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Tips on Doing Business with Indigenous Communities in Northern BC

Northern British Columbia is an area often overlooked as a business opportunity Mecca but to Ramona Materi, President, Ingenia Consulting, it is rich with possibilities. So, she decided to write a “how to do business” guidebook. British Columbia's New North: How to Build Your Business, Respect Communities--and Prosper is for national and international investors, global contractors as well as “mom and pop” business owners who want to set up shop in the region. The information is practical, targeted and insightful into economy, gaps in the economy (both existing and pending) and tips from residents on living in this vibrant region.

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Topics: Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

Does your onsite training answer questions about specific communities

 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

Aboriginal Youth Mountain Biking Program

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

Aboriginal Relations – Chelsea Hotel

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

First Nation Humour

"When a people can laugh at themselves and laugh at others and hold all aspects of life together without letting anybody drive them to extremes, then it seems to me that that people can survive.” Vine Deloria Jr., author, theologian, historian

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Topics: Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

First Nation Elder Protocol

This question on Elder protocol popped up in our inbox and we are really grateful for the opportunity to respond. We appreciate people taking the time to reach out to us with specific questions that will help them in their goal for respectful relationships with Aboriginal Peoples.

It would be good to have some tips/hints/info/training in the area of Elder protocols, as it often can relate to our work, by giving us a better general understanding of some of the traditional processes of inviting and thanking Elders for their services/contributions in meetings, ceremonies, workshops, etc.

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Topics: Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

The pow wow - First Nation pow wow dances


Bob Joseph
This is the third in our three part series on the First Nation pow wow. The first was a primer, the second was about the all important protocol, and in this article we have brief descriptions of some of the common elements and dances of pow wows.

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Topics: Aboriginal Arts and Culture, Spiritual Beliefs, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

First Nations Health Authority: A new era of First Nations health in British Columbia

by Trevor Kehoe

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Topics: Aboriginal Health, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples

DJ Vanas Old vs. Young: The Battle That Shouldn’t Be

by D.J. Vanas

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Topics: Contributors, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples, People, Aboriginal History

Larry D Keown Perceptions Indian People Have About Those in the Non-Indian World

by:Larry Keown, LDK Associates, LLC

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Topics: Aboriginal Awareness, Working Effectively with Aboriginal Peoples, People