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National Indigenous History Month - Why It’s Important

June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for all Canadians - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the...

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Opening of the Xget'tem' Trail

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The Evolution of Indigenous Relations in the City of Kamloops

Tammy Robertson, External Relations Manager for the City of Kamloops has an ambitious goal: for the City of Kamloops to become a role model for...

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football sitting on the field

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Let’s Not Make Reconciliation a Political Football

Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. George Orwell, 1984

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inukshuk in Whistler, BC

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Some Indigenous Protocol Examples

We are at an interesting juncture in Canada in terms of Indigenous relations. On the one hand, there is an awakening and awareness on the part of...

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diverse people teamwork

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Reactive vs Proactive Racial Bias Training

Photo: Shutterstock I was recently included in a conversation on CBC’s The Current about the efficacy of anti-bias training. The host, Anna Maria...

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phones

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9 Terms to Avoid in Communications with Indigenous Peoples

Language has the power to respect and honour, or, hurt and offend and that is particularly true when working across cultures. Within that frame of...

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husky dog in snow

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Working with Indigenous Communities: Year of the Northern Dog Campaign

Photo: Unsplash The abundance of dogs in both non-Indigenous and Indigenous communities in northern Canada is an escalating animal welfare issue....

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typing on a laptop

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Communications With Indigenous Leaders - Letter Writing Tips

When communicating cross-culturally there are certain sensitivities around the language used in the letter and expectations placed on the recipient...

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teepees in front of the Canadian parliament buildings

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A Look at Indigenous Relations in Canada for 2018 and Beyond

Photo: Shutterstock In 2017, Canada marked 150 years since its confederation. Whether to celebrate or not to celebrate was debated and discussed in...

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rock tower in stream

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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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