Have you developed and implemented an effective consultation and engagement strategy and are now ready to negotiate, but aren’t sure how to start? Or how to prepare for that all-important first community meeting?

What are your key challenges?
  • How to begin negotiations with Indigenous Peoples?
  • How to apply the RESPECT model in negotiation?
  • How to draft an agenda?
  • How to set the tone?
  • Understanding community mandate and how it applies?
Who should take this course?
  • Everyone involved or interested in negotiations
  • Federal, provincial, regional, and municipal government staff
  • Indigenous Relations or Affairs staff
  • Lawyers, consultants, and advisors
  • Senior executives, managers and board members

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quotes2 How to Negotiate with Indigenous Peoples should be on the must-take list for most if not all employees of Government who may come into contact with FN for negotiation purposes.

B. W.    British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations

Read what others are saying about our training.

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It's good practice to send a follow up letter that summarizes your negotation meetings with Indigenous communities. In this training, we provide a sample letter that can be adapted to your needs.

"Excellent introduction to negotiating agreements with Indigenous People and pitfalls to avoid."  

L. N.    Colorado Resources Ltd.

"Excellent perspective on preparing for often difficult conversations that are absolutely necessary."  

C. C.    British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands & Natural Resource Operations

Start your learning here:

Either sign up for...
  • Foundational course for those looking for some understanding of history, culture, and relationships with Indigenous Peoples
  • Understanding history as a key piece of intercultural communications to help avoid misunderstandings
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.


and one of either...
  • Companion course to our Indigenous Awareness training
  • An explanation of why working with Indigenous Peoples in Canada is important
  • Learn what not to say and improve communication
  • Truth and Reconciliation Calls-to-Action friendly.


  • Companion course to our Indigenous Awareness training
  • Training on how to form and build Government - Indigenous relationships
  • Pragmatic reasons for working with Indigenous Peoples
  • How to begin to consult with Indigenous Peoples
  • How to manage risk when cultivating Indigenous relationships


Or take everything in one:
  • This course is Indigenous Awareness and Indigenous Relations in a single course
  • Get beyond Indigenous Awareness to practical skills and tools that can be applied everywhere
  • This training gives you the opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd, boost your career, begin a path toward Reconciliation, and fulfil the requirements of the TRC calls-to-action


Then enhance your knowledge with any of the following:

  • Develop and hone practical skills and tools that can be applied during consultation and engagement activities
  • Learn the purpose and goal of consultation and engagement
  • Understand the difference between consultation and engagement
  • Learn the best practice for strengthening the consultation and engagement process



  • Contemplate the barriers Indigenous Peoples may face when seeking employment and how your organization can help overcome these challenges
  • Learn tips for successful recruitment and retention of Indigenous Peoples
  • Understand the cultural considerations necessary at every step of the recruitment and retention process
  • Understand the importance of community outreach for recruitment and relationship building


  • Apply our RESPECT model specifically to the subject of negotiations with Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn the most critical information required for successful negotiations and where to find it
  • Raise awareness of best practices for strengthening relationships during the negotiation process.


  • Learn the purpose of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  • How will it affect your ability to consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples
  • Learn to navigate the conversation of consent vs veto.


Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations