Search out Indigenous economic development networks in your community and find ways to stay informed through their communication platforms. The newsletter from the Saskatchewan First Nations Economic Development Network is an excellent source.
Creating Inclusive Worksites for Aboriginal Workers: A Case for Business outlines the many advantages Canada would be privy to through increased Indigenous inclusion, how instead of making cuts there would be greater benefits to implementing a greater number of employment training programs, and how a greater focus on Indigenous inclusion in the workplace is the solution to Canada needing more taxpaying workers.
Access Indigenous Works has the personnel and online resources/training for your business to analyze your current policies, strategize and implement change to foster Indigenous inclusion.
Learn How to Properly Acknowledge Indigenous Peoples & Their Traditional Territories at Gatherings & Meetings
Begin all meetings and events by acknowledging the traditional territory on which you gather. It is a sign of respect, recognizing “you’re on the land of a Nation that has had a relationship since time immemorial with that land.”
“The Indigenous population is the fastest growing demographic in Canada. Why then is Indigenous inclusion and engagement overlooked by so many organizations?” These articles argue that Indigenous inclusion in the Canadian economy is essential and discuss strategies to overcoming such barriers.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #92 outlines ways in which the business sector can and should develop reconciliation strategies. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. has created three elements for developing Reconciliation strategies for business
Everyone, at some point in their journey of Reconciliation, needs to read the 94 Calls to Action recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission to “redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation.” Or connect here to the Truth & Reconciliation Commission Final Report to read other sections and excerpts.
We have included this action in every category and every path on this website as a reminder of how important it is for us to understand the history and path of Reconciliation in our country.
The International Indigenous Speakers’ Bureau has an incredible range of speakers that can address topics from health/wellness, arts, history to business and sports: “IISB is about creating opportunities for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to connect, and build bridges, by providing access to a wealth of Indigenous Speakers around the world.”
“ayisīnowak: A Communications Guide is intended to provide individuals with a basic outline of Aboriginal protocol and governance systems in order to facilitate improved relationship building either as co-workers, through business opportunities or through inclusion in specific projects.”
There are many good reasons that engaging with an Indigenous workforce can help your bottom line. Check out, Engaging Saskatoon Region Employers: The Business Case for Reconciliation
The Wanuskewin Heritage Park Online Store offers a selection of beautiful authentic and traditional pieces, from jewelry to home décor to artwork, hand-crafted by local artists using natural materials.