Engaging with Indigenous Peoples

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Price: CA$10.00 /per person

The Red Lion

47 Clarence Street · Ottawa, ON

How to find us

We're in the private room at the back of the Red Lion. Follow the hall on the right past the kitchen.

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The boss calls you into the office and informs you that you need to engage with some local indigenous peoples. You don’t know it yet but you are sure the battle for middle earth is triggered in Indigenous engagement. What should you do? Where should you start?

Join us for this IAP2 Third Tuesday on Indigenous engagement.

At this session we will discuss:

• How to engage in a respectful and effective way

• How to build organizational support for engagement

• hints and tips for when you’re in meetings

• What to say and not say when working on engagement

• How to tell if your consultation is going well

• Dealing with difficult questions when at meetings

Our speaker

Bob Joseph (https://twitter.com/wewap), President and Founder of Indigenous Corporate Training Inc (http://www.ictinc.ca) has provided training designed to help people work effectively with Indigenous Peoples since 1994. His Canadian clients include all levels of Government, Fortune 500 companies, Financial Institutions, including the World Bank, small and medium sized corporate enterprises, and, in past, provided training for trainers for Indigenous Peoples. He has worked internationally for clients in the United States, Guatemala, Peru, and New Caledonia in the South Pacific. In 2006, Bob co-facilitated a worldwide Indigenous Peoples roundtable in Switzerland which included participants from the United Nations, Australia, New Zealand, North, Central and South America, Africa, and the Philippines.

Bob has a background in business administration, is a certified master trainer, and is a former associate professor at Royal Roads University in Indigenous Corporate Relations program.

Bob is an Indigenous person, or more specifically a status Indian, and is a member of the Gwawaenuk Nation. The Gwawaenuk is one of the many Kwakwaka’wakw tribes located between Comox and Port Hardy on Vancouver Island and the adjacent mainland of British Columbia. He comes from a proud potlatch family and is an initiated member of the Hamatsa Society and son of a hereditary chief who will one day, in accordance with strict cultural laws, become a hereditary chief.


5:30 - 6PM Registration and mix and mingle

6PM Presentation by Bob Joseph

6:45 - 7:15 Participant questions and answers

7:15 - ? Mix and mingle

About IAP2 Third Tuesday

IAP2 Third Tuesday is a speaker series focusing on citizen engagement and public participation in the era of social media. It brings together two communities:

• the members of the International Association for Public Participation. IAP2 members include researchers and P2 practitioners from both government and the private sector

• the members of the Third Tuesday community. Third Tuesday members have been meeting since 2006 to hear from leading edge speakers and to discuss the impact of social media on our relationship with institutions and society.

The outcome of these sessions is a cross pollination of thinking between two areas of expertise that supports better practices and increased citizen engagement.