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First Nation Elder Protocol

The following First Nation Elder protocol question popped up in our inbox and we are really grateful for the opportunity to respond. We appreciate...

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Four common barriers to reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples

In 2015, when the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) released its six-volume report on residential schools it brought the details,...

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Insight on 10 Myths About Indigenous Peoples

The definition of “myth”, according to the Oxford Canadian Dictionary, is “a widely held but false notion.” When it comes to the topic of Indigenous...

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Appreciating or appropriating Indigenous culture?

A reader recently asked us a question about talking sticks. We changed the question a little so as to preserve the confidentiality of the questioner.

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Pow wow dancers. Photo: Marc Lautenbacher, Flickr

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Why Continuity of Indigenous Cultural Identity Is Critical

We all belong to some form of culture and identify with that culture to varying degrees. Our understanding of our own cultural identity begins at...

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What are Gladue Reports?

Indigenous people account for less than five percent of the Canadian population, yet represent 25 percent of the total inmate population. Canada is...

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Smudging to Indigenous Protocol - Our Top 10 Articles in 2017

In 2017, we had just over 816,000 visitors to our blog Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples® looking for information on a wide variety of...

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7 Not So Secret Advantages of First Nations Radio

By Juanita Muwanga Photo: Shutterstock Gimaa radio CHYF 88.9, which broadcasts from M'chigeeng First Nation, started as a dream of the late Carl...

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What does traditional consensus decision making mean?

"The art of consensus decision making is dying. We are greatly concerned that Aboriginal people are increasingly equating ‘democracy’ with the act of...

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What You Need to Know About Indigenous Language Revitalisation

Indigenous languages are struggling to survive. With the number of Indigenous language speakers on the decline, some of these languages are on the...

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