First Nation Consultation Guidelines

Posted by Bob Joseph

Sep 2, 2015 11:23:00 AM

Consultation with First Nations is a key issue for First Nations, governments (federal, provincial, and local), and the corporate sector (project proponents). The complexity and importance of consultation with First Nations is supported by interpretation of law by Canadian courts (see below) as well as by international institutions.

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Topics: Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement

Chief to Chief Negotiations

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 31, 2015 11:06:00 AM

When planning your consultation and negotiation meetings with the Nation on whose traditional or treaty lands you hope to work, it’s important to get things off on the right foot.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations

Engaging Aboriginal Youth

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 26, 2015 5:54:25 AM

"Take a Hike is a full-time alternative education program that engages at-risk youth through a unique combination of adventure-based learning, academics, therapy, and community involvement." [1] Ken Farrish, BC Building Info, and Farrish Marketing Services, spent many years as a volunteer with the Take a Hike program and came away with some very useful insights on engaging youth, both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

Ken Farrish BC Building Info

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 26, 2015 5:53:00 AM

Ken Farrish shared his valuable insight on Engaging with Aboriginal youth from his years with Take a Hike Program and Scouts Canada. Here's some background on Ken:

Ken provides project management, facilitation, training, and marketing services to the residential construction industry. He has recently created a website www.bcbuildinginfo.com and free e-mail newsletter for providing technical information to the BC building industry. His goal is to provide resources for field personnel to find and share information that will help them provide better quality housing.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

Aboriginal Employee Retention Checklist

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 24, 2015 3:03:31 PM

Aboriginal Employee Retention Checklist

If you are experiencing a high turnover of Aboriginal hires, then your recruitment efforts are working but your retention efforts are failing. This could be due to a number of reasons. Here are some suggestions for your checklist:

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

Resources for Teachers of Aboriginal Students

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 20, 2015 6:06:00 AM

Fern Perkins coordinates the Métis Education Enhancement Program for the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria and has taught Indigenous Education at UVic. She and her Métis husband, Mark, teach Métis history and culture to grade 4 – 12 students as Aboriginal resource people in School Districts 61 (Victoria, BC) and 62 (Sooke, BC). As such, they have an up close and personal perspective on the delivery of Aboriginal curriculum in the Victoria and Sooke school districts.

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Topics: Aboriginal Education

Fern Perkins Métis Education Enhancement Program Coordinator

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 19, 2015 8:12:00 PM

Fern Perkins coordinates the Métis Education Enhancement Program for the Métis Nation of Greater Victoria and has taught Indigenous Education at UVic.

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Topics: Aboriginal Education, Metis

9 Aboriginal Relations Best Practice Must Dos

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 17, 2015 3:19:00 PM

What constitutes Aboriginal relations best practices? Here are a few suggestions for consideration.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations

Reconciliation as part of First Nation Negotiations

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 11, 2015 10:06:00 AM

Lyle Viereck recently launched a private consulting firm Lyle Viereck Consulting Services Inc. As the former Director of Aboriginal Relations and Negotiations for BC Hydro and a Chief Negotiator with the Province of BC, he has a depth of negotiating experience. He also has a unique perspective on reconciliation as part of First Nation negotiation that we were eager to learn more about. Lyle kindly took some time to share his invaluable insight.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement, Contributors

Lyle Viereck Consulting Services Inc

Posted by Bob Joseph

Aug 11, 2015 10:05:00 AM

Lyle Viereck was born and raised in Prince Rupert in northern BC. His family heritage includes Creek Indians from Oklahoma, American black slaves, Irish and German. As a result of this very diverse background Lyle grew up fighting for equality and against racism and was influenced by his family forming labour and credit unions.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement, Contributors