Do you work in a municipal or local government in Canada? Do you want to increase your knowledge of Indigenous relations?

The fear of doing or saying the wrong thing can affect your relationship with Indigenous communities in a big way. This course was designed to help aid municipal employees specifically and to be a guide to fostering sustainable, long-term partnerships between municipal governments and Indigenous communities.

This course paves your path to respectful and effective Indigenous relations for local governments and is a follow up course to our Indigenous Awareness training.

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What are your key challenges?

  Understanding how to form and build Government - Indigenous relationships
  Understanding pragmatic reasons for working with Indigenous Peoples
  How to begin to consult with Indigenous Peoples
  How to manage risk when cultivating Indigenous relationships

Who should take this course?

  Regional and local government staff
  Those new to and those experienced in Indigenous relations

This training was developed in collaboration with our subject matter expert, Tammy Robertson. Tammy brings her immeasurable knowledge and award-winning experience to ICT clients through the development of course materials to training ICT clients in virtual classrooms or in person. She has over 13 years of experience in local government and municipal external relations. She has led Mayor, Council and City staff to see Indigenous relations through a new lens. As a proponent of openness, humility, and respect, Tammy has been successful in fostering new levels of trust between municipal and Indigenous governments leading to new agreements, joint working groups and projects, and cultural heritage protection practices. Now you can learn best practices from a subject matter expert.

Visit our testimonial page to read what others are saying about our training.

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quotes2Interesting and engaging training! The instructors are very open to questions and give no judgment. I hope to take more training in the near future!
S. S.    DFO Canada Species at Risk Program

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.


questionDid you know?

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada includes a Call to Action to the business sector: #92Business and Reconciliation
"Commit to meaningful consultation, building respectful relationships, and obtaining the free, prior, and informed consent of Indigenous peoples before proceeding with economic development projects."

"I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this topic, and highly endorse others to experience for themselves the quality of the training."

A. J.

"I have taken other Consultation courses which left me with questions and confused. This one not so. It was a very good course."

C. N.    Fisheries & Oceans Canada

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations