Dr. Terri-Lynn Brennan
Terri-Lynn Brennan brings to the role of Indigenous Cultural Planner, 25 years of experience in the sectors of public policy, archaeology, anthropology, sociology, and education. Terri has lived and worked in various global and economic spaces across Canada and the United States, as well as the South Pacific, the UK, Europe, Egypt and Nepal.
Terri's contributions to designing, implementing and delivering projects and planning have shifted societal systems to become more inclusive of minority populations and Indigenous communities, inspiring the creation of "Inclusive Voices Incorporated".
Terri is a proud Kanien'keha:ka (Mohawk), British Woman who most recently, returned to the region of her Haudenosaunee ancestry with a goal to continue building the organizational capacity of agencies who are knowingly taking a step toward building community environments that are safe and welcoming for Indigenous people and minority cultures.
Mission & Guiding Principles
Terri's mission is to create an Indigenous cultural democracy across public and private agencies that deliver services or support strategies. Terri will expand the learning capacity of all non-Indigenous and Indigenous citizens toward embracing the role of cultural difference and diversity in society. Terri offer's a commitment to self-determination and building respectful partnerships with Indigenous people and minority cultures.
Ethical – Organizational Practices
Terri-Lynn Brennan is ethically driven to role-model and encourage others to:
Value all people and their cultures
Hone individual ability and skills to collaborate with people of a different culture
Create a collegial environment that is safe and welcoming for Indigenous people and minority cultures
Relate and provide positive interactions with Indigenous people and minority cultures
Reflect on how the dominant culture impacts Indigenous people and minority cultures