Do you know what to look for in an Indigenous Awareness training program?
We found an independent checklist* and put ourselves and ourWorking Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®training to the test!
We are proud to say that we exceed all areas outlined on the checklist. Take a look:

1. A program that includes a needs assessment

We discuss the client’s needs for the training from the first inquiry. We look to ensure that your goals are met for each training session. If requested we can take a formal needs assessment of the anticipated participants to gain insight into their expectations and questions before the training session.


Our book,Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®is in its 4th edition. In addition to our training, the book has been used by post-secondary institutions for their courses.

3. A program that deals with contemporary Indigenous issues such as economics, education, social conditions, treaties, taxation, self-government, and land claims

We feel that it is important for participants in our training to understand the historical and legal importance of Indigenous Peoples in Canada to fully understand the contemporary Indigenous issues that affect Canadians, Indigenous and non-Indigenous. We provide honest and straightforward answers to questions about whether Indigenous people living on reserves getfree housing或者免费后教育. Whether Indigenous people payin Canada. Whether there is a connection between Indigenous unemployment and Indigenous health and social problems.


"Having an interest in the progression of industry – aboriginal relations, this course has given me an informed and interesting appreciation for the issues on the table today and in the future."

J. G.Moose Mountain Technical Services

4. Professional trainers well-versed in the subject matter.


Our Subject Matter Experts and trainers are both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous professionals with backgrounds ranging from local government, the corporate sector, to Indigenous leadership, both elected and hereditary.(也可以看看:9 Considerations for Choosing an Indigenous Cultural Competency Trainer.)

5. Indigenous trainers and resource people who can share experiences and perspectives.

Our Indigenous trainers and resource people have diverse backgrounds and come from a range of different Indigenous communities. To learn more about each of our trainers, visit ourteam profile page.

6. An environment where participants can ask sensitive questions and explore differing perspectives.

"A good overview of a complex area. Appreciated the matter-of-fact delivery of sensitive topics."

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R. D.Enbridge Pipelines

7. A program that does not evade difficult issues - such as racism - but addresses them in a non-threatening way.

It is important when training to address difficult issues, such as racism, in a non-threatening way. From our experience racism flows from an ignorance of the facts. Once provided with rational, fact-based information participants are able to understand the history of a difficult issue and see solutions in a different manner.

"Workshop leader knowledgeable, sets excellent pace and his presentation style is calming and enjoyable, assisting understanding of material."

S. G.亨特·迪金森公司

8.去od resource materials that can be used in the session and then as reference tools.

As mentioned earlier, our best-selling book,Working Effectively with Indigenous Peoples®, is presently in its 4th edition. Every participant at our training receives a copy to use as a continued reference.

9. A conducive facility, ideally a location that augments participants' understanding of Indigenous Peoples and issues.

We have found that by providing the training in the client’s preferred location participants can feel more comfortable as they are within their own environment. If it is preferred we can arrange for analternate facility either in a neutral, central, or Indigenous community location.

10. Positive evaluations and references from previous participants.


*The independent checklist was created by and originally posted on the Indigenous and Northern Development Canada website.

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