Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

Today’s blog post is from graphic recorder Tiaré Jung. Thanks for sharing your reflections, Tiaré!   “2019 marked my 3rd year working as a graphic recorder – and I wanted to highlight a project from the past 50+ amazing collaborations across Canada on Indigenous land. Here’s a reflection on how graphic recording visuals can bring so … Read more Graphic Recording for Building Indigenous Energy Self-Determination Across Distant & Remote Communities

Integral Facilitation – 10 Directions program notebook

This year, I’m enrolled in an Integral Facilitation intensive certification, led by Diane Hamilton and Ten Directions faculty. The first part was a heart-opening, rewarding, intensive week of training in Budapest. Since facilitation questions are also questions about life and being human, here’s part of my personal sketchbook. What has brought me here is two … Read more Integral Facilitation – 10 Directions program notebook

Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

Hello from above the Arctic Circle! I was recently in Colville Lake, NWT for a Public Listening session about caribou: Sahtú Ragóɂa (Harvest Law) and Approaches to Wildlife Harvesting. The event was a formal 3-day hearing about changes to caribou management, and it was featured in two CBC news stories. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/graphic-recording-caribou-hearings-1.5442034   Graphic recording is … Read more Drawing 30 hours of caribou hearings in the NWT – CBC story

Year in Review – 2019 at Drawing Change

It was a big year for our small team at Drawing Change – here’s our Year in Review! As the decade comes to a close, we have lots to be thankful for. Graphic recorders and facilitators travelled to 4 continents, 5 countries, 5 Canadian provinces and 3 territories, 6 US States, and many Indigenous and … Read more Year in Review – 2019 at Drawing Change

Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Trusted data comes in many forms. And trusted data can be qualitative, quantitative – and visual. This month, the Environmental Stewardship Initiative invited graphic recording to its Technical Conference – to help make visible many of the connections, goals, and collaborative design that are hallmarks of the ESI’s success. “ESI is a true collaboration between … Read more Graphic Recording to Support the Environmental Stewardship Initiative

Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

The First Nations Major Projects Coalition (FNMPC) works to enhance the economic well-being of its members, with the recognition that economic strength can only grow through rich culture, language, and the expression of traditional laws. The FNMPC’s annual report was just released and we’re honoured to be noted in the contributions for the graphic recording … Read more Graphic Recording for Engagement and Reports – FNMPC

Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Graphic recorders Michelle Buchholz and Tiaré Lani Kela Jung from Drawing Changed teamed up with diversity and equity consultant Cicely Blain at STRATAGEM. It was a 2.5 day summit that “takes diversity and inclusion to the next level – infusing timely political discourse with courageous social justice knowledge”. Today, we’re highlighting Tiaré Jung’s awesome graphic … Read more Graphic recording Intersectionality and Black Feminism by Tiaré Jung at Stratagem

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Listening to One Another to Grow Strong (LTOA) is a community-driven and culturally-adapted mental health program for Indigenous youth and their families. Here’s a recent project by Indigenous graphic recorder, Michelle Buchholz (Wet’suwet’en) that amplifies their amazing work with visuals! Graphic Recording Studio Project To better enable feedback from multiple participants, researchers, and people involved, … Read more Listening to One Another to Grow Strong – Graphic Recording by Michelle Buchholz

Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

This October was all about training new visual facilitators! From Vancouver BC to Inuvik in the Arctic Circle, we helped new visual practitioners to blossom, uncover their gifts, bring their whole selves into graphic facilitation training – and help transform meetings one room at a time.  Art is a way into healing and connection. Time … Read more Training new Graphic Facilitators from Vancouver to Inuvik

Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

The Council of Ministers of Education Canada, Elders and students, gathered on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations in July 2018 for an important symposium about Indigenizing Teacher Education. Sam from Drawing Change was there to provide graphic recording throughout the event. His role was to witness, listen deeply, and … Read more Indigenizing Teacher Education – Supported by Graphic Recording

Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority and the DUDES Club have a brilliant path forward to help men connect to their whole selves. Their health and wellness models ask men, in a non-judgemental way, to “put your armour down”, and build a movement for Indigenous men’s wellness. “Four years ago there were less than a handful … Read more Supporting Indigenous Men’s Health in the North with FNHA

October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

Do you spend a lot of your time in meetings wondering, “What is this meeting about? Is this the best use of our time?” Actually, it’s not – and Drawing Change can show you a better way. We want you to create meetings with more belonging and connection – using visual facilitation. Our foundational training … Read more October Graphic Facilitation Training Workshop – Vancouver Canada

Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Last month, Drawing Change posted a friendly question on social media: What’s your favourite community agreement, for meetings? The responses were so thoughtful and empowering, they had to be shared widely.  As opposed to “ground rules”, a community agreement is often formed by the group at the beginning of a meeting (there’s a twist on … Read more Co-creating community agreements in meetings

Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

At Drawing Change, we believe in growing the field of graphic recording and visual facilitation with an equity lens. Our Community Scholar program is a commitment to holding spaces for people working in community, grassroots, and social justice movements. This year, we have two sets of workshops (May & October 2019), which means we get … Read more Meet Drawing Change’s 2019 Community Scholars!

Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup

In April, Sam Bradd (Vancouver) and Tanya Gadsby (Victoria) co-hosted an social evening for graphic facilitators and visual practitioners. Thank you to everyone who came – from 6+ cities and by car, ferries and even a plane – to network and talk shop. You know you’re in the right space for a visual practitioners meetup … Read more Building Community – Vancouver and Victoria Visual Practitioners Meetup