Muckpaloo provided United Way Simcoe Muskoka staff with insightful, practical cultural training

January 5, 2024

Muckpaloo provided United Way Simcoe Muskoka staff with insightful, practical cultural training to strengthen the inclusivity of our work in the community. She is a bright, engaging leader who understood our goals and tailored this training to ensure we gained an understanding of Inuit culture and were confident in relationship building to meet social needs of Inuit in our region. I would highly recommend Muckpaloo and look forward to working together with her again.

Sharon McCormick

Incredibly informative and useful presentation

October 24, 2023

Well thought out, personal presentation that will seriously impact the way I deal with Inuit guests. Muckpaloo did a fantastic job, Thank you

Cedars Recovery, BC


Speaker event “Inuit culturally safe care” and what does it mean?

July 14, 2023

Muckpaloo is extremely knowledgeable, and her presentation provided her audience with invaluable insight into Inuit culture. The pearls that she shared will help our clinicians to provide care that is more culturally sensitive and informed in its approach. Throughout her presentation, Muckpaloo was candid and open with her answers but always gracious when sharing her perspectives. We are grateful that she came to speak to our group.

University of Ottawa

Dr. Ewurabena Simpson

Ewurabena Simpson

Excellent excellent excellent!!!

April 28, 2023

Muckpaloo came to my school to talk to the students who are in my Gender and Equity Studies classes. She tailored the presentations to the classes directly and taught about Inuit culture, and then how to be inclusive from the standpoint of an Inuk. The students learned an immense amount and had beautiful questions and Muckpaloo answered all with wisdom and grace. This knowledge is vital to students who are Inuit and non-Inuit. Representation matters, and Muckpaloo and the Urban Inuit Identity Project are beautiful representation, leading the way in making space for Inuit students in our area.

I cannot say enough positive words, and there wouldn’t be space here anyway! Beautiful presentation, excellent excellent excellent!!

Thank you UIIP and Muckpaloo!

Chris Fee – educator SCDSB

Let’s keep this narrative goings

February 9, 2023

This training open my eyes and mind to the beautiful culture of the Inuit people. As well as their history and thier uniqueness. Please we need more of these training. Progressive Vine Abilities is certainly better because of this training

Progressive Vine Abilities, Edmonton

Osaretin Iweriebor

Excellent Inuit Cultural Appreciation Presentation

February 9, 2023

Muckpaloo Ipeelie presented an exceptional Inuit cultural appreciation workshop at my work, Independent Counselling Enterprises (ICE) in Edmonton on Friday January 27, 2023. She demonstrated body language, eye contact, and verbal skills to help us connect with our Inuit clients. She included mythical stories, art, and personal anecdotes to help bring her points to life. Muckpaloo has extensive knowledge but as importantly has a multifaceted way of sharing and communicating that knowledge. I also appreciated her explanation of some of the differences between Inuit, First Nations, and Metis cultures to help us provide individualized, personal supports to our unique variety of clients. I would highly recommend this training and I hope our workplace offers it on a regular basis so I can take it again. -Anita Bahry, Team Coordinator, ICE.

Anita Bahry

Respect and Understanding of Inuit Culture.

February 3, 2023

This training has enabled me the ability to differentiate between the Inuit, and the Metis/First Nations communities who I encounter more readily. The training has also placed me in a better position to understand and respect the Inuit culture with those I work with and those I support in my role as a Community Rehabilitation Manager.

Lwanga Ayume

Insight into Inuit Culture

February 2, 2023

Muckpaloo reached out to our organization, offering to provide us with the wonderful opportunity to learn about the Inuit Culture. Muckpaloo was a great presenter and a wonderful woman who shared her own personal stories and insights throughout the session. If you want to learn more about the Inuit Culture or Beliefs, this training will not disappoint.

Melissa Wilcox, Quality Auditor – Independent Counselling Enterprises

Beautiful Sharing of the Inuit Culture

January 23, 2023

Having a presentation done by an Inuit woman was so incredible enlightening. Her passion for her culture and sharing her deep truths was astounding and so appreciated 🙂

Thank you for sharing.

I Have A Chance Support Services

Katie Bailas

Community Building

October 15, 2022

As a passionate community builder, Muckpaloo has been instrumental in relationship building. In her work to plan and implement a series of events she has brought the diverse perspectives and teachings of different Nations, enabling unity and collaboration. Her contributions have truly enhanced the community knowledge and awareness. She is a genuine speaker who is able to convey an Inuk perspective in a professional and respectful manner that helps create understanding. It has been a pleasure to work with her on an array of initiatives.

Town of Collingwood, Coordinator Community Well-being & Inclusion, Jennifer Parker

Inuk boxes

October 12, 2022

I work for Atlohsa Family Healing Services in London, Ontario and am the Cultural Justice Coordinator for the Zhaawenjigewag Justice Program. At Atlohsa, culture is at the heart of everything we do and every service we provide. As an Indigenous organization, and as the CJC who does work with our Inuk relatives, I wanted to find ways to learn more about Inuit Culture and to also be able to provide our relatives with items that helped them to feel welcomed at Atlohsa, to feel a sense of home, a place of belonging and to feel seen and represented when they visit my office. Muckpaloo was extremely helpful and thoughtful about the Inuk Welcoming Packages she put together for my program and continues to be a great support when I have cultural questions. There were resources for both our community members as well as for service providers, cultural items and teas that I have enjoyed sharing with others. A big chii miigwech for you and the Inuk boxes Muckpaloo!


University Students learning about principles of Indigenous Holistic Health

June 15, 2022

Our class is an introduction to Indigenous holistic health, and I am so glad that I invited Muckpaloo Ipeelie to bring an Inuk perspective to this learning journey. Muckpaloo has a gift for sharing many kinds of knowledge from her authentic self. She used diverse materials to share aspects of Inuit worldviews and culture that were captivating and thought-provoking; arts, personal stories and use of Tik Tok videos were excellent ways to connect with the undergraduate students. She brought both levity and depth to a challenging and dense topic for the students. She enriched our classroom with urban and Inuit identities, challenges that Inuit face in Western health care systems, and how to respectfully interact and communicate, even if you don’t speak the language.

I sincerely look forward welcoming her back to the classroom.

Melanie Jeffrey, Assistant Professor, Human Biology & Indigenous Studies, University of Toronto

One of the best trainings I have attended

June 9, 2022

This training was offered to our staff to ensure that we had the tools and knowledge to work with the Inuit population. We serve victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation and it is important that we tailor folks treatment to who they are as individuals. Muckpaloo was an engaging trainer and used a variety of methods to get her information across. Our staff left the training with practical ideas to provide support with the historical and cultural reasons behind them. Many staff took the time to let me know how much they enjoyed the training, how interesting it was for them and how valuable her personal stories were. Muckpaloo offered so much insight to our team and we are very grateful to have been offered this knowledge.

Hala Kassem- Program Supervisor, A New Day Youth and Adult Services

Valuable training for Indigenous Justice workers

April 28, 2022

Muckpaloo delivered fantastic and valuable training to our Justice team. We identified the need for education to ensure cultural inclusivity and sensitivity to our Inuit clients who are involved in the criminal justice system and for survivors of violence and human trafficking. Her session was incredibly informative and riveting. She is a wonderful story teller and communicates in a manner that resonates and filled our tool box. We look forward to continued collaboration with Muckpaloo.

Charmaine Nolan, Justice Program Manager, Barrie Native Friendship Centre

Provision of Healthcare for Indigenous People

March 8, 2022

Muckpaloo Ipeelie and Vanessa Kennedy spoke with the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital physicians regarding the provision of healthcare for indigenous people in March 2022.

This is an important topic. Physicians are long overdue in seeking out and receiving training in providing culturally appropriate care that empowers Inuit, Metis, and First Nations people. Vanessa and Muckpaloo educated us on how Inuit and First Nations people have distinct philosophical models of healing. We learned about some of the similarities and differences with western models of healing. We also came to appreciate how healthcare delivery to Indigenous people is a very prominent feature in the findings of the Indigenous Truth and Indigenous Commission.

Muckpaloo and Vanessa were clearly very well-prepared. Muckpaloo has a background as a lab technologist and I felt her understanding of healthcare delivery came across readily. Our group certainly benefitted from and appreciated their presentation on indigenous healthcare delivery.

Dr. Greg Devet

Medical Staff Association President

Collingwood General and Marine Hospital

Dr. Greg Devet

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