“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.”
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.
In the Indigenous Perspectives podcast, public servants give voice to diverse experiences — and struggles — around what it means to be Indigenous.
Discussions about the legacies of history, the role of culture in the workplace, and how to move forward on reconciliation shed light on the varied factors that motivate Indigenous people to join, and stay, in the Public Service.
Think Indigenous was a conference in March 2018 that sought to “[inspire] change through Indigenous knowledge, story, and education.” The conference offered educators from all backgrounds the opportunity to work together in the enhancement of Indigenous Knowledges & Change. Watch the speakers online and see what they learned.
Create safe space in your communication by acknowledging traditional territories in the signature of your emails or correspondence. Indigenous Corporate Training Inc. provides excellent background and information around acknowledging traditional territories.
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 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 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.
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.”
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.
Indigenous Works has a framework designed to review your organizational workplace inclusion competencies and build more effective partnerships with Indigenous people, businesses and communities. They also offer Online Training designed to help your entire organization advance Indigenous workplace inclusion.