Parenting isn’t about control it’s about presenting opportunities for growth. Love will always be important but in order to grow children need support and the opportunity to explore. To explore their environment, to explore their communication, to explore their emotions, and to explore their relationships. Support is essential for growth.

Key Resources

Fatherhood is Forever – National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health 

Native American Fatherhood and Families Association  

BC Aboriginal Child Care Society 

Presenter Bio

Duane is a member of the Gitanmaax nation of Old Hazelton, and proud father to Caleb, Cooper, and Jamie, and 27 year partner to Christine. Duane received his certification in Early Childhood Educator through the Native Education College and has been using that understanding to advocate for children and families, work with understandings of men’s wellness, and support frontline resource workers engaging vulnerable demographics. Duane received his Provincial Instructors Diploma from Vancouver Community College and is currently enrolled in the Masters of Arts in Leadership at Royal Roads University.