Nibwaakaawin – Respectful Engagement with Indigenous Communities
Nibwaakaawin – meaning wisdom in Ojibwe – is a client-focused training program that builds understanding of First Nations and Indigenous rights, the evolving responsibilities of non-governmental entities to address these, and practical approaches to mitigate risk and build positive relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities. Tailored training sessions are provided by our cross-country team of associates.
Indigenous people in Canada have unique, constitutionally-protected rights and governance structures. As recognition of these rights grows, corporations and organizations are expected to understand how to engage and negotiate with Indigenous peoples whose interests intersect with their work.
Led by John Beaucage and Charles Harnick, a former Grand Chief and a provincial Minister responsible for Indigenous relations respectively, our roster of Associates includes highly-respected Indigenous leaders and experts representing nations and peoples from coast-to-coast-to-coast. We will assemble a training team based on the client’s individual needs.
Training can be offered virtually or in-person, as a single session or training series. Each session is tailored to your needs, recorded, with the opportunity for additional “update” modules that can be integrated in the future to deal with changing client needs, local dynamics and the evolving understanding of Indigenous rights.
We’re ready to bring Nibwaakaawin to your team when you need it. We welcome the opportunity to generate a proposed training session or program based on your project brief and our standard pricing structure.
MEET OUR NIBWAAKAAWIN ASSOCIATES:
Wasauksing First Nation
Wasauksing territory, near Parry Sound, ON
Kinistin Saulteaux Nation
Wiikwemikong First Nation
Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory, Manitoulin Island, ON
Cayuga Nation, Six Nations of the Grand River
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
Chippewas of the Thames territory, near London, ON
Huron Wendat First Nation
Luc Lainé est membre de la nation Huronne Wendat et un ex-Chef délégué du Conseil de sa Première Nation. Au cours des trente dernières années, il a participé à de nombreuses activités professionnelles au sein du gouvernement fédéral, d’organisations autochtones nationales et du secteur privé.