Aboriginal Peoples survey (2011) - a snapshot

Posted by Bob Joseph

Jan 29, 2015 5:26:11 AM


When reading statistics about the Aboriginal population in Canada, keep in mind that just as there is cultural diversity, there is also a great diversity in the social conditions of Aboriginal people. Geographic location, income level, cultural practices influence the ability of Aboriginal people to work, get an education and afford healthy homes.

 

 

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Topics: Aboriginal Issues

Aboriginal Retention Strategies and Cultural Leave

Posted by Bob Joseph

Jan 26, 2015 8:30:00 AM

If retention of Aboriginal workers is a goal for your company, then cultural leave should be addressed in your company policy. A culturally refective company policy for Aboriginal employees is one that makes room for cultural needs and practices. Ensuring all employees are aware of what cultural leave is and why it's important is recommended as a solid step towards building an inclulsive worksite.

 

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

First Nation Talking Stick Protocol

Posted by Bob Joseph

Jan 20, 2015 5:57:00 AM

The Talking stick, used in many Indigenous cultures, is an ancient and powerful “communication tool” that ensures a code of conduct of respect during meetings is followed. The person holding the stick, and only that person, is designated as having the right to speak and all others must listen quietly and respectfully.

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture

Aboriginal Awareness Training Before Recruitment

Posted by Bob Joseph

Jan 20, 2015 5:53:00 AM


So, you want to start hiring Aboriginal workers - great! But, before you launch a recruitment program, you should consider helping your team prepare for the experience as that will not only save you money and time, but will also go a long way towards creating a positive experience for Aboriginal employees who join your team. 

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Topics: Aboriginal Awareness

Aboriginal Recruitment at its Best

Posted by Bob Joseph

Jan 13, 2015 7:55:12 AM

Boasting a 90% completion rate, the Aboriginal Youth Internship Program (AYIP) has a winning model for Aboriginal recruitment. AYIP is a 12-month paid internship for Aboriginal youth who are between 19 and 29. Interns are placed in provincial government ministries for nine months and then in Aboriginal organizations for three months.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

5 tips for successful First Nation Recruitment

Posted by Bob Joseph

Dec 10, 2014 4:52:00 PM

It’s not new news that there is a skills’ shortage on the horizon in Canada due to the impending wave of baby boomers reaching retirement age, nor is it new news that First Nation People represent a solution to the problem. What is new, at least relatively, is the heightened awareness that it makes good business sense to hire First Nation employees. We have requests on an almost daily basis for tips on First Nation recruitment.

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Topics: Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention

Assembly of First Nations 2014 Election

Posted by Bob Joseph

Dec 4, 2014 11:30:52 AM

On December 10, 2014, the next National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations will be elected during the AFN Special Chiefs Assembly in Winnipeg. The traditional term for the National Chief is three years, but due to the extraordinary circumstances of there not being a sitting National Chief, the term for the upcoming National Chief will be three and a half years.

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Topics: Aboriginal Organizations

Tsilhqot'in and Grassy Narrows webinar

Posted by Bob Joseph

Nov 30, 2014 8:39:00 PM

On November 27, 2014, we were very honoured to have Karey Brooks and Jeff Langlois of JFK Law Corporation partake in a webinar on the recent Tsilhqot'in and Grassy Narrows court cases. We've had lots of great feedback from those who sat in on the webinar.

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Topics: Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement

Karey Brooks, JFK Law Corporation

Posted by Bob Joseph

Nov 28, 2014 8:44:12 AM

Karey Brooks is a Principle, JFK Law Corporation. Her practice focuses primarily on Aboriginal and constitutional litigation.

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Topics: Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement

History of Assembly of First Nations

Posted by Bob Joseph

Nov 25, 2014 7:28:00 AM

Every three years, the Assembly of First Nations holds an election for the Office of National Chief. This year the election will be on December 10, at the 35th Annual Assembly.

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Topics: Aboriginal History