Touchstones Dialogue Series

The Touchstones of Hope dialogue series has concluded. A partnership between the Caring Society and NICWA , this seven part dialogue series invited Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples from Canada and the United States to actively engage in learning about the Touchstones of Hope and topics related to each of the five principles: self-determination, holistic approach, culture and language, structural interventions and non-discrimination.  

Videos of these sessions are available below. 

Read more about the Touchstones of Hope.


About: Partnership   

NICWA works to support the safety, health, and spiritual strength of American Indian and Alaska Native children along the broad continuum of their lives. NICWA supports tribes in building the capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect through positive systems change at the state, federal, and tribal levels. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian and Alaska Native child welfare. 

The Caring Society is a national non-profit organization ensuring that First Nations children and their families have culturally based, and equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home and in their communities, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are and where they come from. 


View the Recorded Dialogues 

#1: Introduction to Touchstones

#2: Non-Discrimination

#3: Self Determination (Pt. 1)

#4: Self-Determination (Pt.2) Note: Only half of this webinar was recorded. Our apologies!

#5: Holistic Approach

#6: Culture and Language

#7: Structural Interventions