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Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples® for Local Governments

Do you work in a municipal or local government in Canada? Are you looking for training to help you get beyond awareness in your work with Indigenous Peoples? Is the fear of doing or saying the wrong thing impeding your ability to develop effective Indigenous relationships?

What are your key challenges?
  • Understanding how history impacts Indigenous Peoples?
  • Understanding how current Indigenous issues impact Indigenous communities?
  • Understanding Indigenous self-government?
  • Understanding the constitutional, political and legal context of Indigenous issues?
  • Understanding how to form and build Government - Indigenous Relations?
  • Understanding pragmatic reasons for working with Indigenous Peoples?
  • Knowing how to begin to consult with Indigenous Peoples?
  • Knowing how to manage risk when cultivating Indigenous Relationships?
Who should take this course?
Regional and local government employees from departments including:
  • Mayor and Councils
  • Administration and Human Resources
  • Parks, Recreation and Culture
  • Planning, Building and Development
  • Business and Economic Development
Anyone with an interest in Indigenous relations between municipal or local governments including:
  • Contractors and suppliers
  • Non-profit community development organizations
  • Those preparing for a career in local or municipal government

Live-Guided Virtual Training

$7000  Per Group (Up to 30 Learners) Contact Us
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quotes2This training was exactly what I was looking for. It addressed my training needs from a human and workplace perspective. I am now equipped with many tools to ensure that I have effective, respectful and worthwhile interactions with Indigenous communities in the future.

L.S.  •  Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Read what others are saying about our training.


Very eye opening. Very interested particularly in the treaty history and current processes, well covered. I liked the fact that audience questions and possible prejudices were dealt with on a professional, understanding level.

S.B.    Royal Roads University


An excellent introduction to Indigenous Peoples in Canada, their history, culture, and the communications styles. Time well spent.

B.F.    CCEM

Meets requirements of CCAB PAR certification.

Progressive Aboriginal Relations

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This course is BC Law Society Continuing Ed certified for CPD purposes.

Start your learning here:

Sign up for...

Indigenous Awareness

and then

Indigenous Relations

Or take both in one:

Working Effectively With Indigenous Peoples

Then enhance your knowledge with any of the following:

Indigenous Consultation & Engagement

Indigenous Employment: Recruitment & Retention

Indigenous Procurement

How to Negotiate with Indigenous Peoples

Working with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples  This training is now a part of our new course: Indigenous Engagement

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Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations