We're Naheyawin, an Indigenous-owned social enterprise founded by siblings Jacquelyn and Hunter Cardinal in amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton, Alberta).
Driven by our passion for Indigenous perspectives, storytelling, and education, our goal is to nurture harmonious relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Our unique approach has positively impacted various organizations, helping them enhance their diversity and inclusion strategies.
explore our courses
Empower yourself with our range of self-paced, online courses, designed to deepen understanding, spark conversation, and promote empathy and allyship.
Looking for solutions for your organization or team? Contact us!
Foundations, our introductory Indigenous awareness training course, offers an engaging and informative exploration of Indigenous history and cultures. This one-hour, self-paced online course equips you with essential knowledge and insights to begin your journey to fostering positive change.
Working on Indigenous Lands
Prepare your team for working on or near Indigenous lands by equipping them with vital knowledge of respectful practices and treaty rights. This 40-minute self-paced, online course covers Indigenous customs, legal history, and practical tips for respectful engagement.
Simpcw First Nation
In partnership with Simpcw First Nation, this one-hour course provides essential insights into the Simpcw people's history, culture, and values. Strengthen your team's understanding of Indigenous perspectives and facilitate successful collaboration.
discover our services
Naheyawin offers an array of customized services to complement our online courses, providing tailored solutions and immersive experiences for a holistic journey of transformation.
We understand that every organization has distinct needs when it comes to leadership and staff training.
Our Custom Training programs offer a personalized approach, including in-person or virtual live delivery, online self-paced training, and immersive cultural experiences, such as traditional ceremonies or retreats. We work collaboratively with you through discovery, crafting, and delivery to ensure effective outcomes aligned with your goals.
Expand your team’s horizons with our carefully curated experiences, including ceremonies and retreats designed to foster a deeper understanding of Indigenous traditions and cultures.
We guide you through the entire process, from discovery and planning to seamless delivery, ensuring a meaningful and memorable learning experience for your organization.
Transform your organization’s approach to incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing and being into your work with targeted coaching sessions led by our expert team.
Whether you're looking to achieve a specific goal or seeking assistance in defining your objectives, we offer a flexible, results-driven approach tailored to your organization's needs. Through expert advice and hands-on support, we empower and guide you on your path to success.
We are honoured to have collaborated with businesses, organizations, and institutions across Turtle Island, assisting them on their path toward reconciliation and understanding. Here's what some of them have to say about their experiences working with Naheyawin.
"Naheyawin's training not only expanded our team's understanding of Indigenous history and cultures but also brought us closer as a team. The storytelling approach they use is truly captivating and promotes empathy and meaningful conversations among our staff. I can't recommend Naheyawin enough for any organization looking to enhance their work."
"Our organization has worked with Naheyawin for several years, and their coaching services have played a vital role in helping us better incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing and being into our work. Their expert guidance and unwavering support have been invaluable as we continually strive to improve our relationships and collaborations with Indigenous communities. We are deeply grateful for Naheyawin's expertise and dedication, and we look forward to our continued partnership."
"Naheyawin created a custom training program for us, and the experience was invaluable. Their ability to tailor the training to our organization's specific needs while staying true to Indigenous teachings and values was impressive. The immersive cultural experiences they organized for our team truly opened our eyes to the beauty and richness of Indigenous culture, leaving a lasting impact on us all."