Indigenous Language Leadership

O’Man’s ‘Nam’a

This community based research initiative: O’Man’s ‘Nam’a (We are One) Project: Unearthing Indigenous Leadership Principles through Language, gathered knowledge from local Kwakwaka’wakw Elders, exploring leadership language and concepts.

The knowledge gathered from Elders during this project will serve to build a locally-relevant Indigenous youth leadership camp framework through the lens of language.

O’man’s ‘nama image with canoe

Project Report

Read more about exploring Indigenous leadership through the lens of the language; a restorative process.


Sara Child - For more information, contact Sara Child, 250-949-7912 Mt Waddington, 250-902-0552 Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre,

Caitlin Hartnett - For more information, contact Caitlin Hartnett, 250-949-7912 ext.2872,



Sara Child
Principle Investigator, O’Man’s ‘Nam’a Project