• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,550.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,400.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,075.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,030.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,730.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,430.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,015.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,865.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,715.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,425.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,425.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,425.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,315.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,470.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,237.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 16
Ends with lunch on May 21

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: We ask that you reflect deeply and select the tier that is most appropriate for your financial situation. The “Pay it Forward” tier will support Hollyhock in continuing to offer meaningful programs and also support your fellow community members who are experiencing financial hardship. If you are applying for a scholarship, please choose the standard tuition cost.
Pay it Forward Tuition: $860 CAD
Standard Tuition: $760 CAD
Subsidized Tuition: $660 CAD

Package Price: $1,215 - $2,650 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required (please contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation

With Chepximiya Siyam' Hereditary Chief Janice George, Squamish Nation, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Squamish Nation, Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish Nation and Lloyd James Attig, Muskoday First Nation, Plains Cree

May 16 - 21, 2021

Are you ready to unlearn supremacy and apply Indigenous teachings to your work? Learn new ways of being from Squamish Elders and Decolonial Facilitators in this 5-day immersive training and transformation.

M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation is an experiential learning designed with an appreciative approach that responds to improving what is currently lacking in “cultural competency” training.

Learn models of Indigenous resilience that can be applied by everyone to leadership settings now. Elders will share how the Squamish Nation has continued to thrive through overwhelming adversity while supporting their community of learners to do the same. There are teachings and love stored in the land for everyone. Through decolonizing practices, more are accessing that connection by acknowledging Indigenous territories and having gratitude for the Ancestors of those lands. Walking in a good way is the next level of that work.

This work is for you if:

  • You want to learn Squamish history and teachings from a Squamish perspective

  • You want to unlearn supremacy and racism through a holistic lens

  • You want to apply Indigenous understandings of balance & interconnection for better relations and community care

  • You want to understand how Squamish cultural training and approaches to Hereditary Chieftainship, Relational Leadership, and Wealth Distribution can lead us all to more sustainable lifestyles and consumption

The Journey


Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Squamish, will share an overarching view of Squamish history and the overwhelming challenges we have faced including how we have continued to anticipate and endure them. You will learn about our world view, our resilience and values with exercises designed to help you reevaluate your leadership and organizations approaches.


Lloyd Attig, Plains Cree, will share the holistic teachings of the sacred salmon who takes great care of all living beings, working in balance and harmony with the earth, wind, water and fire. You will learn to live in balance and interconnection with respect for your personal and professional ecologies.


Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish, connects the Squamish practice of brushing-off to the decolonizing practice of unlearning supremacy. What liberation can be uncovered for ourselves, our communities and businesses? By dismantling colonial impacts like separation and supremacy, we can know better and do better towards an equitable future for all of us.


Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George, Squamish, will teach you how to build a strong foundation for your leadership by making deep connections to the land we live on. She will share the story of carrying Hereditary Chieftainship. You will learn what it means to respect each other and connect to the teachings each and every one of us holds.

About the Organization

M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Society was founded by Chepximiya Siyam’ Chief Janice George, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee and Lloyd Attig to weave Indigenous excellence in service of social change we see as an awakening.


Please check back for a full program schedule.

Terms & Conditions

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Tune in to Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief Janice George of the Squamish Nation as she shares the purpose of the M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation program:


Chepximiya Siyam’ Hereditary Chief Janice George, Squamish Nation
Chief George is grateful to have had many spiritual, cultural and scholarly mentors. She continues to focus on integrating culture into all facets of her work and life. She carries teachings from many including her grandmother Kwitlut t, Lena Jacobs who was directly connected to pre contact times through her grandparents, and other teachers and mentors, all who have now passed on to the next life. Chief George’s working life started with Squamish Nation interviewing Elders of the day 44 yrs. ago. This work has continued to recent projects interviewing and filming Elders. George knows ”In my short time in…
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Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Squamish Nation
“My name is Willard (Buddy) Joseph – Skwetsimeltxw is my ancestral name, handed down through my late father. I’ve grown up on Squamish Nation Lands and have learned our Squamish ways from my Elders, my three great grandmothers. They were born in mid to late 1800’s and never went to residential school. They are my direct connection to pre-contact knowledge of our Squamish world view. I also had my grandmothers and mother who also handed down teachings and history of the Squamish peoples. I’ve also had the opportunity to grow up with teachings from many Elders from many of our…
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Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish Nation
Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, is a decolonial facilitator & strategist catalyzing social change to transform colonial narratives & impacts. She works within the intersection of class, culture and creativity focusing on social change through communications and deep engagement. Michelle’s collaborations have influenced opinions, changed behaviours and mobilized community action. She is the designer of a life-size board game called Sínulhkay and Ladders. Her workshop Decolonizing Practices aims to answer the question “what now” in this era of truth & reconciliation. Her approach earned her the 2019 City of Vancouver Award of Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion. Michelle is also a…
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Lloyd James Attig, Muskoday First Nation, Plains Cree
Lloyd Attig is a Plains Cree, originally from the Muskoday First Nation near Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He has lived on unceded Coast Salish territory for 34 years. He is married to Michelle Nahanee, Squamish, and loves to spend time with his two daughters, Jaime and Paisley. He enjoys healthy cooking and works out regularly. Lloyd is an outdoorsman with extensive wilderness experience. He is a two-time silver medalist in the super heavyweight boxing division of the North American Indigenous Games. Holistic health has always been important to Lloyd, he has experienced huge personal transformation through his balanced approach to life…
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