking forward to learning how to decolonize my own story! and perhaps for a window on other people’s stories that I haven’t looked through yet, one that I may be able to help open for them too!

  9. Andrea Desjardins

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in this course from N’Swakamok (Sudbury, Ontario, Canada) in the territory of the Anishinaabe people. I am mental health peer support worker who is preparing to start my Masters of Social Work studies and am excited to learn from you.

    1. Cheryl Porter-Pedras

      Hi Andrea
      I am a Wiridjuri woman from Australia and just wanted to say I lived in Sudbury for 10 yrs and I so appreciated the culture of the first nations people. I am back in Australia now but miss Northern Ontario -Sudbury so much, such a big but little world and our connections to country good luck with your studies….

  10. Maejoy Obach

    I’m a provisional psychologist who works with young people aged 12-25 of diverse backgrounds and cultures in NSW Australia. I look forward to learning about how I can integrate storytelling into healing, particularly for the First Nations people of Australia. Thank you for sharing this valuable resource!

  11. Gina Bundle

    Hello Everyone. I am looking forward to doing this

  12. Jo Kelly

    Thanks for the welcome Tileah. I am a proud Dunghutti woman, living and working on Dunghutti country in Kempsey NSW and excited about learning more about Narrative Therapy as a tool to help heal our communities.

  13. Evie McRae

    Very excited to have the opportunity to learn more and participate in this course. I am a dual national – Scottish/Australian and I am a spiritual storyteller/ghostwriter/writer/Author and Akashic practitioner/healer and I want to learn more about the First Nations – from all over the world. Thank you.

  14. Lennie Hsiao

    Thank you to the Narrative Therapy community. My name is Lennie Hsiao. I am currently a filmmaker/storyteller and I also have a Neuroscience background. I am a Taiwanese American who was born and raised in the States. Recently, I’ve discovered my Polynesian ancestors that originate from Taiwan. I know that I am also Manchurian that has origins in the Siberian/Mongolian regions and I have ancestors that practiced shamanism. I particularly interested in decolonizing the story.

  15. Lennie Hsiao

    Hello to Narrative Therapy Community. I am a Taiwanese American who recently discovered my Polynesian roots from the Island of Taiwan and also Monogolian roots from the Siberian Manchuria region. I have studied being a Neuroscientist but I’m particularly interested in learning more about therapy and counseling through storytelling. Thank you for having me!

  16. Yolanda Chavez Leyva

    I am thrilled to have found this course and to begin this journey. I am Indigenous from northern Mexico on my mother’s side and European/ Indigenous from the southern U.S. on my paternal side. I am an oral historian as well, interviewing refugees from Central America. I think this will enrich my ability to create relationships with the people I speak with. Thank you for creating this!

  17. Tracey Kotz

    Thank you for providing this course I am looking forward to putting into practice what I learn from this course and how it relates to my work. I believe this is the foundation for further study in narrative therapy

  18. catherine.d.egan@det.nsw.edu.au

    Thank you for the opportunity to participate in the course.
    I am a Kamilaroi Woman from NSW and work for the NSW Department of Education.
    My reason for participating in the course is for my own healing and to support the healing of the students, parents and community in which I work.

  19. Nanci Lee

    Thank you Tileah, Johnathan, Alberto, Leonard, Erica and hello all,

    I’m Nanci Lee, Chinese-Syrican adult educator from K’jipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada), the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the M’ikmaq people. Grateful for these teachings and that it is so widely accessible.

    Interested to learn more about narrative practice including how narratives support and perhaps frustrate community healing.

  20. Theresa Beetham

    Thank you for this opportunity to participate in this course. I working in Derby WA and very keen to learn more about how narrative therapy is used with healing by and with First Nations peoples.

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