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Indigenous Awareness Training

Indigenous Awareness sessions are designed to inform members of the business community about the culture and history of Indigenous and Métis peoples in Saskatchewan. The courses range from Level 1 to Level 5 with advanced courses offering an in-depth look at HR practices, forming business relationships with Indigenous organizations and cultural traditions.

The SCC employs experienced instructors who are subject matter experts. These sessions are presented as full-day workshops or 3-hour workshops.

Level 1

Myths & Misconceptions

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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. The session takes place over a full day, or 8 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various exercises throughout the day.

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

Indigenous Awareness Training Webinars

The webinar sessions are presented by John Lagimodiere.

John Lagimodiere is the province’s leading expert in providing Indigenous Awareness Training with over 20 years of experience. His business, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services, is a past ABEX winner and has contracts with the Government of Saskatchewan and PostashCorp. John Lagimodiere has a close relationship with the SCC and has served as co-MC for the ABEX Awards for several years.

 

Myths & Misconceptions Module 1: Terminology, Demographics and Treaty 101
May 11, 2020 – check this page regularly for additional sessions
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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Myths & Misconceptions Module 2: The Métis
May 22, 2020
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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Myths & Misconceptions Module 3: The Indian Act and Residential Schools
May 27, 2020
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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Myths & Misconceptions Module 4: Taxes, Duty to Consult, UNDRIP, Education, Turning the Corner 
May 29, 2020
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of Modules 1-4.

Implementing an Indigenous Strategy & Hiring/Retention for Business
May 5, 2020
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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Attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion.

Indigenous Protocols & Cultural Traditions in Saskatchewan 
May 8, 2020
10:30am – 12:00 pm
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In-Person Indigenous Awareness Training

In-Person training will take place in the following cities on multiple dates. Lunch is included. Please list dietary restrictions during registration.

Regina: August 11 (Summer Series with John Lagimodiere), September 9, and November 4

Saskatoon: June 17, October 6, and December 2

Prince Albert: October 7

Battlefords: October 8

Yorkton: September 16

Estevan: November 3

Swift Current: tbd.

Moose Jaw: tbd.

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Level 2

Implementing an Indigenous Strategy & Hiring/Retention for Business

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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. The session takes place over a half day, or 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various case studies throughout the session.

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 & Métis peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

Indigenous Awareness Training Webinars

The webinar sessions are presented by John Lagimodiere.

John Lagimodiere is the province’s leading expert in providing Indigenous Awareness Training with over 20 years of experience. His business, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services, is a past ABEX winner and has contracts with the Government of Saskatchewan and PostashCorp. John Lagimodiere has a close relationship with the SCC and has served as co-MC for the ABEX Awards for several years.

Check this page regularly for additional sessions.

In-Person Indigenous Awareness Training

In-Person training will take place in the following cities on multiple dates. Lunch is included. Please list dietary restrictions during registration.

Regina: August 12 (Summer Series with John Lagimodiere – afternoon session also available), October 21 and December 9

Saskatoon: May 27, September 29 and November 18

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Level 3

Indigenous Protocols & Cultural Traditions in Saskatchewan

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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. The session takes place over a half day, or 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various case studies throughout the session.

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 & Métis peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

Indigenous Awareness Training Webinars

The webinar sessions are presented by John Lagimodiere.

John Lagimodiere is the province’s leading expert in providing Indigenous Awareness Training with over 20 years of experience. His business, ACS Aboriginal Consulting Services, is a past ABEX winner and has contracts with the Government of Saskatchewan and PostashCorp. John Lagimodiere has a close relationship with the SCC and has served as co-MC for the ABEX Awards for several years.

Check this page regularly for additional sessions.

In-Person Indigenous Awareness Training

In-Person training will take place in the following cities on multiple dates. Lunch is included. Please list dietary restrictions during registration.

Regina: October 22 and December 10

Saskatoon: September 30 and November 19

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Level 4

Indigenous Economic Reconciliation & Working with Economic Development Corporations & First Nations Communities August 13, 2020

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In Partnership with FHQ Developments Ltd. and Cowessess First Nation

This session has been designed as a supplemental course to Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths and Misconceptions and takes place at the FHQ Developments offices in Fort Qu’Appelle. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with senior staff members and community leaders as well as tour the FHQ Development offices. The session will provide information on how to be business-ready to work with Indigenous Economic Development Corporations and First Nations communities. The session takes place over a half day, or 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various case studies throughout the day.

After the morning session and lunch, participants can also further network over a round of golf at the Last Oak Golf Course located on the Cowessess First Nation near Broadview, SK.

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 & Métis peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

August 13
Options:
  • 8:00am-1:00pm (Course & Lunch)
  • 8:00am-6:30pm (Course, Lunch & Golf*)
Cost:
  • $100 plus GST SCC Member Rate
  • $125 plus GST Non-Member Rate
Schedule:

8:00am            Depart Regina

9:00am            Indigenous Awareness Training Level 4 in FHQ Boardroom

12:00pm         Lunch with Community Leaders in FHQ Boardroom

1:00pm           Depart for Cowessess First Nation

2:00pm           *Golf at Last Oak Golf Course (9 holes)

4:30pm           Depart for Regina

6:30pm           Arrive in Regina

*Golf is optional. Golfing fees will be paid on an individual basis. Based on level of interest, the SCC will arrange teams of 2-4 in advance and assign tee times. Depending on registration levels and interest in golf, the SCC may arrange group transportation as part of the registration fee for this session. Transportation fees will be added to registration fees based on the proportionate cost of van rental fees, additional mileage (if applicable) and fuel.

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Level 4

Indigenous Economic Reconciliation & Working with Economic Development Corporations & First Nations Communities June 18, 2020

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In partnership with Whitecap Dakota First Nation

This session has been designed as a supplemental course to Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths and Misconceptions and takes place at the Whitecap Dakota First Nation near Saskatoon. Participants will have the opportunity to connect with senior staff members and community leaders. The session will provide information on how to be business-ready to work with Indigenous Economic Development Corporations and First Nations communities. The session takes place over a half day, or 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various case studies throughout the day.

After the morning session and lunch, participants can also further network over a round of golf at the Dakota Dunes Golf Links.

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 & Métis peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

June 18

Options:

  • 8:30am-1:00pm (Course & Lunch)
  • 8:30am-5:45pm (Course, Lunch & Golf*)
Cost:
  • $100 plus GST SCC Member Rate
  • $125 plus GST Non-Member Rate
Schedule:

8:30am            Depart Saskatoon

9:00am            Indigenous Awareness Training Level 4

12:00pm         Lunch with Community Leaders at Dakota Dunes Golf Links Clubhouse

1:00pm           *Golf at Dakota Dunes Golf Links (18 holes)

5:15pm           Depart for Saskatoon

5:45pm           Arrive in Saskatoon

*Golf is optional. Golfing fees will be paid on an individual basis. Based on level of interest, the SCC will arrange teams of 2-4 in advance and assign tee times. Depending on registration levels and interest in golf, the SCC may arrange group transportation as part of the registration fee for this session. Transportation fees will be added to registration fees based on the proportionate cost of van rental fees, additional mileage (if applicable) and fuel.

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Level 5

Exploring Indigenous Traditions with Cowessess First Nation September 17, 2020

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This session has been designed as a supplemental course to Indigenous Awareness Training Level 1: Myths and Misconceptions and takes place at Cowessess First Nation near Broadview, SK. Participants will have the unique opportunity to learn directly from local experts in Indigenous culture (i.e. Elder or Knowledge Keeper). Activities may include a nature walk to identify plants and herbs important to the Indigenous community, storytelling, or performing a blanket ceremony. The session takes place over a half day, or 3 hours. Participants are encouraged to engage in dialogue and participate in various case studies throughout the day.

After the morning session and lunch, participants can also further network over a round of golf at the Last Oak Golf Course located on the Cowessess First Nation.

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 & Métis peoples as well as the TRC Calls to Action.

September 17
Options:
  • 7:00am-1:00pm (Course & Lunch)
  • 7:00am-5:30pm (Course, Lunch & Golf*)
Cost:
  • $100 plus GST SCC Member Rate
  • $125 plus GST Non-Member Rate
Schedule:

7:00am            Depart Regina

9:00am            Arrive at Cowessess First Nation Band Office –

9:15am            Indigenous Awareness Training Level 5

12:00pm         Lunch with Community Leaders at Last Oak Golf Course Clubhouse

1:00pm           Golf at Last Oak Golf Course (9 holes)

3:30pm           Depart for Regina

5:30pm           Arrive in Regina

*Golf is optional. Golfing fees will be paid on an individual basis. Based on level of interest, the SCC will arrange teams of 2-4 in advance and assign tee times. Depending on registration levels and interest in golf, the SCC may arrange group transportation as part of the registration fee for this session. Transportation fees will be added to registration fees based on the proportionate cost of van rental fees, additional mileage (if applicable) and fuel.

Register here.

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