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Lyle Viereck was born and raised in Prince Rupert in northern BC. His family heritage includes Creek Indians from Oklahoma, American black slaves,...
Hosting frequent community meetings to share information and milestones is an important part of your relationship building and maintenance with the Indigenous community you are working with or hope to work with. If community meetings are done right, you build trust which will be important for both parties when you and the community are ready to move from consultation to negotiation.
If you value or respect the need to build a relationship with the community, you and your project face some "sleeves rolled up" work. There are shining examples in the public eye of how not to engage with Indigenous communities………..don’t add your project to the list.
Here are 26 ways you can derail your Indigenous community meeting:
At Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. we offer a full day of Indigenous Consultation and Engagement™ training. If you find yourself puzzling over any of the 26 items above, or are new to the consultation landscape, it’s a good idea to take some qualified training in advance of your engagement with Indigenous communities. You know what they say “You only get one chance to make a first impression”!
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Recent events in Canada have shown that resource development projects can face extensive resistance with the affected Indigenous communities if...