Uncensored has been a staple networking opportunity at ABM for years. ABM Uncensored aims to connect you meaningfully with other ABM Clients and is designed to take the conversation below the surface of political correctness in a confidential and generous environment. This is why we call it “Uncensored”. Cringing is part of the experience.
Participants gain a deeper understanding of each other’s roles, backgrounds, priorities, and motivations, which later supports productive business development during their meetings. ABM Uncensored is based on the belief that differences contribute to the success of a relationship rather than prevent it and that a commitment to truth is essential.
The ABM Network is unique as it is comprised of professionals who understand the historical context of Indigenous business and its foundational value for healthy economies and society at large. ABM decision-makers therefore examine the topics chosen by each group in courageous conversations with the explicit goal to continuously improve the way Indigenous and non-Indigenous people do purpose-driven business together.
We make sure that the experience is a positive one.
ABM Journey is a dialogue forum for corporate teams to engage in meaningful conversations about company culture and how individual as well as collaborative action can promote positive relationships with Indigenous partners, suppliers and employees. ABM Journey aims to open the door. It is a facilitated dialogue forum that tackles real issues, not their politically correct versions, and helps unpack many sensitive issues and challenges relevant to Indigenous communities (the Indian Act, Indian Reserve System, Indian Residential Schools, Reconciliation, and Aboriginal Rights and Title). The facilitation includes historical facts that set groundwork for the development of understanding. It provides a forum to foster real conversations, creating a deeper understanding of Canadian history and the legacy of Indigenous peoples.This knowledge supports the creation of a work environment that is positive, inclusive and respectful, resulting in better relationships, higher productivity, retention and enhanced safety.ABM Journey can strengthen the foundation of your company’s Indigenous cultural awareness. Mainstream businesses wanting to develop positive working relationships with Indigenous communities must start with this strong understanding of Canadian history.
The goal is for every member of your team to be able to confidently represent themselves and your organization in the complex business settings that require a solid understanding of Canadian history and the legacy of Indigenous peoples.
General core Indigenous topics outlined below:
Thich’ala (Ace Harry) has roots with the χʷɛmaɬku (Xwe’malhkwu or Homalco) Nation) but grew up in t̓išosəm, which is ɬaʔəmen (Tla’amin) territory. Ace was gifted her traditional name by her family at a traditional naming ceremony in 2011. She is nineteen years old and the daughter of Qwastånayå (L. Maynard Harry) and Jeh’Jeh’Ganak (Katrin
Thich’ala (Ace Harry) has roots with the χʷɛmaɬku (Xwe’malhkwu or Homalco) Nation) but grew up in t̓išosəm, which is ɬaʔəmen (Tla’amin) territory. Ace was gifted her traditional name by her family at a traditional naming ceremony in 2011. She is nineteen years old and the daughter of Qwastånayå (L. Maynard Harry) and Jeh’Jeh’Ganak (Katrin Harry).
She is an International Baccalaureate graduate as of May 2020 (Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific UWC) and intends to pursue a post-secondary education in classical music and history.
She is a land protector and an outspoken advocate for direct action, especially when it comes to Indigenous rights and title.