Indigenous Cultural Awareness and Engagement Workshop

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  •  May 24, 2023 - May 25, 2023
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1000 Waverly, Room 104

Understanding the history and culture of Canada’s Indigenous Peoples’ is critical to moving forward as a business and as a nation. This understanding is especially pertinent in natural resource extraction, mining, and forestry, but Indigenous relations have far reaching financial and social impacts in any industry. Whether your focus is in recruitment, business development, or training, this workshop will help you and your team build informed, effective, and respectful relationships with Metis, First Nations Peoples and communities.

Presented with Okimaw Community & HR Solutions

Okimaw is a n Indigenous led company that works with public and private organizations helping them to have productive business relationships with First Nations. Terry and his team will be providing an informative set of workshops that will provide MEIA members with a good foundation for increased understanding and better relations with the Metis, First Nations and the Indigenous citizens of where we work.

Subjects Covered in the Course
• Understanding how history impacts Indigenous Peoples
• Understanding how current Indigenous issues impact Indigenous communities
• Understanding the constitutional, political, and legal context of Indigenous issues
• UNDRIP what is it?
• How Indigenous and western world views impact decision-making
• Understanding business reasons for working with Indigenous Peoples
• How to do effective Indigenous Engagement

About the Instructor:

Mrs. Miranda Kennedy – B. Comm (Hons), has over 20 years of combined experience in social work, human resources, and project management. Mrs. Kennedy serves as the VP of HR solutions for Okimaw and is from the Little Pine First Nation in Saskatchewan. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Human Resource Management from the University of Saskatchewan. While in University, Mrs. Kennedy served as President of the Aboriginal Business Students Society and has been involved with several committees during her career.

Mrs. Miranda Kennedy is a result driven, HR focused professional with a strong understanding of an organization’s priorities and challenges. She believes in people and their potential; and encourages others to develop personally and professionally in their careers to change businesses and even nations.