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Rain Daniels is Anishinaabekwe, is a member of the Saugeen Nation in Ontario, and was born in QayQayt territory. She lives on unceded xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) territory.
Supporting principled engagement with Indigenous People is the focus of Rain’s work. By engaging non-Indigenous People in a critical exploration of the social and systemic forces informing relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, participants make deeper connections of their role in system change, and just relations.
Rain’s consulting career has included 20 years of working in community development and social justice for Indigenous People, with a number of government and educational organizations, including UBC and the City of Vancouver. For seven years, she served as lead facilitator, trainer and mentor for the Provincial Health Services Authority San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Program.
More recently, Rain has been leading Principled Engagement with Indigenous People, a participatory workshop offered in universities, unions and other organizations. At SFU, she brings her extensive experience in social justice and community development to her role as a curriculum developer and instructor in both the Dialogue and Civic Engagement Certificate and Leadership Essentials Certificate programs.