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Kent is a proud member of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba. Kent is a senior human resources professional with 25 years of HR experience much of which was gained in a large, Indigenous social service agency. Prior to joining Legacy Bowes, Kent was the HR Director for Southern First Nations Network of Care where he managed...

Contact Kent

Kent is a proud member of the Fisher River Cree Nation in Manitoba. Kent is a senior human resources professional with 25 years of HR experience much of which was gained in a large, Indigenous social service agency. Prior to joining Legacy Bowes, Kent was the HR Director for Southern First Nations Network of Care where he managed all aspects of human resources including providing advice on C-92 initiatives. Kent holds a Certificate in Human Resources and Labour Relations from the University of Manitoba and Queens University respectively. Kent takes pride bringing a First Nations view to the profession by providing an array of services to clients such as coaching, policy development, labour relations, facilitation, conflict resolution and performance management. Kent is also a proud husband and father of four daughters, a seasoned motivational speaker and an accomplished boxing coach.

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Becoming a Lateral Kindness Warrior (Okihtcitaw): Kent Brown’s story

kent-brown-facilitation Senior Human Resources Consultant Kent Brown facilitating the Lateral Violence to Lateral Kindness program.

 A Lateral Kindness Warrior is a person who fights for kindness. It is a person who chooses to be kind even when people and the world can be unkind, someone who always keeps the sacred teaching of Love in their forethought, they always care about others, and are ferociously compassionate. A Lateral Kindness Warrior never tolerates lateral violence, intimidation or disrespect, and always stands up for those who don’t have a voice.

I don’t know about you, but that sounds like somebody I’d definitely want in my corner. Better yet, that sounds like someone I want to be. While the idea is straightforward, earning the honour of “Lateral Kindness Warrior” is not a simple journey; it involves reflection and introspection, as well as dedication to being kind. Before becoming a Lateral Kindness Warrior, we must first understand what lateral violence is and learn how to deal with it.

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