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Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement in Alberta - Speaker Series

Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement Speaker Series Alberta


Laurier Room, Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel

Edmonton, Alberta

Please join us for lunch with a keynote speaker, an afternoon of interesting and insightful speakers followed by a couple of hours of networking when we wrap up the event with a Meet & Greet Networking Jamboree – an opportune time to network with other like-minded professionals, engage with thought leaders, and expand your business connections.

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Topics: Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement, videos, Events

The Royal Proclamation recognized Aboriginal rights 250 years ago

By Bob Joseph 

The Royal Proclamation, signed by King George III on October 7, 1763, is regarded as early and powerful evidence of the recognition of Aboriginal rights in Canadian law.

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Topics: videos, Indigenous relations

First Nation Protocol Thanking the Host First Nation Why You Should

Bob Joseph

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Topics: videos

First Nations and Big Retail Outlets - Signs of Respect

This presentation is called First Nations and Big Retail Outlets. I was inspired to do this while on a recent trip to Campbell River, BC when I noticed this Target Store logo with First Nations designs beside it. That’s when it dawned on me that the local First Nations were involved in a big way in the retail sector. Not only were they involved, but it was with an all star cast of some of the biggest names in retail like The Home Depot.



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Topics: Aboriginal Economic Development, videos, Aboriginal Awareness

Dion Arnouse "Aboriginal Industry Engagement"

A First Nations Consultant's Perspective.

Dion Arnouse, founding CEO of 2Badgers Consulting Inc., an Aboriginal owned and operated consulting company, spoke at Expanding Our Knowledge Conference in April, 2013.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement, videos, People

Chief Robert Joseph Expanding Our Knowledge Conference Speech

 Chief Robert Joseph Expanding Our Knowledge Speech. April 15, 2013. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

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Topics: Aboriginal Relations, Indian Residential Schools, videos, Famous Aboriginal People

Aboriginal Sacred Plants: Sage

This is the last in our series on Aboriginal sacred plants. Sage, along with sweetgrass,red cedar and tobacco, is one of the four plants considered sacred by First Nations and Métis Peoples. Sage is used broadly for many purposes by both First Nations and Native Americans - and is described here in only the most general of terms. Similar to sweetgrass, it is used in many geographical locations in North America, whereas red cedar is primarily used in ceremonies on the northwest coast.

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Topics: videos, Spiritual Beliefs

Did Christopher Columbus Discover the New World?

By Bob Joseph Google

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Topics: videos

Vincent Schilling Aboriginal Youth Suicide

This very compelling video Stay With Us Young Warriors, We Need You Here by Vincent Schilling, a Mohawk journalist and author, is a resource we can all share with our children and young adults we know and careabout. This video is particularly great because Vincent makes the point that he has personal experience with some of the darkness that can overwhelm a young life and assures them that it is a point in time that passes and that life will get better. Please consider sharing this video with everyone you know.

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Topics: Aboriginal Health, videos

Assembly of First Nations pledge to end violence.


“In 2009, about 1 in 10 Aboriginal people reported having been the victim of a non-spousal violent crime in the 12 months preceding the survey, more than double the proportion of non-Aboriginal people.

In 2009, almost 322,000 Aboriginal people aged 15 years or older, or more than one-third (37%) of the Aboriginal population living in the provinces, reported having been a victim of at least one of the eight offences covered by the General Social Survey in the preceding 12 months. This compares to about one-quarter (26%) of non-Aboriginal people who reported having been victimized over the same period.

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Topics: videos, Aboriginal Issues