Why Indigenous Awareness Training

Why Take Indigenous Awareness Training?

Indigenous Awareness Canada Training will help you to create greater understanding and enhance communications between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people.

The training will serve as a tool for gaining awareness and understanding of a group of people who, through historical events, location, law, legislation and policies have remained separated, isolated, segregated and marginalized from mainstream society. The building of trusting and respectful relationships will occur through awareness, comfort, confidence and much improved communications.

If you are a service provider such as teacher, social worker, psychologist, correctional officer, police officer, care giver, or nurse Indigenous Awareness Canada Workshops will show you how to achieve more positive results through enhanced communication with your Indigenous clients.

The factors at play in any relationship with Indigenous communities are complex and challenging. Working with Indigenous people and their communities has become a critical component of corporate operational planning, especially if you are working on the land or under it.

Getting onto the land is now a national issue impacting practically ever industry from coast to coast. Major court decisions support the claims that Indigenous communities have a legal right to the use of natural resources and protections of the environment. Why is it that industries find this concept so unbelievable and often simply unacceptable?

This has been the case for many decades now. Put simply, the rules of engagement between Industry and Indigenous communities have changed the “doing business” landscape forever. Many provincial governments have been of the same mindset and now find themselves dismayed, confused and giving out some really bad advice.

Indigenous awareness training is only the beginning of what should become a long-term, committed relationship. You and your companies need to identify the business case and develop Aboriginal relations programs to ensure certainty, consent, Indigenous participation, and access to land and resources.

Sometimes, this process is not successful and it’s never simple. There is no quick fix, one-size-fits-all solution.

Strategies, objectives, action matrix, assigning resources, ensuring clarity and senior executive support eventually evolve into your own corporate Indigenous Relations Program.

Learning how to be good neighbours and business partners with Indigenous peoples is essential if we wish to operate effectively and efficiently in a constantly changing regulatory environment.

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Our clients include RBC Financial Group, Shell Canada Ltd., Ledcor Industries, ATCO Group of Companies, De Beers Canada, Schlumberger, Weyerhaeuser and many dozens of other corporations and government departments.

You are in good company.