Does your onsite training answer questions about specific communities

Posted by Bob Joseph

Apr 20, 2015 10:00:00 AM

 Here at Indigenous Corporate Training we get lots of questions from our blog visitors. A very common one is “does your online, webinar, onsite, or public training answer specific questions about specific communities?” Below is an example of one such interaction with the answer to the question provided further down.

 

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Topics: Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

First Nation Election Facts

Posted by Bob Joseph

Apr 17, 2015 10:00:00 AM

Prior to the introduction of the Indian Act in 1876, communities were self-governing and leadership was designated according to each community's tradition. Under the Indian Act, elections became cumbersome, people could be nominated without consent, getting ballots to off-reserve members is an inaccurate process, contact lists are often not up to date, there is no provision for a re-count if the tally is close, and no advance polling. One of the greatest frustrations is that elections must be held every two years which is not a very big window for First Nation governments to accomplish anything long term. Times have changed (thankfully) since 1876.

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Topics: First Nations

The Enduring Nature of First Nation Stereotypes

Posted by Bob Joseph

Apr 14, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Canada is a country whose citizens prides themselves on our diversity and promotion of pluralism yet turn a blind eye to the continued stereotypical views and depictions of First Nations people present in the media, sports, advertisements, the fashion industry and in conversations.

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Topics: Aboriginal Issues

11 Community Outreach tips for Aboriginal Recruitment

Posted by Bob Joseph

Apr 10, 2015 1:43:06 PM

This is the second part in our series on best outreach practices for recruitment of Aboriginal Peoples. In the first part Community Engagement for Aboriginal Recruitment we shared some tips and suggestions on some activities an organization should consider prior to initial contact with the community/ies. Due diligence activities such as researching the history, culture, issues, challenges and protocols of the community/ies with which you want to engage for recruitment will prepare you well and help you avoid embarrassing engagement mistakes. By taking the time to do this, you will be aware of cultural protocol for meetings, and you will be aware that the protocol for one community may be different from that of another.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

What is the root cause of Aboriginal education issues

Posted by Bob Joseph

Apr 8, 2015 1:33:41 PM

Fifty-eight per cent of young adults living on-reserve in Canada have not completed high school, according to the 2011 National Household Survey census results. And that’s an increase from the 2006 census results. How did this come about?

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Topics: Aboriginal Education, Aboriginal Issues

What are urban reserves

Posted by Bob Joseph

Mar 27, 2015 8:30:00 AM

This is the second installment in our series on First Nation reserves. The first part provided some FAQs on reserves whereas this article will provide some information on urban reserves. According to the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development website, as of 2008, there were over 120 urban reserves across Canada [1]. The province with the highest number of urban reserves is Saskatchewan with 54, including oldest, the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation urban reserve in Saskatoon, which was created in 1988.

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Topics: First Nations

Community Engagement for Aboriginal Recruitment

Posted by Bob Joseph

Mar 24, 2015 4:03:29 PM

Aboriginal Peoples are the fastest growing segment of the Canadian population and are an obvious target for employee recruitment. But, before you start your outreach to rural or urban Aboriginal communities take the time to learn about the communities you hope to recruit employees from. Time spent in advance of the initial contact is time well spent.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program

Posted by Bob Joseph

Mar 16, 2015 9:30:00 AM

Every so often a shining example of recognizing an opportunity to reach out and work with an Aboriginal community for the betterment of all comes along that really tugs our heartstrings. This is the story of how a bunch of kids scrabbled together some tools and lumber and built their own mountain bike park all on their own, and in doing so launched the impetus for a visiting community planning consultant, Patrick Lucas, to create the Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program (AYMBP). The Aboriginal Youth Mountain Bike Program is a non-profit, volunteer driven program to assist and support Aboriginal youth and communities to participate and excel in the sport of mountain biking and this is how it all began.

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Topics: Aboriginal Health, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

Can First Nations Hunt in National Parks

Posted by Bob Joseph

Mar 13, 2015 7:42:00 AM

This is a commonly asked question so we did some research to find the answer and found out all sorts of interesting information about the history of national parks and evolution of the relationship between national parks and First Nations Peoples.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations

Aboriginal Relations – Chelsea Hotel

Posted by Bob Joseph

Mar 9, 2015 4:02:07 PM

One of our newsletter subscribers, Rod Cunningham, brought to our attention an online ad regarding exclusive accommodation rates for the Aboriginal community, and made this comment “A nice example of how business can be more inclusive and welcoming to Aboriginal Peoples.” So, we decided to find out more about the initiative and the impetus behind it.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples