Indigenous Awareness Training

The Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce is committed to the Calls to Action from the TRC Report as well as the meaningful engagement of the Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan into the economy. Indigenous Awareness training provides an overview of the history and culture of Indigenous Peoples of Saskatchewan to allow for an inclusive and prosperous business community in our province.

Our Indigenous Awareness Training webinars, led by SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement Nick Crighton, are designed to inform members of the business community about the culture and history of Indigenous peoples in Saskatchewan. Current courses range from Level 1 to Level 3 with advanced courses offering an in-depth look at HR practices and cultural traditions.

Webinars consist of a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes Q&A. Certificate of Participation provided upon completion of each level.

Upcoming Indigenous Awareness Training Training Sessions

Indigenous Awareness Training Modules

Level 1: Myths & Misconceptions

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Join Nick Crighton, SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement, for live webinar sessions of Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths & Misconceptions.  Broken down into 4 modules, each session includes a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants:

  • Module 1: Terminology, Demographics and Treaty 101
  • Module 2: The Métis
  • Module 3: The Indian Act and Residential Schools
  • Module 4: Taxes, Duty to Consult, UNDRIP, Education, Turning the Corner 

Open to the SCC membership and the general public, this introductory session covers the history of Saskatchewan’s First Nation & Métis peoples from pre-contact to today, including Treaties and the TRC Calls to Action.

This course is a prerequisite to all advanced levels of Indigenous Awareness Training. 

Upcoming Indigenous Awareness Training Training Sessions

Level 2: Implementing an Indigenous Strategy & Hiring/Retention for Business

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Join Nick Crighton, SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement, for a live webinar session of Indigenous Awareness Training Level 2: Implementing an Indigenous Strategy & Hiring/Retention for Business. Each session includes a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants.

This advanced session is designed with senior business leaders and Human Resource managers in mind and covers how to implement an Indigenous strategy for your business as well as information on hiring and retaining Indigenous employees.

Prerequisite: Attendees should have already attended Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths & Misconceptions or have a base level knowledge of the history of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

Upcoming Indigenous Awareness Training Training Sessions

Level 3: Indigenous Protocols & Cultural Traditions in Saskatchewan 100% of the registration fees for Level 3 training are donated to the Saskatchewan First Nations Veterans Association.

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Join Nick Crighton, SCC Director of Indigenous Engagement, for a live webinar session of Indigenous Awareness Training Level 3: Indigenous Protocols & Cultural Traditions in Saskatchewan. Each session includes a 1-hour presentation followed by 30 minutes of Q&A with participants.

This session has been designed as a supplemental course to Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths and Misconceptions and provides participants with an in depth look at Indigenous Protocols and Cultural Traditions in Saskatchewan, including how to interact with Indigenous senior officials, Elders and Knowledge Keepers.

Prerequisite: Attendees should have already attended Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths & Misconceptions or have a base level knowledge of the history of Saskatchewan’s Indigenous peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

Upcoming Indigenous Awareness Training Training Sessions

Contact Michele Geres for more information

Michele Geres

Director of Programs
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