In the shared culture manifesto, a focus is given to the Seven Sacred Teachings of the Grandfathers that provide insight into the values held by the organization: honesty, wisdom, courage, humility, love, respect and trust.
As an Indigenous organization, Namerind’s culture is shaped by Indigenous history and practices. The organization considers its culture to have two key aspects—the way the organization operates and the way in which people are treated.
“For Indigenous, By Indigenous,” is a principle we strongly encourage and stand by at the Centre. There is a great need for Indigenous voices to be heard and supported by those who understand the unique issues Indigenous peoples face. As an affordable housing organization, and now the Reaching Home Community Entity for Designated Communities and Indigenous Homelessness funding streams, we hope to influence transformational change in our communities,” insists Byers.
To read Namerind’s culture statement, and to know more about the organization, you can visit their website https://www.namerindhousing.ca/ and you can also find the pdf statement here.