Indigenous Community of Practice

“Communities hold the knowledge to improve and sustain health and wellness; they’ve been doing public health, always.”

– Forum Participant, August 2016

Join an Indigenous Community of Practice

Seven Directions Team, 2019.

A community of practice is an approach to learning where members share best practices and deepen their knowledge through interaction on an ongoing basis.  

Communities of practice have existed for as long as people have been learning and sharing their knowledge and experience through storytelling. Like our elders who pass down their knowledge and wisdom through stories, a community practice is innately Indigenous. It is a group of people who share a common concern, passion, craft, profession, or set of challenges, and come together to fulfill individual and group goals.

Those who are part of our community of practice benefit in the following ways:

  • Connect with people who you might not interact with frequently or at all.
  • Generate and explore ideas in a collaborative environment.
  • Solve challenging problems through dialogue and exchange.
  • Create new, mutually beneficial opportunities to network with others.
  • Contribute your individual strengths to support a collective vision.

Join a Community of Practice

Complete the form below and our staff will contact you with more information. The following questions help us get to know you and how we can best support your Gathering Grounds community of practice experience.

Thank you for your interest in Indigenous Communities of Practice!

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