As of May 2016, Canada became a full supporter, without qualification, of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration). But, what does that mean and how does it affect how you consult and accommodate Indigenous Peoples? What are the legal and policy issues around adopting and implementing the Declaration in Canada, including the application of free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?

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What are your key challenges?

  How to consult with Indigenous communities?
  How to apply UNDec to your work?
  Understanding free, prior and informed consent (FPIC)?
  Understanding the Canadian Government’s implementation of UNDec?
  Understanding the legal effects of UNDec?

Who should take this course?

 Everyone needing to fulfill legal and regulatory requirements for consultation
  Federal, provincial, regional, municipal government staff
  Indigenous Peoples
  Senior executives, managers and board members
  Academia, lawyers, everyone interested in UNDec

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If you want to read what others are saying about our training, here's our testimonial page.

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quotes2The session on UNDec really helped demystify the Declaration and led to important discussions around how our day-to-day work can influence, and be influenced by the implementation of UNDec. A very good session to provide information and provoke thought.
M. C.    Public Safety Canada

Start your learning here:

  • 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.


  • 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.



  • 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.

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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.

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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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questionDid you know?

"The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples is the framework for reconciliation at all levels and across all sectors of Canadian society." 
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

"Fantastic training that should become more universal. Training highlights the importance of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and applying the principle in day to day work life."

W. H.    Canadian Wildlife Service

"This is valuable training for anyone who works with Indigenous Peoples. It provides understanding about Indigenous Peoples priorities and rights as stated in UNDec."

R. M.    Canadian Wildlife Service

Your Commitment + Our Training = Informed Indigenous Relations