This has been a life long passion of the president and CEO of this company, Mr. Matt Vickers. Matt has been conducting this sessions for the past 15 years to the corporate sector, federal government, provincial government, crown corporations, universities, schools and recently to the international stage in China.

The format is as follows:

1) First Nations life style prior to European contact
2) What happened at contact
3) How past influences affect our decision making process today.
(The effects of the residential school system)
4) Where First Nations are today
5) Finish with a 9 min. video of the elders are watching
6) Open the floor for a Q&A period encouraging frank discussions.

"Gunaatsk - I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the seminar you put on at the Songhees long house on Wednesday the 13th. Your openness and honesty when presenting this course on our Aboriginal peoples touched me, and has allowed me to open the door on my own personal prejudices and re-evaluate the myths and misconceptions that were told to me at a young age when these teachings were accepted without question. Although I never had the honor of meeting your mother prior to the seminar, it was evident that her skills and love for teaching is alive and well within your own teaching abilities. Thank you once again for allowing me the privilege to see inside your world and your rich culture." - Mr. Jeff Norton, Senior Deputy Sheriff

"I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with the seminar that you gave at the Cariboo Fire Centre June 27th. We all read in the newspapers and magazines about the effect contact has had on the First Nations but it did not really strike home until yesterday. By speaking from the heart about your personal experiences it struck a chord in my heart and for that I must thank you. Please keep up the good work it does make a difference." - Ms. Gette Rosk, Dispatcher


Matt Vickers conducts these sessions himself.  The sessions have evolved from the teachings he received while attending a comprehensive treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona.
The session is based on the personal healing path of Matt Vickers and his family after attending this treatment center nine years ago. The foundation for this session is "Healing the dysfunctional family." Professionals believe that the dysfunctional family is the route cause for the "addictive personality."


Vickers and Associates has a wide variety of contacts for venture capitol and direct lending in the financial world. These contacts are more than willing to review any feasible business plan and then work with that party to establish a viable business.


Vickers and Associates is dedicated to working with individuals, groups, First Nations and corporations who desire, and are willing to work hard in achieving success. We have worked with numerous individuals, First Nations and corporations in the area of improving operations through conducting organizational reviews and recommending required changes for improvement.

We also encourage, support and recommend joint venture partnerships for people who have a vision but lack experience.

The key is to find a joint venture partner with the required experience to ensure success for all parties concerned.


Matt Vickers 31 years of working experience with a wide and varied background from the fishing industry, carpentry, private business, federal government, First Nations government and multinational corporations has given him a wealth of knowledge to share. Matt's personal healing journey is also another passion of his that he shares openly and willingly to all who wish to listen and learn.