Wedlidi Speck: Change the questions, Change our path

ConversationWorks’ Community School Interivew at Royal Oak Middle School

Themes
Finding our story
Reframing our experience
Changing our path
Solving problems
Knowing our history
Building connections

Wedlidi Speck is a member of the Namgis First Nation of the
Kwakwaka’wakw cultural group. He brings extensive cross cultural
training experience, leadership and collaboration in a number of
community events and projects. He self-describes as a “bi-cultural
First Nations man caught in the web of contemporary times.” For
more than 18 years Wedlidi served the John Howard Society as an
Aboriginal Therapist working with youth and family. He has had
stints as an Executive Director for the Kwakiutl District Council and
Wachiay Friendship Centre. Wedlidi now works at Ministry of Children and Family Development and holds the position of Director of Aboriginal Service Change. Wedlidi
began working towards the vision of seeing Aboriginal children and
youth living in strong, healthy families and sustainable
communities where they are connected to their culture and
traditions. He is steeped in the tradition of storytelling as a way of
being and brings an amazing energy and freshness to the
extraordinary work he does